Reseller Tools of the Trade Series: Sell on Poshmark

There are plenty of places to resell clothing, shoes, and accessories. One of our favorite reseller sites is Poshmark. This fashion community offers so much more than a simple sales tool. Read on to find out why we believe Poshmark deserves your attention if you’re an apparel enthusiast looking to start or ramp up your reselling efforts. We’ll go over the basics of this app, plus the pros and cons of selling on Poshmark!
The Basics of Selling on Poshmark Poshmark is a free app that lets anyone upload and sell clothing, shoes, and accessories. It’s designed to be incredibly easy to get started, but also offers a host of features you won’t find anywhere else.
To start, download the app on your iPhone or Android. Next, take a photo and upload it to the site. In less than 60 seconds, you’ll be ready to start selling. Easy right? Of course, there’s a bit more information to be found in the fine print, but the basics of selling on Poshmark really are that simple.
Poshmark Pros There are a number of really compelling reasons to choose Poshmark for all your fashion reselling needs. Here are a few of the highlights.
Buyers Poshmark has a huge community of fashion fiends (known as “poshers”) ready and waiting to buy your best finds. With over 60 million users, it’s a built-in audience that’s hard to beat. Not only that, the social aspects of the app (more on that later) mean these users are engaged. This is not a “visit once a year” kind of site. Most Poshmark users spend a lot of time browsing, liking, and commenting on the pieces they love. According to their 2020 Social Commerce Report, 88% of daily shoppers on Poshmark are repeat buyers on the platform.
Getting Paid Poshmark believes your cash is your own, and they seek to make things easy for sellers in the cashing out department. Within 3 days of a package being delivered, the price paid, minus Poshmark’s fee will be deposited to your seller account. From there, you can request to cash out at any time. They’ll dire..

R2 Certifications and Why They Matter

If you’re a buyer who purchases and resells used cell phones (or maybe you’re thinking about getting into it), you’ve probably seen the term “R2 Certification” floating around. Several of the big carriers and manufacturers of electronic devices require that buyers of their trade-in and previously used models are R2 Certified. So what does that mean?
Why R2 Certification Matters Discarded laptops, mobile phones, and electronic goods are now the world’s fastest-growing waste problem. Consider this: only 15-20 percent of electronic waste (e-waste) actually gets recycled. What’s more, if not properly wiped, your contact list, banking information, and other personal data could still be accessible on that phone you just traded in. These are just some of the concerns that the ‘R2 Standard’ aims to tackle.
The R2 Standard The R2 (Responsible Recycling) Standard was created by the non-profit organization SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International) to take aim at many of the growing concerns in the secondary mobile market. At its most basic level, the R2 Standard identifies and monitors best-practices in electronics repair, reuse, and recycling.
Data Wiping Think of this, there are an estimated 4.8 billion cell phones in use throughout the world; when those devices are returned, they will need data wiping and recycling so that manufacturers and retailers can remarket the devices to resellers. And when it comes to data destruction and remarketing, organizations need to keep current with the best methods to either stay – or become – a trusted player. The R2 Standard helps ensure this.
Environmental Protection Did you know that a single cell phone battery can pollute 600,000 liters of water? But it doesn’t have to be that way! A whopping 90%+ of materials found in a phone can be recovered and reused. By becoming R2 certified, a business can demonstrate how it will protect the environment when recycling electronic devices.
Additionally, there are a number of preci..

ThredUp Sellers: Expert Tips For Buying Returned And Overstock Name-brand Apparel

Customer returns of clothing, shoes, and accessories are at an all-time high: tens of billions of dollars worth of inventory get returned each year, most of which can’t go back on store shelves. But one retailer’s headache is a ThredUp seller’s money-making opportunity! There has never been a better time to think about buying returned or overstock name-brand, luxury, and affordable fashion to resell.
Tips for ThredUp Sellers to Buy Returned, Overstock, and Liquidation Apparel Here are expert tips on what you should look out for when buying customer returns and overstock merchandise to resell on ThredUp:
Buy online + directly from the source By purchasing directly from the retailer you can assume that there is no middleman involvement and no price mark up. Historically, it has been difficult for small online sellers to buy returns and overstock directly from large retailers and apparel brands. Over the past few years, however, a shift has taken place in how organizations offload their excess goods. Many are leveraging B2B marketplaces to sell smaller lots of inventory directly to small business buyers (who resell on marketplaces like ThredUp).
The key is to make sure you are buying from a known brand: many top retailers like Macy’s, HSN, and QVC have their own marketplaces for bulk quantities of returns and overstock, while others leverage multi-seller marketplaces that have dedicated sections for apparel and accessories like B-Stock Supply. In the case of multi-seller marketplaces, be sure to use one that has a seller rating system, so you can trust you are buying from a reputable seller.
Use online auction marketplaces to help with margins An affordable (and efficient) way to buy apparel to resell on ThredUp is by tapping into online auction marketplaces. These marketplaces sell affordable and name-brand returns and shelf pulls. Purchasing through an online auction marketplace can be a great, cost-effective way to find inventory because you’ll see what others ..

