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  1. I have a dress I bought for my granddaughter for a homecoming dance at her high school. It came three days after the dance even though I paid extra shipping. I bought it from a site called “nova”. They don’t want me to return it because they don’t want to give me my money back. So, I’m stuck with a new dress that’s never been worn. I just want to get out of it what the dress is worth. Give me an opinion of which would be the best site to use. Which one would be the best to use?

    • Ebay or Craigslist might be your best options since they have the lowest fees, and you might be able to sell it sooner. You can also browse on a site like Poshmark to see if similar dresses are listed, as that will be your competition. The only thing with these sites is that your commission fees can be higher.

  2. The information given for Poshmark is incorrect. To ship your item, Poshmark emails a prepaid shipping label. You pack your item, and drop it in the mail. The buyer pays shipping costs and you can track the item on your PM account. The party hosts are chosen by PM. You can’t just create a party. You can share your items to your followers or to parties for visibility. The more you share, the more visibility you’ll get.

    • We’ve made these corrections in the article. Thanks for letting us know!

  3. I am intrested. I want to start selling online. What is the first step?

    • Pick at least one of the sites mentioned on this list and follow their selling guidelines. The process is fairly simple.

  4. I have tons of clothes and shoes from Spain, Portugal, and Italy from the 90’s. They are all new with tags. What’s the best selling option?

    • You can try Poshmark if they have those brands. Otherwise, try Mercari and eBay.

  5. I have a large closet full of used western clothing: men’s, women’s, young man’s shoes, dresses, etc., to sell for cash. I would like to know what online store would be best to take all and sell for cash. I am limited on time to post online.

    • You would really have to just check with each one. For example, if you decided to try and sell your stuff on Poshmark, I would check out the sections at the bottom of the site titled, “Sell on Poshmark”, and also “How it Works”, “FAQ’s”, and “About”. This information may tell you whether they accept western clothing as well as other facts that can help you get your things sold. Just check this type of info on each site you are interested in and you may find the one that is right for you. Good luck!

  6. I have a mix of kids, men’s, and women’s clothing. Some are brand name and others are just (JC Penny) regular brands. Should I send the brands to a separate company than the non-brands, or is there a place that takes both? Also, I have a lot of prom dresses. Where can I sell these?

    • Regarding the prom dresses, you might try selling them on Poshmark so you can try getting more.

      You can try sending your name brand and regular brands to the same place. In the seller guidelines, just make sure you read the terms and conditions to make sure they are currently accepting regular brand clothing. Sometimes, it’s a supply and demand issue with sites like ThredUp. You can also try a local consignment store first as you can get back any clothes they don’t buy.

  7. I have lots of old jeans (4 kids worth). Where would be a good place to sell them? Some are from my husband as well. Some are 20 years old, so they are out of style.

    • You could try Ebay. Another idea is to sell them online through a local Facebook sales group. If those ideas don’t pan out, perhaps a garage sale or thrift store are options.

  8. I have two vintage coats. One is mink and the other is camel hair. They are in decent shape. I did have them cleaned, which was a little expensive. I have no idea what to ask for pricing. Do you have any recommendations?

    • I would start by looking up what others have been listing them for on some of these sites. That may give you an idea of where to start.

  9. I have around 1200 pairs of women’s jeans, most never worn, from 2002 to 2008. I have Guess, Levis, Wrangler and several other brands, plus around 200 pairs of women’s shoes still new in the boxes. Most are size 8m. Where is my best option to sell these?

    • There are lots of different options, but it depends on your goal. Are you simply wanting to get rid of them and get some money? If so, nearly any of the options listed would work. However, if you want to open your own online store, You might take a different approach. For instance, you could open a Shopify store for the used items and sell the new things through Poshmark, ThredUP, or one of the other options. I wish you luck!

  10. I have about 10 large trash bags full of mixed name brand clothes, out of style, but in good condition. They are mostly men’s jeans and a lot of t-shirts in great condition. Also there are a lot of used shoes that are name brand but old. I also have in perfect condition (missing liner for one of the jackets) complete motorcycle protective gear.

    Where exactly should I sell them as I have to move and sell them immediately?

    • Well, you could try just about any of them, really. Although I would double check to make sure they will take the items. For instance, one of the places listed in this post is for purses and handbags only. You might need to be a little more selective about how you try to sell the motorcycle gear since that is a bit different. You might have to try Craigslist or eBay for that. Good luck!

