When it comes to online auction sites and classified listings (such as eBay and Gumtree), clothes are the most commonly listed items. You can now find new and second-hand clothes to fit every size, shape, style and budget – all without leaving the comfort of home. Whilst making a purchase online is easy-peasy, selling your own goods isn’t always quite as straight forward – especially when you want to make a sale fast and at the price you’ve set! Follow these top tips for selling clothes online and make that first listing more effective:
If the photos you provide don’t sell an item straight away, a persuasive product description might be just what you need to tempt a buyer. Again the more detail the better, but keep it concise too. Bullet points are an excellent way to list important information like: size, colour, designer name, fabric, age and condition. Perhaps suggest when and how the item might be worn for the best look. Do you have the original box or receipt to go along with the item? If so, make a note of this– a designer item is more likely to sell if it has the original designer packaging too.
Remember the importance of size
Within your product description, may particular attention to garment size. If you know the item to be quite big for its listed size (for example, different stores have different ideas of a size 10) make sure you mention that. If you’re offering international delivery, it’s also worth noting the equivalent international sizes of the item.
When pricing your item, keep in mind the costs of postage. Research how much the item will cost in advance (based on weight and delivery time) and take into account any special packaging materials you may need, such as: bubble wrap, tape, hangers, boxes and tissue paper.