A Poshmark Seller’s Guide to Buying Returned and Overstock Apparel

Customer returns of clothing, shoes, and accessories are at an all-time high: tens of billions of dollars worth of inventory get returned each year, most of which can’t go back on store shelves. You can bank on the busts of retailers and manufacturers and turn it into a Poshmark seller’s opportunity! There has never been a better time to think about buying returned or overstock name-brand and luxury fashion to resell. But before you buy apparel in bulk, let’s go through some of our top tips for becoming a successful Poshmark seller.
Buying returned and overstock apparel to resell on Poshmark Poshmark selling is easier than ever when you buy returned and overstock apparel to resell. You can quickly get your hands on tons of in-demand merchandise and then resell it online. By the time you finish reading this guide, you’ll be well on your way to a thriving apparel resale business.
Buy online + direct from the source By purchasing directly from the retailer you can assume that there is no middleman involvement and no price mark up. Historically, it has been difficult for small online sellers to buy returns and overstock directly from large retailers and apparel brands. But over the past few years, however, a shift has taken place in how companies offload their excess goods. Today, many use online B2B marketplaces to sell smaller lots of inventory directly to small business buyers (who resell on marketplaces like Poshmark).

The key is to make sure you are buying from a known brand: many top retailers like Macy’s have their own marketplaces for bulk quantities of returns and shelf pulls, while others turn to multi-seller marketplaces that have dedicated sections for apparel and accessories like B-Stock Supply. In the case of multi-seller marketplaces, be sure to use one that has a seller rating system, so you know you are buying from a reputable seller.
Online auction marketplaces save you money An affordable (and efficient) way to acquire inventory to resell on Po..

Reseller Tools of the Trade Series: Track Data with Airtable

These days, e-Commerce is an increasingly competitive space. For resellers selling goods online, any tool that can help you keep track of your store and provide useful insights to help you grow your business is a must. For many sellers, Airtable is the data tracking tool of choice.
Airtable for e-Commerce: Basics In case you’re not familiar, Airtable is a database tool. While this may not sound all that exciting, think of it as a blank slate for building whatever you need. But more important than what you can build on Airtable is the vast number of integrations it offers.
Once upon a time, databases were very simple. The only input options were text and numbers, and while they were great for storing and accessing vast amounts of data, they were often entirely manual.
Today’s databases, especially using Airtable, couldn’t be more different. Airtable databases can store all sorts of data including images, videos, links, files, and so much more. There are interactive elements and options to automate data with integrations to your favorite online tools and apps. If all of this sounds a little overwhelming, don’t worry! There’s a huge selection of Airtable templates to help you get started.
So what can you do with Airtable? Here are a few common ways online resellers might use Airtable charts and databases:
Manage inventory Build a product catalog Keep track of liquidation auctions you’re watching Track and monitor customer service interactions Track metrics and analytics Organize research Request and gather customer reviews For more inspiration, check out this comprehensive guide to Airtable for e-Commerce.
Airtable Pricing This may be actually one of the best things about the tool – for many small resellers, Airtable is completely free! The free version lets you use unlimited databases with up to 1,200 records per base. You get 2GB of attachment space per base and can run history for up to two weeks in the past.
Of course, there are upgraded plans you may want t..

Reseller Tools of the Trade Series: Selling on AliExpress

Many starting resellers find selling through AliExpress to be a useful way to launch their businesses. And for those looking to expand their current business, getting familiar with this e-commerce retail platform can lead to even more opportunities.
Like any selling marketplace, it has its pros and cons. You will need to do your homework before testing out the international waters. Explore the site and carefully understand its features. If you’re following a dropshipping model, you’ll want to know all the terms and potential pitfalls, as well as best practices for success.
What is AliExpress? AliExpress started in 2010 as a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group. It started as a global marketplace designed to connect Chinese manufacturers directly to consumers around the world. This means incredibly low prices on thousands of products including clothing, electronics, home goods, toys, and more.
Since then, the platform has opened up to sellers from several other countries. Now you can sign up and become an AliExpress seller from places like Russia, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and France. But is it the best place for a liquidations reseller to make a profit? Let’s take a look.
How to Use AliExpress to Resell Liquidations Inventory Just like any other online marketplace, to become a seller on AliExpress, you’ll have to go through a registration process. This means you’ll need to enter your business details and make some decisions about what you want to sell and where you want to ship your products. You’ll also want to decide whether you want a free account (great for beginners) or a Gold Supplier Membership, which comes with more strict standards, but affords you an extra degree of trust with buyers on the site.
It’s free to set up a basic AliExpress seller account. Still, you will need some business details like a VAT Number, Company operating license, and ID information for a “legal representative” of your business (probably yourself).
Pricing for seller accounts on AliExp..