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Sell Clothes Online
Poshmark– Selling on Poshmark is not for the faint of heart but you can reap great rewards. You take photos of your clothes right in the app, add details for your product and set your price. This method requires regular sharing of your listings so you can maximize your chances of selling. Poshmark takes $3 for any sale under $15 and 20% for anything over that. They’ll give you a pre-paid label but they don’t give you something to ship your product in (I use recycled boxes from packages I receive). To sign up, use code “JDHXU” for a $5 credit.
Thredup– Thredup sends you a bag with pre-paid label to fill with all your unwanted clothes. They list the clothing online for you and you get 80% of the resale value. They also donate what they can’t sell. A great low-touch method.
Tradesy– I haven’t personally used Tradesy but this looks like a great option for designer clothing that is in great condition. You send the company a picture of your product and they clean up the background of the photo and make it look professional. Once your item is sold, they send you a pre-paid bag and take 9% of the sale amount.
Sell Clothes In Person
Buffalo Exchange– I usually only get a few bucks for my clothes at Buffalo Exchange but it is where I take my basics or non-brand items. The selling counter is open during all operating hours but remember to bring a government issued ID.
2nd Time Around– Schedule an appointment or drop your clothes of to be sorted and priced. 2nd Time Around will donate whatever they don’t select if you’d like and you’ll receive 40% of the selling price. It is 50-70% for select handbags, shoes, and wallets. You can cash out when you earn $100+ or you can choose to use your money for shopping at 2nd Time Around and you’ll receive a 10% bonus.
Donate Used Clothing
Goodwill– I use Goodwill to donate anything that I can’t sell or isn’t worth the time or effort to sell. Drop off your items in a donation bin or at a Goodwill location and Goodwill sells the items and uses the revenue to fund employment training and job placement services. Any clothes that Goodwill can’t sell are picked up by textile recyclers and about 5% of all donations make it to the landfill if they are wet, moldy or contaminated.
Local Shelters– Find a local homeless or women’s shelter to donate used clothing and other home goods.
Do you have any other methods you use for selling or donating clothing? Please share in the comments!
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