The best place to sell your clothes online in the UK, for cash
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I’ve put together a list of the most popular places people visit to buy and sell clothes, so you can start making a profit straight away.
Make money selling clothes for cash
The days of the jumble sale are over, as are being dragged to a car boot sale and having to take 50p for an item or face lugging them all home again!
If you put in a little effort, you can make good money from the clothes you no longer wear, and there are plenty of places online for you to do just that.
Top sites to sell your clothes online
Here’s my ultimate guide to selling your clothes online! There is no ‘best’ site for everything and everyone, different sites tend to specialise in different things, so scroll down and see where is the best fit for you to be able to make some money online!
Selling clothes on eBay
Let’s start with the one we all know and love, eBay! eBay has generally been my go to for selling clothes over the years, as well as buying. It’s the original market place and still sees over 2 billions transactions per day. That’s pretty mind blowing.
It also means that there is one hell of a lot of people browsing and buying, just waiting to see something that tempts them into a purchase.
There are various options for selling on eBay, the traditional auction, Buy It Now and Make an Offer. Fees are set at 10% of the final sale price, and you can list up to 1000 items a month without attracting a listing fee, so great if you’re not sure if something will sell or not.
Sundays are the busiest day of the week on eBay, so make sure your listings finish on a Sunday to give yourself the best chance possible of making a sale! If you’re looking to sell clothes for cash online, eBay should be one of your first stops!
Selling clothes on Vinted
I really love the look of this site. Operating out of Lithuania since 2008, Vinted allows users to buy, sell or swap their clothes.
Vinted charge a ‘buyer protection’ fee instead of a sellers fee, but really this translates into the
same thing and is between 3%-8% of the sale price. Vinted hold your money in your Vinted account, but you can cash it out into your bank straight away to stop you spending it again!
Vinted has a community of over 22 million people, so this is a site you’ll want to be on if you’re trying to sell your stuff to make some money :)
Selling clothes on Preloved
Preloved is a local selling site, so it’s more collection only than sending goods through the post type of site.
You tend to get a lower price on Preloved than you might on other cash for clothes sites,
since your audience is smaller as you’re not sending country wide. It’s definitely worth trying your luck here though, especially if you have items that would be awkward to send through the post.
All communication with the buyer is done through the Preloved website, and payment is generally cash on collection.
Sell clothes on ASOS marketplace
ASOS Market place is a little different from the other cash for clothes site.
For starters, you need to open an online boutique. It’s a bit like opening an eBay shop, so nothing to stressful, but you do
need to be listing 15 items at all times, so you need some sort of supply to keep your boutique topped up.
Marketplace launched in 2010 with just 20 sellers and since then they’ve become the leading online platform for vintage boutiques.
Vintage clothes form the majority of the ASOS Marketplace, so if you’re able to get hold of a steady supply of vintage clothes, you might do really well.
It costs £20 per month of have your boutique listed on ASOS, so weigh up if this is the place for you, as it’s a little pricier than other sites selling clothes for cash.
Selling clothes on Depop
Depop is an app based community of 10 million buyers and sellers, making it a top player in the cash for clothes online sites.
Your selling profile is a ‘shop’ and photos are super important here: your shop is a gallery of your items, so the better you make this look, the more success selling you’ll have.
The great thing about depop is that selling doesn’t have to stop at clothes. You can also sell books and home items, making it the ideal place to sell lots of our things in one place.
Depop selling fee’s
Fee’s are 10%, although frustratingly, there are extra charges depending on how you want to withdraw your money.
Selling clothes on Rebelle
Looking to sell designer clothes? Authenticity is paramount at Rebelle and the price you get for your clothes reflects this, at up to 80% of the purchase cost. Rebelle is a great place to do just that. There are 2 ways of selling on Rebelle.
You can either use the traditional selling clothes online way of uploading your own photos and taking care of the sale yourself, or you can let Rebelle do the selling for you. They’ll authenticate your item and do the selling. Of course you’ll pay a much higher commission for this service, an extra £15 on top of their fees of between 17% and 33%.
On designer prices, this commission could be sky high, but it’s an easy, Europe wide way to sell designer clothes online.
Selling clothes on Shpock
Shpock works like your favourite boot sale and this is how Shpock sell themselves. It’s a lot like eBay in that you take your photo and upload it to your free account, then wait
for buyers to contact you to negotiate a price. The whole thing is done locally, so you’ll need to be able to to drop off or have a buyer collect. Prices may be slightly lower die to the local nature of the buyers. Free, so worth a try!
Recycle clothes for cash
Not had much luck getting rid of your unwanted used clothes online? Thought about recycling your old clothes to get a bit of cash coming in?
Cash for clothes £1 per kilo
There are loads of cash for clothes companies around that will pay you up to £1 cash for your clothes, per kilo. If your clothes are not in a saleable state for eBay or another marketplace and you really cannot bring them into some sort of good, saleable condition, it might be worth looking into these companies.
There have been mixed reviews about them. From slow payment to not being paid for items as they weren’t on a ‘specified items’ list, make sure you keep the collection receipt if you’re thinking about using these sites.
I haven’t any personal experience of using them myself, but some of the bigger ones are:
Top tips for selling clothes online
When you’re looking to get cash for your clothes online, there are some simple rules to follow to ensure you get the best price. Secondhand clothes are just that: secondhand, but that doesn’t need to mean shabby and crumpled.
Spruce them up and you’ll be rewarded in the selling price. Here’s how:
- Photos – The single most important part of selling your clothes online for cash. You can see your clothes, the buyer can’t, so take as many high quality photos as you need to to be able to show your item off at it’s best. Zoom in on smaller details, buttons, stitching etc….and you’ll get more interest, meaning more sales!
- Description – Give a really detailed description. Be honest about the condition. If the size if the item isn’t true, give measurements. It makes for a better experience for the buyer!
- Feedback – Often overlooked by the seller but very much used by the buyer, no one wants to give their money to a seller who has been accused of selling low quality items, or refuses returns or is rude. Keep feedback 100% and buyers will be happy to buy from you.
- First Impressions Count – Make sure your buyer’s impressed from the moment they receive your parcel. Learn how to fold your items properly here:
The best packaging materials for selling clothes online
Make sure your items are packaged well so they’re not damaged during their journey. These are some of the best (& cheapest!) I found:
- 25 strong mailing bags – 25 mailing bags for £2.07, what a bargain. These are a great size for thin tops, t-shirts & baby clothes.
- 25 Large Mail Bags – As above but larger, still an absolute bargain at £3.45, that’s less than 14p per bag!
- 4m Bubble Wrap – Protect fragile items with this bargain bubble wrap (& free delivery, yay!). Masses of it here, making sure your items arrive safe.
- Heavy Duty Brown Paper – Brown Kraft Paper for that vintage mail look anyone? This heavy duty paper will arrive at it’s destination intact!
Finally, don’t forget about Charity shops!
An altogether more socially responsible way to clear out your old clothes, charity shops need a steady supply of clothes donated. If you’ve tried and failed to sell some of your clothes online, think about donating them to a charity shop.
Try not to just turn up with a huge bag of clothes, pop in and ask them if and what they’re currently accepting as their storage is limited.
If all else fails…
If after ALL this, you’re still stuck with a bag of clothes you no longer want, remember your local recycling centre has a clothes bank.
Looking for ways to make more money online and offline?
We’ve got lots of fab ideas here to help you make money. Whether you’re looking for a second regular income, a bit of extra cash for Christmas or just to make ends meet (we’ve been there!) have a look here and see what takes your fancy!