Everybody loves indulging in the latest fashion trends, especially when it comes to clothing and apparels. But, the unfortunate part of the equation is that we often outgrow our clothes, or they get outmoded within a year or two. On an average 20% of the clothes in a person’s wardrobe are never worn more than twice. The net worth of these clothes on an average is $800 which stay worthlessly in the closet. Most people want to clear their wardrobes to accommodate new clothes or just get bored of wearing the same clothes. Whatever the reason may be, it is a good idea to resell these clothes (which are in good condition) online for money. There are many platforms that facilitate the reselling of used products like TrueGether or sites similar to eBay for selling in the USA and UK. The most important part of reselling clothes is that you need to do it with clothes that you really don’t need and can resell without regret.
Here are five selling tips for your clothes that you need to consider while doing it online.

1. Segregate Your Clothes Optimally

You will need to separate the good condition clothes from the ones that are worn out. The best way to do this is to focus on each section of your wardrobe and only choose the good ones that you want to resell. The next thing is to categorize the clothes based on their functionality and age because recently bought clothes are worth more than the older ones. The next thing to focus on is the segregation of the branded and the unbranded clothes. Branded clothes will fetch you higher value, but the unbranded attractive ones will sell faster among average buyers. It is better to focus on lightweight clothes first since they are easier and cheaper to ship. If you do have accessories that come with the clothing like a belt or a waist chain, or a cap, try and analyze if it could be sold separately for extra money, and if it cannot be, then it is better to be sold along with the original clothing.

2. Do Your Research

This is the most important step in the process. Without proper research, you may end up selling the product under-priced or may end up losing customers because you are over-pricing the product. Many online sources will reveal the real price and the demand and supply trend for a particular type of clothing or similar ones. It is easier to associate these factors with your own product while taking into consideration the wear and tear of the product. Give enough discounts based on the depreciated value but never forget to calculate a worthy margin for yourself as well. Some official websites help you in calculating the actual worth of your product based on the parameters that you input. You could seek help from such sources or find out a fitting price on online forums. Consider the marketplace commission and other deductions while pricing your products.

3. Handling On-Season and Off-Season Clothing

On-season clothing pertains to either weather-based clothing like summer or winter clothing or clothing that relates to the current fashion trend being followed at a given geographical region based on the market. Clothing that does not fit into the criteria mentioned is considered off-season. Depending on what kind of clothing you own the most, you could set yourself a selling target. If you have more of winter clothing then, you can sell them at a higher price when the demand increases or if you want to get rid of them sooner, then you could sell them off at discounts during the off-season when the demand reduces. The same applies to summer clothes as well. You could also base your listing on occasions like holidays, proms, birthdays, Halloween etc. or based on a purpose like travel, casual, formal, etc. this way when the demand by customers increases, then you could price, package, and sell your clothes online accordingly.

4. Maintaining and Packaging the Clothes

You will need to check for damages, loose threads, deteriorating quality, color fades, wear and tear, dirt or grime, stains, or any other defects before deciding to sell your clothes. If the level of damage is negligible then you could categorize it as moderately used. If your clothes are brand new and have the original labels, then you could list them as unused, and so forth. The next step is to make the used clothes ready for reselling. This can be done by either getting them dry washed or pressed using professional services before you package the goods. You need to take appropriate steps in packaging your clothes as well with butter paper wrapping in attractive boxes. Please ensure to provide a specification label for details like the material used, care tips, weight, etc. This will show the customer how professional you are.

5. Choose a Marketplace and Document the Product

The important step to ensure that customers trust your listing is to maintain the transparency of information on your seller page. The basic details of the background of the product, its functionalities, its specifications, and its special features will leverage the sales of your product(s). Customers like as much genuine information as possible in order to make a buying decision. The systematic structure of this information is necessary for a better understanding. You may need to persuade customers with reminder emails about buying your product or with more information on your product if requested by them, promptly. The highlight of a special deal, discount, or offer can definitely help in convincing your customers to buy the product from you.


Reselling clothes can be very tricky, especially when the competition is high. Following the pointers mentioned above will lay the foundation for you to resell your clothes at the right time for a good profit. Remember, it is worth taking a shot and trying to resell your garb that has come of age for good money rather than tossing it away into the garbage.

Author's Bio: 

I am a journalist with more than 4 years of experience in writing on many topics. In this article, you will learn about the tip & tricks how to sell clothes online. Thanks