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How to earn money selling clothes on apps like Depop and Poshmark


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Don’t let the old days go by where your clothes were sold to consignment shops and thrift stores for a small profit. You might be able to make a lot of money with your old clothes.

These apps are similar to Depop PoshmarkSell clothes, shoes and accessories to your customers directly at the price you set. But, it can be hard to get the hang of them.

These are just four ways to get the best out of these apps.

1. Aesthetics are important

Poshmark or Depop are all about pricing and how you present your clothing.

Take well-lit photos of the items that you’re selling and make sure to showcase them from all angles — people want to see exactly what they’re buying.

Photographs should be free from distractions. It helps to photograph your clothes on solid, clean surfaces.

2. Investigate the platform

Make sure to research similar items on any app that you use. A used item is unlikely to be purchased by anyone. Urban OutfittersThey can get a similar hoodie at $50 instead of paying $100 for a hoodie.

You can also sell clothes that you don’t find anywhere else. Many people want clothing and accessories that they don’t feel they can get from a big retailer.

Poshmark hosts special parties, such as the “Best in Tops and Sweaters Posh Party,” which gives sellers a greater chance to unload specific items. Other parties, such as “Best in Bags and Home,” are available for items that are related to the party theme.

3. Create a community

This social platform brings together sellers and buyers from all over the globe. The more you have followers, the easier it will be to sell clothes and accessories.

You should also follow other sellers. Poshmark and Depop both encourage a sense of community among sellers and buyers so that no one is concerned about the ratio of followers to followers.

4. Remember to keep fees in your mind

You are trying to make money with these apps. So it’s important that you look at the percentage of each company taking on your transactions.

A simple, straightforward charge is made by Depop flat fee of 10% on each itemPoshmark charges a slightly more fee than the seller. Poshmark will take $2.95 on orders less than $15. For orders greater than $15 it will charge 20%.

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