Selling your old and lightly worn clothes and handbags is easier than ever.
More and more apps have emerged as the online shopping and selling of clothing continues to gain popularity.
Social markets are skyrocketing as more and more people seek to trade in their clothes, shoes, bags, etc. against money.
In many cases, users post photos of the items they are looking to sell, quote a price, and wait for offers to arrive.
Users may also have the option to list original prices to show how much the listed items are discounted.
Often times, “OBO” will appear on a listing, which means “or best offer,” indicating that sellers are open to negotiations on more difficult-to-sell items.
Shipping costs vary from application to application, but are usually an additional charge or are deducted from the item’s selling price.
Here’s a look at some of the best social apps and marketplaces for buyers and sellers.
Connecting buyers around the world, Poshmark has around 200 million items available for purchase.
The app has more than 80 million users, spread across the United States, Canada, and Australia, according to the app’s website.
Poshmark hosts daily Posh parties that give users the option to purchase items in a certain designer or theme.
For example, the app hosted a “Best in Jackets and Coats” party on November 2nd.
The app provides sellers with a prepaid, pre-addressed label when a sale is made, making it easy to drop off a package at the post office and ship items to their new home.
Founded in 2011 by Simon Beckerman, Depop claims to bring people together “to make fashion more inclusive, diverse and less expensive.”
Depop was acquired by Etsy in 2021, so the app also features people who create and sell their own unique pieces.
The company has more than 30 million registered users in 150 countries, 90% of whom are under the age of 26, according to its website.
The most popular categories include Vintage, streetwear, one-of-a-kind, and Y2K.
So if you are looking for vintage pieces this is the place.
Similar to Depop, ThredUP is an online second-hand and second-hand store also dedicated to sustainable fashion.
However, the company does offer an option where users can sign up for a cleaning kit and send their lightly worn clothes to the ThredUP warehouse.
Then the company processes the items and takes care of reselling them, with users receiving a percentage of the payment.
On the shopping side, users select their sizes and buy designer clothes at a price significantly lower than they would find in the store.
Users can also choose to purchase a “Fun Box” with mystery items.
It might surprise you, but Facebook Marketplace is a great place to find everything from used clothes and handbags to furniture and even apartments.
Think of it as a sort of online garage sale.
Facebook Marketplace is not regulated in terms of sale and shipping, although items may be available for local in-person pickup depending on seller preferences.
There are plenty of great finds out there if you’re willing to sift through the publications, especially when it comes to buying and selling old clothes and handbags.
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