  11. I used eBay until they returned my money from the sale to the buyer when they lied and said it was dirty or some worn or not in the condition stated. It was not true. I had a 100% rating until they began placing the buyer’s word above mine without an opportunity for me to respond. So, said buyer has their money back and my brand new, unworn coat. Do not use them.

    • It’s unfortunate that you had such a bad experience using eBay. I think you just got a really bad buyer. I don’t believe all buyers are that way, but clearly some are. I wish you better luck if you try to sell clothing online again.

      • I had a bad experience on eBay as well, and it was lucky I had used Amex. They sent me a huge canvas painting we had purchased, and when I unrolled it on the dining room table, the canvas was torn into the subject. The owner said it had been in perfect condition when the studio warehouse person had sent it, and she trusted him. Well, he lied. Maybe he tore it removing it from the stretcher boards. She was going to refund me minus the cost of the repair. Thank God for Amex. They don’t go for rip offs. eBay is one big garage sale. You take your chances, I was told.

        • I understand why you have a bad taste in your mouth after having an unpleasant experience. I think that no company is perfect, unfortunately. There are always going to be at least a few people who don’t get the outcome they were expecting. I also know there are many people who have used eBay multiple times and gotten along just fine. I hope your next online experience goes better and thanks for sharing your viewpoint.

    • I had the same experience with eBay. They allow the buyer to return the item to the seller for any reason and take your money. I sold a brand new item with the tags on it. The buyer lied about the item and eBay returned the money to the buyer. I initially had a 100% rating.

  12. I’m interested in these sites but worry they may not fit or look great. They all seem to be “all sales are final”. Are there any sites that take returns? I’m just not sold yet.

    • You’d just have to check the policies and terms of each one to find out if any take returns. I hope you find one that works for you. Good luck!

  13. Dear Beacon,
    First, I’d like to thank you for the time you invested in sharing your knowledge and experience with us all. It is a true gift. My mother passed roughly 10 months back, and I have just begun to gather, sort, and collect her clothes to resell online. She took excellent care of her clothing and wore sizes 10-14 in petites. Her brand choices were mostly from Lands End, Liz Taylor, etc. Do you have a recommendation on which sight would be most effective in generating sales for petite clothing in the stated sizes? Any ideas would be helpful and appreciated.

    Again, thank you. This has been a challenging process, but you have helped ease much of my concern with your shared experience, lessons, guidance, knowledge, and shared advice.

    Sincerely,
    Angie Jean

    • One of the best ways is to check out each site you are interested in. See what items are selling and how much they are going for. Then compare them to find the best one. I also encourage you to double check the policies, terms, and conditions of each to make sure you follow them. The last thing you want to do is end up with nothing due to not following one of their rules. Good luck!

  14. This is the most thorough article I’ve seen on selling clothing. Great research, Josh. Thanks.
    When it comes to selling kiddie attire, there is a specialized Facebook group where I live just for selling children’s clothing. Most of the brands are not super high end (no Jacadi…lots of Gap) however, the kids’ clothes DO sell quickly so you can get a little pocket change. For items that don’t find a buyer, and you want to give away, there’s another local FB Group here where sellers can choose by face and name who’ll get the clothes. It’s called “Buy Nothing”. Giving neighbors or fellow members of the group the chance to take your things by posting “interested” on those Children’s Place dresses is preferable to me over letting a corporation decide where they’ll go.
    Buynothingproject.org

    • What a great and helpful service to those in need! Maybe other communities will take inspiration from your comment and start their own such group! Thank you!

  15. About the dress: contact the schools in the area and see if you could advertise the dress in the school newspaper or any bulletin board where kids frequent, which is everywhere.

    • Yes, that’s another way it might be sold quickly. The same can hold true for college campuses as they sometimes have homecoming events and snowball dances as well. Thanks for posting this additional idea!

  16. I have some men’s shirts that are new and some that are gently used.

    They are not famous brands( bought them mostly from Kohl’s & JC Penney). Which will be the best online or physical stores to sell them?

    Thanks.

    • Well, you might have to do some research to find out that answer. Go to the websites you are interested in and look at the prices for comparable used clothing they are selling. Then check physical store prices as well. This might give you a good idea as to which is the better option. Keep in mind, if selling online there may be shipping costs to consider as well. Of course, with some online sellers, the buyer pays the shipping. Just some things to think over as you compare. Good luck selling your stuff!

  17. Hello there. I make my own clothes, mostly for women and kids, and some houseware items (bed sheets, table cloths, woven baskets, etc.), but I am currently in Africa. How do you think I could sell my items online?

