7 Tips For Success When Selling Preloved Clothes Online

7 Tips For Success When Selling Preloved Clothes Online


Selling clothes online has become increasingly popular and readily available in recent years, which is good news for sustainable living – keeping clothes in circulation! Thanks to the development of apps such as Vinted, Depop, Facebook Marketplace, eBay and more, it’s becoming almost second nature to sell on your pre-loved garments online.

If you haven’t already, check out our blog post here where we explore the various ways to sell second hand clothes and other belongings online. Read on to learn Etikora’s top tips for success!

Quality Photos

Always ensure your listings have high-quality images taken in good lighting - natural light is the best. Include close-ups and multiple angles to give buyers a clear view of your items.

Detailed Descriptions

Write detailed and accurate descriptions, including the brand, size, condition, and any flaws or wear. Honesty builds trust with buyers, and the more keywords the better.

Competitive Pricing

Research similar items on the platform to set competitive prices; be open to negotiation, but don’t undervalue your items.

Responsive Communication

Promptly respond to buyer inquiries and maintain polite and helpful communication throughout the transaction. Good communication makes a huge difference to reviews and the likelihood of them becoming a repeat buyer!

Shipping and Packaging

Ship items promptly, and use suitable, sustainable packaging to protect them during transit. Also, ensure you provide tracking information to the buyer.

Personal Touch

Adding an element of personal touch to your deliveries can also increase your chances of a positive review, repeat buyer and overall successful transaction. Some ideas include adding a small note to the parcel expressing your gratitude, unique or bold packaging to stand out, or giving the option to mark this sale as a gift order.

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