Is your wardrobe bursting at the seams? Have you lost weight and now have clothes that don’t fit? Do you have piles of clothes that you no longer love, want, or need? Then it might be time to sell old clothes and turn them into cash to buy whatever you want and treat yourself!
Move over eBay; when it comes to selling clothes online, Vinted is growing in popularity, and for a good reason. It doesn’t cost you to sell on there. Whatever you make is yours to keep, which is impressive.
What makes Vinted different to sell old clothes?
The Vinted selling platform itself is a little different, and making sure you are successful on there is likely to be a huge priority. So how can you do it?
As we enter the traditional decluttering season, there is no time like the present to start delving into your wardrobe, drawers, and cupboards and having a good clearout.
Selling on Vinted is simple. Here are some of the tips that could help you to be successful there.
Make your listing stand out
One of the main things to do when it comes to selling anything is to ensure that your listing stands out.
You are likely not to be the only one selling old clothes, others could be selling the same dress, skirt, or jeans, so make sure you give your item the best possible chance.
Most people respond to visuals, and so your images can be one of your most significant assets. Ensure you take clear photos that showcase your garment in the best possible way.
If possible, hang items take pictures from different angles, and ensure that you have an uncluttered background.
Also, taking pictures of different parts of the item will give your potential buyer the best possible overview of the clothes you have for sale.
The description is also essential. Make sure you give as much detail as you can.
Include sizes, colours, and your opinions on the garment. Such as whether it is true to size and how it fits.
The more detail there is, the better chance you have of making a sale.
Like with social media, there are also preferred posting times for listing your items.
Many say that evenings will always work well. Some have also had success with posting in the middle of the day, such as the “lunch hour” time slot.
It is worth thinking about when people are likely to be looking at their phones.
Boosting your listing’s presence
Another thing to think about would be boosting your listing’s presence. The search tool on Vinted is limited to the categories, so you need to give your listing the best possible chance of being shown when someone searches basic terms.
Here are a couple of things that you can do to help with that.
Make sure you use the labels
Within your listing, there are labels that you can add, and they are also known as tags. This will help the Vinted app’s search element pick up your listing.
For example, if someone searched for a pleated skirt, essentially, you can only list your pleated skirt in the “skirt” category.
However, if you add the words pleated skirt to your tags, the search engine will bring your listing up. If you hadn’t, it might not be brought up as one of the first search results, limiting your chances of getting a sale.
If you have truly unique clothes like those from Punkravestore they will sell much more easily than a simple white t-shirt. The key is to ensure you list with the label.
Promote your listings
While it is free to sell on Vinted, you can pay a little extra to boost your listings. You can do this for set periods, but the most common duration is three days.
Your item should sell within that time frame, and if it has been promoted and doesn’t, then checking your listing, updating the price, or adding more descriptions and pictures could help.
Be a responsible seller
Like with any selling platform, it is crucial for you to be a responsible seller. You want people to look back at your items and potentially buy things.
Ensuring that you do what you can as a seller to boost your chances of a sale is important.
Respond to messages
Make sure you respond to messages when you get them. Your potential buyers may have a question that isn’t included in the description or simply want to bundle some items together in one sale.
However, be mindful that if you are getting many basic questions, you may not have added enough detail to the description, including as much information as you can help you to avoid getting endless messages or similar questions.
Offer deals for the sale of more than one item
Allow your buyers to bundle items together or get a bit of a discount when it comes to multiple purchases. This could entice them to come back again in the future.
Despatch quickly to avoid missing out
Last, of all, make sure you dispatch your items quickly or within the expected period of time. You want to manage the expectations of your buyers.
You also need to remember that you don’t receive the money for the item until your buyer confirms that they are happy with it. The quicker you dispatch your sold items, the quicker your money will be released to you.
What you won’t know about vinted
This app can be seen as a little different from some of the other platforms you might have used in the past. Here are a few things you may not have known about Vinted that could boost your chances of making a sale.
Your profile matters
You will have a Vinted profile where all of your items will be showcased. Make sure you include a picture of yourself and be transparent about who you are. It gives an element of trust to potential buyers.
Gaining followers will work in your favour
Finally, like with social media, you can gain followers for your Vinted wardrobe. This means that people will see any new listings you place there.
The more followers you have, the better. Gaining followers can be done by treating buyers fairly and following some accounts yourself.
Hopefully, these tips will help you succeed in selling your unwanted clothes on Vinted. do comment and let me know how you get on!
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