We all have clothing sitting in our closets that we don’t wear and maybe even some that we have never worn at all, so why not turn all of those clothing items into cash? There are mobile apps that can help you do just that. These apps are easy to use and allow you to sell, swap and trade your clothing directly from your smartphone. All you have to do is take pictures, upload the images and then list the item(s) for sale on the app!
Our JBCStyle Fashion Recruiters agree that these are the top 5 hottest apps to help you clean out your closet (and earn a little cash):
1) Poshmark Poshmark is a mobile social app that was inspired by Pinterest. This app lets you open your closet to other subscribers who share your size, shape and sense of style. You can follow your favorite closets and vice versa. Shoppers are able to browse by brand using a category search to aggregate items from other users selling that specific brand of clothing. In addition, there are regular virtual “parties” that occur within the app in which users can join and use as a means of promoting the items in their closet. The user keeps 80% of the sale price, with free shipping and a label sent from the app.
2) Vinted Vinted is a peer-to-peer marketplace to sell, buy and swap clothes. Users simply take a few pictures of the item, post the images and write a description. The users set the price, and once the item sells, the shipping label to track the package via USPS is included. As soon as the package reaches the shopper, the money transfers into the seller’s bank account. Users can build their own feed by following brands and other users. Vinted also allows members to communicate directly and has the features of a social networking service. As of May 2015, it had 8 million members on its free iOS and Android apps.
3) Tradesy Tradesy is an app that lets users sell high-end fashion items including clothing items, designer bags and shoes. Some of the common brands sold on Tradesy are Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Tory Burch and Prada. Not only can users sell their items on the app, but on Tradesy’s website as well. The app takes 9% of the sale price, and users can list an unlimited number of items. According to the founder of Tradesy, Tracy DiNunzio, the average user makes a little over $1,000 a year on the app. Much like the other apps that help you to sell clothing, users simply upload a picture and post the item(s). Tradesy makes users’ pictures look professional by cleaning out the background. When an item sells, Tradesy sends the seller an all-inclusive shipping kit so that users can ship the item without even leaving the house. In addition, Tradesy accepts returns on the seller’s behalf if the buyers change their minds.
4) Twice Twice was created based on the idea that sometimes listing and selling clothes online requires a little too much work. Unlike peer-to-peer markets, Twice buys women’s clothing outright and then later sells it in its marketplace. Twice offers users a really low price for their items (on average it’s an 80% markdown from the original retail price), but gives users the money immediately upon accepting Twice’s offer. Although the offers are low, Twice says that approximately 97% of sellers accept them. Users can either print out a free Twice shipping label or request a box in which to ship the item(s). There are some brands that Twice will not accept, including H&M, Forever 21 and Old Navy.
5) Threadflip Threadflip is a social marketplace for buying, selling and discovering new and unique fashion. Not only does Threadflip allow users to sell clothing items, but shoes, handbags and jewelry as well. With just a few clicks, users can upload images of items straight from their closet. Users can also choose to have Threadflip take care of the listings. Sellers can send in their unused items in a box that is sent to them, and then Threadflip will post the items on the app.
Are you running home right now to start selling? Have you used any of these apps before?