    • Check out our post about sites like eBay to sell your stuff online. You can also try setting up an Amazon or Etsy store to sell what you make. I believe you can do this from your country of Africa. If that doesn’t work, maybe you could set up your own online store through a website. Good luck! I hope it works for you.

  18. Which sites work best for the plus sized woman?

    • I would look at the sites you are interested in to see if they sell plus sized clothing. If they do, check out clothing similar to yours to see how much it is selling for. That should give you a good idea which places you might wight want to use to sell your clothing. I hope you find one that helps you successfully sell them for the maximum amount of profit!

  19. Hi! We import ready made garments and own a warehouse in Ajman. I would like to create an online market for my items. Please, can anyone guide me on which site would be the best platform for my kind of requirements?

    • We have some posts on this site that might help you get started opening your own online shop. You could also start by opening an online store through Etsy or maybe Amazon. It might help you build up a following.

  20. I have just started using wearmydress.com It lets you rent out your clothes as well as sell them. It’s pretty cool and worth checking out IMO.

    • Thanks for letting me know about this site. I may have to check it out!

  21. Dear Sir,

    I am wondering if there is a company in the UK, or other countries, that can help to sell all my boss’ vintage clothing and shoes for a very good price? I estimate we have almost 50 pieces of women’s and men’s clothing including jeans, shirts, pants, tops, etc. Plus, there are 50 pairs of women shoes. All these clothes and shoes are vintage and branded. All of them are in very good condition. How much commission will they charge us for the whole thing? We also need to think about the shipment logistic as well. Would they pay us 50% as a deposit before we ship them out? Will they transfer the balance of the payment to us upon receipt them all? All those things are in Hong Kong now. I can upload all the pictures of the clothes and shoes with each description and the price we want to sell it for. For example, a pair of vintage Prada women shoes we want to sell at $500 USD. How much commission will they charge us? Will all of the shipping charges be on our account? I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

    Thank you very much.

    With kind regards,
    Eunice

    • You would really need to check with each of the sites you are interested in to find out the answers to these questions. The policies, terms, and conditions sections should give you some of the information you are seeking. If you can’t find the answers there, you might try the FAQ’s (frequently asked questions) section, if they have one. Beyond that, you might have to use the contact information on the site to ask them directly. I hope you are able to find a site that helps you sell everything for a good price.

  22. Hi. I am disabled, so I don’t want to make things too hard on myself in terms of going to the post office daily or meeting up with people daily. But, I’m not sure what is best for the types of clothes I have. I have a lot of clothes, but most are not expensive. Brands include Apartment 9, dresses from Dress Barn, Loft, White House Black Market, Express, Target, and a lot of jewelry from Charming Charley. I also have a lot of shoes from Aerosole and other things along those lines. I know thredUP sounds easiest, but since most of my clothing is not high end I feel like it would give me too little profit?
    I would appreciate any input. Thanks.

    • One thing you could do that might help is take a look at thredUP, as well as any other online second hand shops you’re interested in, to see what other people are getting for their things. Try to look at similar items to see how much they are bringing when sold. That might help you decide where to list your items and get the most money. Good luck!

  23. I have brand new, tags still on, Nike hoodies. They retail for $60. Where do you think I can get the most money selling these items? I also have Levi’s and Guess jeans with the tags still on.

    • The best thing to do is check how much these items are going for on other sites. That will tell you where to sell yours for the most money. Good luck!

  24. Hi, I have new and second hand clothing for kids from six to twenty four months, shoes for ladies size three, and bags and Pima for twins. I need to know where I can sell them around Gauteng.

    • You could start with some of the sites on this post. You might also be able to sell them at a garage sale or through a local online Facebook group.

  25. I have very many luxury (high-end) shoes and clothing items that I would like to try to sell. I also have various household items. All of the shoes, clothing, and household items are either brand new or very gently used, meaning they have been used only once or twice at the most. Where would it be best for me to try to sell my stuff in order to receive the best prices and a site where buyers are actually looking for luxury, high-end clothing and shoes?

    • The best thing you can do is check out a couple of the sites you are interested in to see if they sell items of similar brand and value to yours. Then look at how much they are being sold for and choose the site that provides the highest return.

  26. Deacon thank you for sharing your knowledge. I have a large quantity of luxury items I would like to sell online. However, after reading this site, I read the consumer review sites. They are primarily negative, particularly in regard to threadUP – 4000 negative reviews. Is that number of negative reviews insignificant due to a large customer base? Or, should it be taken very seriously? Thank you.

