Selling your clothes online is a great way to earn some extra cash.
But, what are the best places to sell used clothes in the UK and how do they work?
Let’s find out.
eBay is one of the best websites to sell clothes online.
What makes eBay a popular choice for sellers is the plethora of tools it offers. You can opt for auction-style listings or set a fixed price for your items. The platform also has a Print Postage feature where you can buy an authentic USPS shipping label and works with a range of delivery services, including Packlink (eBay Delivery) and Royal Mail.
eBay gives private sellers a monthly allocation of 1,000 free listings and charges a final value fee for every item they sell (12.8% of the total amount of the sale).
If you own unique streetwear and vintage clothing, then Depop is the right place for you.
Unlike eBay, Depop, a platform that is entirely dedicated to selling second hand clothes, doesn’t charge sellers for opening listings but does charge a 10% fee once an item sells.
What’s more, Depop allows sellers to use their own shipping system or the company’s delivery service. Depop works with Hermes and gives sellers the option to either drop off the items at one of Hermes’ drop-off points or have a courier pick up the parcel.
Both the website and the app, which is available for iOS and Android users, are simple and intuitive. If you’re having trouble finding your way around it, Depop has a dedicated seller team that helps new sellers set up shop.
Another great place for selling second-hand clothes is Vinted. Vinted is an online marketplace where you can mostly find fast-fashion items and everyday clothes.
The best thing about Vinted is that it has a zero-fee policy, meaning it doesn’t charge sellers for listing or selling items. This is a great option, especially for those looking to buy and sell clothes for profit.
Vinted also allows sellers to edit their listings at any time and limits the selling price of items between £1 and £1000.
Rebelle is the perfect platform for anyone that wants to get a little extra money by selling branded clothing.
The company gives sellers two options: they can sell their clothing on their own or let Rebelle’s employees handle it (write descriptions, edit item photos, and deal with customers) for a fee of €15 per item. Either way, Rebelle will do a quality and authenticity check and charge you a commission once you make a sale. Fees can vary between 17% and 33% of the sum of the item.
The platform also reserves the right to change the selling price if it believes that you’ve overpriced your item but promises not to reduce it by more than 10%.
Note: Rebbele pays out sellers in Euros only.
Asos Marketplace is for serious sellers who want to bring their vintage brand to another level. To sell clothes for cash on the platform, you’ll have to open a virtual boutique there and list a minimum of 15 clothing pieces.
What’s more, sellers can only put their original clothes or pieces of a vintage collection on the platform and open a Business PayPal account. The platform also requires sellers to meet a high standard of customer service and upload photographs of good quality on the website.
The selling costs are higher compared to the other platforms as well. Asos Marketplace charges sellers £20 per month and a 20% commission on every sold item.
Preloved is one of the biggest classified advertising websites where you can buy and sell second-hand clothes online. The idea behind Preloved is to help sellers and buyers find customers/items in their local area.
The company doesn’t charge listing or selling fees, and it has three different subscription plans for personal and business use.
The free plan limits the number of photos you can upload in adverts but allows you to take part in community discussions. The paid plans, which cost £5 and £15 for a yearly subscription, promise priority placement in listings and other perks like adding YouTube videos and other listings in adverts.
Etsy is one of the best places to sell old clothes, handmade and unique pieces.
One of its most convenient tools for sellers is the Sell on Etsy app, where you can edit listings, manage orders, and respond to buyers. Sellers also get access to statistics about their shop’s performance and access to free social media tools to promote their items.
The platform charges £0.15 for each listing, a 5% transaction fee, which sellers pay after they make a sale, and an optional 15% offsite advertising fee.
Listings on Etsy last for four months only, so if your item doesn’t sell, you’ll have to open a new listing.
Vestiaire Collective is an online marketplace for selling designer clothing.
What makes the platform stand out is that it allows buyers to bargain with the seller.
Sellers have to download the app to list their products. Once a buyer pays for the item, the platform asks sellers to send it to one of their facilities and conduct a quality and authenticity check. If it checks out, they will ship it to the buyer.
The commission for every sold item varies, and it can go up to 20% of the full sold price. Vestiaire Collective won’t charge you a separate shipping fee for sending the item to its warehouse.
Thrift+ is one of the best places to sell old clothes and raise funds for a charity.
The platform asks sellers to order their eco-friendly bags, put the clothes they want to sell inside, and send them to one of its stations. Thrift+ employees will then do a quality check and take pictures of the items before putting them on their website and eBay.
The platform charges a minimum of £5 per sale.
Sellers on Thrift+ are paid in credits which they can use to shop the company’s store or redeem a John Lewis Gift Card. You can also choose the donate all of the earnings from the sale or send a part of them to the charity of your choice.
This platform is the final destination for your luxury items.
Like Rebelle, Hardy Ever Worn It offers sellers two options: private and VIP selling.
As far as costs go for the private selling option, the platform charges sellers 18% of the purchased price, plus VAT on commission. Hardly Ever Worn It works with DHL and Royal Mail to deliver items to customers and sends payments either to PayPal or directly to your bank account.
The VIP selling option includes additional costs since the company’s team handles customer support, description, and taking pictures, but you’ll have to email them for more details.
If you have any unwanted clothes at home and need a little extra cash, you can sell old clothes online. There are plenty of online platforms where you can sell and donate them, and even raise funds for charity.
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