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Before ordering that cleanout kit, you may wonder if you can make money selling clothes on ThredUp.
And it is okay to ask these questions.
You don’t want to send out like-new or even new with tags clothes to ThredUp without knowing how much you’d make selling them or if Thredup would even accept them.
So I wrote this post to help you understand what to expect when you sell your clothes on ThredUp.
Let’s dive in.
How Does Selling On ThredUp Work?
- Order a cleanout kit to sell your clothes. The kit will come with a return label. Make sure to indicate that you are selling your clothes and not donating.
- Fill the bag with clothes and ship it back to ThredUp.
- ThredUp would send you an email when your bag is received and processed, the clothes they accepted, and an estimate of what you’d earn if they sell.
- You’d also get an email suggesting you adjust your prices, but you don’t have to.
- So it’s time to wait and see what sells and what doesn’t.
- Also, your clothes would be listed and expected to sell within a period.
- And once that time is up, you can reclaim them, or they become ThredUp property.
- Lastly, the money you made can either be used to shop on ThredUp or cashed out via PayPal.
So, that’s how ThredUp works—moving on.
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How Much Do You Make Selling On ThredUp?
Honestly, you won’t make much money selling your clothes on ThredUp.
The thing is, ThredUp sells your items and pays you a percentage. And the amount you earn varies with the clothing brand.
But no matter how much you sell the cloth on ThredUp, you won’t make as much if you sell them on your own on other platforms.
Now let’s move on to tips to make sales on ThredUp.
Thredup Selling Tips
Adjust your prices after making a few sales
Once your items are listed on ThredUp, you’ll get an email telling you to check your listings and adjust your prices.
I’d say you don’t change them just yet.
Wait until after you’ve made a few sales, check which of your items buyers like and are adding to carts, and reduce the prices.
Just keep in mind that your profits will reduce with the price adjustments.
Lastly, watch and see what sells.
Make sure to sell popular name-brand clothes.
Buyers are attracted to popular designer clothes brands on ThredUp.
And some high-end fashion labels are given more time to sell than others.
So if you have those in your cleanout kit, your items may sell faster on ThredUp.
Check out the top-selling brands on ThredUp.
Sell new or like-new clothes to ThredUp.
Also, if your clothes are in excellent condition, they may sell quicker than if they weren’t.
Those are just a few tips to sell on ThredUp.
I’d also add that if only your clothes were given a longer window to sell, you’d make more sales.
With that out of the way, let’s look at the benefits of the ThredUp consignment store.
Benefits of ThredUp Consignment Store
Thrift shopping for reselling
If you are a reseller, you can purchase clothes in excellent condition from ThredUp, sell them on Poshmark, Mercari, eBay, etc., and make good profits.
ThredUp is a great place to buy high-end fashion on a budget.
The best part is that you’d find new with tags and like-new popular designer clothes on ThredUp.
Sign up with my link to make your first purchase.
If your closet is full of clothes you haven’t worn for months, use ThredUp for convenient decluttering.
You can use this link to send in your first cleanout kit.
ThredUp has made it easy for you to donate to a cause, that is, if you do not want to sell. And the donation process is similar to selling.
You order a cleanout kit and choose one of ThredUp’s charity partners you would love to donate to.
Then a percentage of the profits from selling your clothes would be donated to the charity you selected.
The clothes you send to ThredUp that are not accepted are usually recycled responsibly. So we can say they are environment-friendly.
Lastly, you can make money on ThredUp by referring your friends and when they make purchases.
For instance, if you sign up with my ThredUp referral link, you and I earn $10 each.
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My Experience Selling on ThredUp
As a bonus, I thought I’d share my experience selling items on ThredUp.
I shipped out my first ThredUp cleanout bag in 2018, and the picture below shows you how much I made.
Afterward, I decided I’d only donate or use ThredUp to declutter because I wasn’t happy with my first experience. Hence the image below.
Recently, I had to do a closet cleanout to sell my clothes on ThredUp, and I made a little change. And with my current kit, I’ve made $6.
So I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of my items to sell.
Is ThredUp worth it?
Now, this might be the question you are dying to get an answer to, and I’d try to respond without any bias.
- If you are not up for selling your used or unused clothes, ThredUp does the heavy lifting of helping you clean out your closet.
- They make it convenient for you to donate to charity without leaving your house.
- ThredUp sells affordable fashion for people like you and me, living frugally.
- You may not make much money selling items on ThredUp, but you’d declutter your closet and make room for new clothes.
- Best of all, ThredUp cares about our environment by recycling old clothes responsibly.
So is ThredUp worth it? I think so.
Let’s Wrap Up!
So can you really make money selling your clothes on Thredup?
Yes, you can make a few bucks, but not like selling on Poshmark or Mercari.
I hope this has helped answer your questions about ThredUp.
Do you have any experience selling on ThredUp?
Please share them with us in the comments.
Thanks for reading.
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