Do you really need to rid of your old clothes and accessories but think they are too good to see the bin?
The best thing to do with a wardrobe full of clothes you never wear, and no money in your purse is to turn to Ebay to earn yourself a little bit more cash.
We’ve outlined a few tips and tricks to make your Ebay process as pain free and efficient as possible.
Firstly, before you do anything, get yourself onto Amazon and order a big load of plastic jiffy bags which only cost 50p (or even less!) with self-adhesive strips- saving you the hassle of sellotape.
Then, spend a couple of hours trailing through your old wardrobe and junk cupboard and choose anything you haven’t worn for the last 6 months to the “Ebay pile”. Coats, dresses handbags and shoes sell really well on Ebay, especially anything that has cost you a bob or two in the past- the Ebay community really appreciate vintage items.
Once you’ve dedicated a pile, (or sometimes even a room) to everything you are planning to sell, one by one, go through each piece and create a listing for it. If you want buyers to choose your items out of all the others on the site, you need a way to make your listings stand out.
So make sure you use the right keywords, craft your title carefully and avoid any spelling mistakes-otherwise no one will be able to find your items!
As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words” so make sure your photos look good. Always make sure the pictures;
- are taken on a neutral or blank background
- are high quality, with no blurriness
- show every detail of the item, paying special attention to labels or
- show the prospectus buyer how to wear the item
After each item has been photographed and uploaded, it’s always best to dedicate a temporary clothing rail or something similar, so you know what has been uploaded and what is still for sale. Making it super quick to grab a jiffy bag and the item and run out the door to the post office.
It’s always best practice to keep your items up for sale for a month or so, if they haven’t sold within that time, it’s probably a good idea to take it to your nearest charity shop or homeless shelter- otherwise your “Ebay pile” turns in to a bigger junk pile than it was in the first place!