Wondering what to do with your old clothing or hand me downs? Why not sell them online and make some extra cash. There are some great places online that help you to sell your clothes and give them a second life. The following benefits of this includes: reducing landfill, lowering carbon emissions, reducing energy consumption and just generally helping the world combat fast fashion and the impact it is having on the environment.
In summary here are my top 4 best places to sell your clothes online:
- Asos Marketplace
- Hardly Ever Worn it
I will now touch on some of the pros and cons of selling on these sites in more detail.
As a regular user of Vinted myself, I absolutely love this app. Not only is it free to list your items but I was also quite surprised to find how quickly some of my items sold. I even sold one item for more than the cost I purchased it for! The app is easy to use and doesn’t just involve clothing but also books, homeware and much more. All it involves is uploading photos from your phone and describing them (do be sure to use hashtags to optimise your search) and then wallah, your listing is live!
According to Drapers, Vinted raised €250m (£214.67m) earlier this year in investment. This will be used to expand into new markets, invest in payment, shipping and infrastructure. The sum raised is an indication as to the increasing relevance of circular fashion.
There are technically no selling fees but these are added to the price for the buyer. There are millions of active users buying, selling, and even swapping clothes which makes it a great place to make some extra dough.
This platform is for all the indie kids out there looking for cool, vintage and quirky attire that you wouldn’t find anywhere else on the high street. Originally a social platform, Depop really has boomed since it began in 2011.While you aren’t charged for listing items, there is a 10% fee to pay when your item sells. One of the major downsides to this platform if you are a consumer, is that you can get fast fashion resellers who purchase large volumes of the same piece of clothing and sell it on for a profit. They can also trick you into thinking you’re buying from an independent designer when it is actually cheap and imported fast fashion. Therefore, do try and lookout for sellers who have multiple sizes of the same item.
If you are looking to buy or sell unique clothes you need to check out ASOS marketplace. This platform curates the best charity shop, vintage store and indie labelled items on one website. With more than 900 front stores including charity stores such as Cancer research and British Red Cross Vintage, you will probably feel spoilt for choice when browsing as a consumer. As a seller, to begin you need to open a ‘Boutique’ with a minimum of 10 – 15 products on offer at any time. Boutiques need to pay £20 per month plus 20% commission on every sale. There is no formal contract with ASOS Marketplace as it operates on a monthly basis and you also have the freedom to remove your boutique at any time.
The online store is continuing to make great headway towards becoming a sustainable and ethical retailer. If you are just looking to make some extra money or are trying your hand at making some serious income ASOS Marketplace is certainly one place to try.
Hardly Ever Worn it
If you have designer or luxury gear lying around which you never use, then HEWI is the place to sell it. The platform prides itself on reselling pre-owned designer bags, jewellery, shoes, and men and women’s clothing. Sustainability is at the core of their business and has been for the past 10 years. They aim to make the second hand market the world’s first choice for consumers and contribute towards reducing carbon emissions. In doing so they plant 2160 trees every year and have recently (June 2021) partnered with Ecologi to fund global carbon recapture projects. There is no charge for registration and listing. HEWI takes 18% of the price paid for the sold item (plus VAT on commission), and then you receive the full postage amount paid- Check it out!
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