Have you bought kids clothes recently? They’re expensive!! Break my budget, my river of funds is dry, moths are living in my wallet kind of expensive. It’s a very bad thing if you’re a mom trying to clothe her kid, but if you’re trying to make a few bucks? It’s GREAT! My Emma grows very very quickly and I LOVE a good yard sale, so I’m always finding great deals on kids clothing. This means I can make easy cash selling kids clothes online without too much of an issue and add a significant amount to my income each month.
When I’m getting ready to list products, I have a very easy to follow 5 step process for doing so. I am well aware that not every item will sell on a specific site so I follow these steps to maximize how my stuff is being seen. They’ve never let me down and I generally sell almost everything that I have in “inventory.” Take a look below and put them into play the next time that you go to sell your kids clothes.
To start, you’ll need “inventory.” If you have kids, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue because my guess is that you’ve got box upon box of clothes they no longer wear put up. While I do think it’s smart to keep some if you’re planning on having more kids, there isn’t a need to keep them all. Go through them, pick 5-10 of your favorite pieces and set the rest aside to sell. If you don’t have kids, hit up yard sales or thrift stores and find some cheap items to sell. Once I have my inventory, I wash everything and then inspect it all very carefully. People don’t want to buy things with rips, tears or stains. If I come across anything that is ripped or stained, I add it to a bag that is specifically marked for donation. Once it’s all washed and ready to go, I get started!
First, I box everything up to send to Swap.com. I love that all I have to do is box it up, print the shipping label and send it off. They store it and photograph it (free storage for 9 months) and then I go in and price it. Once that’s all taken care of, they send me a list of items that they rejected. I then choose to have them shipped back to me because I know that since I went through them beforehand that their quality items. They just don’t meet *their* standards.
Once I get them back, I send them off to ThredUp. Thredup then chooses what they will take and pays me a percentage. Once I’ve got enough for a shipment back, I have them shipped back.
Next, I take all of the clothes that have been rejected by ThredUp and Swap and separate them into lots by size, season or just as a general group and list them on Ebay. While single pieces of clothing don’t do very well over there, bigger lots do. I generally try to offer either free shipping or make it as low as possible. Because of fees, I don’t run any of my auctions more than once.
Anything that doesn’t sell on Ebay, I group into really, REALLY big lots and toss them into my local Facebook buy sell and trade groups. Generally I can get rid of the lot this way and while I may not get as high of a payout for it, I still do make something on them so I’m not taking a loss.
Finally, when I have any left over, I donate them. I either bag them up and send them off to Schoola (actually I’m still working on my bags…lol.) or I drop them at Goodwill. I don’t typically have a lot of things left over though by the time that I’ve run through all 5 selling steps.
I know it seems like a lot of work, but it’s really not. Usually I spend less than an hour each week and by the time you add up the extra cash I make? I’m getting paid VERY well for that hour! If you end up with a lot of items to sell, you might want to consider opening your own online store. Shopify is one of my favorites because I can not only list on my own retail website, but I can also integrate my items for sale into social media as well for just a few bucks a month. I’ve been using Shopify for several months now and really, really like it!
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