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Do any of you sell clothes on eBay?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by MasterBudono, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. MasterBudono

    MasterBudono Newbie

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    I've been studying a lot lately about the best way to start an eBay clothing business. However, I didn't wanna just jump right in without doing any research. This isn't really the first time I've attempted an eBay business. I've failed many times in the past but I'm determined to succeed this time. Over the past several weeks, I've been putting in a good amount of research on clothing brands, and I'm sure I could make some good money selling clothes. I've even invested in all the supplies I need to get myself started. I just purchased some poly mailers (for garments under 13oz, so you can sell first class), a printer, clear bags, flat rate envelopes, some tape, an umbrella kit, a tripod, a postal scale, an HD digital camera, and I even got myself a mannequin. I'm really serious about it this time. It's all or nothing for me at this point. I've put in a good $250 on all the supplies and I'm sure I'll succeed. I know what brands to look out for and now that I'm older, I have a much better understanding of how to go about doing this. So to any of you who've been a successful eBay clothing seller, I have a series of questions for you. What is your success rate selling clothes on eBay? And how often do you crank out listings? Like, how many a day? Say you list 10 shirts a day, how much out of that sell? And when they do, how do you judge your profit? Also, how much do you sell before buying new inventory? That's another thing, most people tend to buy way more then they can sell. I'm trying to really not be one of those people. So say you list 10 items a day, how much profit would you make at the end of the week? And when do you know if it's time to increase your listing volumes? Like, how do you find out when it's time to start doubling or tripling your listing rates?

    I'd really appreciate some advice and tips. Any and all advice is appreciated.
     
  2. Old Fuddy

    Old Fuddy Registered Member

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    the prob i have with clothes is there is to much of it out there and the profit is to low
     
  3. Emma S

    Emma S Newbie

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    As an ebay seller of, among other things, new and gently used clothing, I wanted to pass on what I have learned about listing and selling stuff. There are quite a few things you can do to increase the final value of your auction.The first impression a buyer is going to get of your auction is the gallery picture and taking a good picture is key. If you are going to be starting to sell on a very large scale, it may be worth buying some advanced equipment. Also if you don't have a great title, buyers are going to miss your auction.
    If your stuff is in perfect condition with no wear whatsoever and no stains or rips, you can describe it as being in Excellent Used Condition.
    Beyond that, you need to let your buyer know every aspect of your stuff that is less than perfect, so that when they receive the item they are not disappointed and angry.

    Hope it helps you. Good luck with selling your stuff!
     
  4. RichardGB

    RichardGB Newbie

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    I prefer to sell clothes on Craigslist since 2010 i think. Every time I tried to sell things on ebay but I hadn't suceed. If you fail to sell things somewhere, try to use another service.