    • That’s a very good question! While 4,000 negative review could be viewed as a lot, it depends on how many total positive experiences there have been in comparison. Of course, you are always welcome to sell clothes online elsewhere.

  27. I sold my clothes in one bag on thredUP and was I disappointed! I sent good clothes and got NOTHING! They were going to give me $6.25 for a good bag full of clothes so I told them I wanted my other clothes back. They sent one thing and no money saying it was the cost of shipping. I’ll never use them again. I have learned my lesson.

    • I’m sorry you had a negative experience with thredUP and appreciate your comments. Hopefully if you try again through another site you will get along better. 🙂

  28. I am thinking about starting my own online boutique of women’s plus size clothing and accessories. Where is the best place to sell new clothing and also where should I look to find the latest trends that are budget friendly?

    • Honestly, that is entirely up to you. You could try selling through an Amazon shop, on Facebook, or on Etsy or eBay. Of course, there are other avenues as well. I encourage you to check the policies, terms and conditions, and FAQ’s of any site you are considering before opening your boutique. In addition, you might want to check out the reviews. Good luck!

  29. This is a great article!

    • Thank you!

  30. A seller does not get 100 free listings per month without a store. It hasn’t been that way for some time, actually, and the correct number is 50.

    • It might help to know which one of the 24 places you are referring to. 🙂

  31. Kidizen is another app that’s great for selling kid’s clothing only. I think they may have recently started allowing women’s clothing as well.

    • Yes, I think you are right. There is a section for women’s clothing as well. Thanks for mentioning them. 🙂

  32. I have read the comments and think that some people may experience disappointment if they are expecting to receive a great return for selling out of style, used clothing on some of these online sites. There is tremendous competition out there! It would be a good idea to go to a site like eBay and just take a look at how many other people are offering similar items, and how low the prices are. Then, consider the shipping costs. Next, filter to, “sold”, and have a look to see if any of this type of item has sold recently and, if so, how many and at what price? If you are offering a used prom dress for $100 and 20 others are offering the same dress at prices from $20 to $150 but only two have sold in the past 6 months, one for $15 and one for $35, you probably shouldn’t list yours. In many cases you should have a garage sale or donate for the tax deduction.

    • While I’m sure some people do their homework before listing on some of these sites, I think you’re right that not everyone does. Thanks for pointing out what we should all do before taking on such a project and becoming discouraged and disappointed.

  33. I have designer clothes that I sell in my boutique. However, I also want to sell online. What do you recommend, since they could pick up at the boutique?

    • If you offer something unique and different from the norm you might have a good business that enjoys success. However, researching the sites, prices, and reviews of companies you are interested in using to set up your online boutique might help you the most to have a successful online “shop”. Good luck!

  34. I have tons of toys. I have donated plenty but there are a few that I would like to sell. I have PJ Max and Paw Patrol sets. They both have numerous figures, cars, race tracks, etc. I have spent a good chunk of money over a few years collecting their product line. Well, the child no longer interested in them and has moved on to another character out there. I learned a valuable lesson on these two product lines. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I don’t want to take pictures of every figurine, as there are many!
    Thank you,
    Sue

    • You might be able to sell them as a lot and take one or two pictures of several in a group and list them for sale that way. I advise caution in case the toys have increased in value. In other words, do a little research to see how these items are selling and for what amount on other sites. That way you can list them for the most money. The last thing you want to do is accept a low ball offer and find out later they are worth 10 times more than that. Good luck selling your stuff!

  35. I have a large quantity of new school uniforms boys and girls. They are American made and are from a store I closed.
    I would like to sell them in bulk.
    How do I go about doing this?

    • Check out some of the places mentioned in this article! You should be able to sell them one of the ways listed!

  36. I see a ton of people on here that wanted to sell things, but didn’t know where to start or just had tons to get rid of, have any of you listed things anywhere? Mary all the way at the top (said you had 90’s stuff), lots of people with bags full of name brand clothes, I’m not sure if there is a website for it, but have you ever thought about reaching out to sellers on Poshmark to sell to them in bulk? I buy and sell on Poshmark, sometimes Mercari and occasionally the other places. I would be SUPER interested in buying in bulk from someone or if someone sold a lot of clothing/bags/etc? Wouldn’t need to necessarily list everything, but maybe ‘Bundle has this many items and you will definitely receive (pick 2 or 3 for sure) to place in the bundle?’ then name a price?

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