Reinvent your wardrobe while re-stocking your wallet
(NC)—Hang up your parkas and put away your toques – spring fashion is here. With the change in season, many people are taking a hard look into their closet to see how they can make room for their new and trendy additions. But what many style-conscious individuals don't realize, is that making over their wardrobe doesn't have to break the bank. After all, one fashionista's former favourites are another's latest and greatest fashion find.
“Savvy shoppers around the world are learning that selling everything from wardrobe staples to misguided purchases is a great way to fund their next season's attire,” says Andrea Stairs, the country manager for eBay Canada. “And the trend in selling clothing and accessories is gaining momentum. In fact, there are currently nearly 750,000 gently used fashion items available on our site.”
Here are some tips to help you spring into style this season and cash in on your old fashion:
It's all in the details – Including as many specific details in your listing as possible will make it easy for others to find your item and buy with confidence. Specifying the brand, style, colour and size are ways to make your item more searchable.
Picture perfect – High-quality photos are imperative to enticing shoppers. Including 3-4 well-lit photos from different angles will ensure that buyers know exactly what to expect from their purchase.
Listing in a snap – Using tools like the eBay Mobile apps to list when you're not at your computer allows you to let go of a pre-loved item whenever inspiration strikes. Making money from items that would have otherwise languished in the back of your closet is now as quick and easy as taking a photo.
Clarity is key – If you have certain shipping or payment preferences, be sure to call them out in your listing. Furthermore, including a precise and accurate description of your item decreases the likelihood of confusion, saving you and your buyer time and money.
A new spring wardrobe doesn't have to cost a fortune, and a full wallet matches any outfit. Don't just impress your friends with your new look, but also with how you paid for it.
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