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5 Best Places to Sell Handbags Online

5 best places to sell handbags online


Where can I sell handbags online?


This is a question I often hear from friends and family looking to thin out their closets. Usually, they ask me to sell it for them since they know I'm somewhat of an expert.


I'm a handbag lover, not a collector, so when I realize I no longer like or carry a bag, I either gift it to a family or friend or sell it online. I love the idea that someone else can share in the love and give my bag a good home. It's a win-win for me, my bank account, the buyer, and the environment.


Today's post is all about empowering you to make some room in your closet and put some green in your wallet. I'll share the good, the bad, and the ugly for each of my favorite online selling platforms.


Poshmark:

Pros:

  • Social selling:  Create a virtual closet, share listings, and follow other sellers.

  • Easy listing: User-friendly interface for listing clothes and accessories.

  • Built-in shipping: Poshmark provides pre-paid shipping labels within their app.

  • Buyer protection: Poshmark holds onto seller funds until the buyer confirms receiving the item.

Cons:

  • Limited categories: Primarily focuses on fashion and lifestyle items.

  • Fees:  Poshmark takes a commission from each sale.

  • Scammers:  As with any online platform, there's a slight risk of encountering fraudulent buyers.


Vestiaire Collective:

Pros:

  • Luxury focus: Caters to high-end designer clothing, handbags, and accessories.

  • Authentication:  Team of experts verifies the authenticity of listed items.

  • Buyer protection:  Guaranteed return policy for items deemed non-authentic.

  • Cons:

  • Higher fees:  Due to authentication and focus on luxury goods, Vestiaire Collective charges higher seller fees.

  • Strict listing process:  More stringent requirements for listing items compared to other platforms.

  • Limited reach:  Smaller user base compared to general resale platforms.


Facebook Marketplace:

Pros:

  • Massive user base: High potential for reaching a large audience locally.

  • Free to list: No listing fees for sellers.

  • Flexibility: Wide variety of items can be listed, from furniture to electronics.

Cons:

  • Local pickup:  Primarily for in-person transactions, limiting reach for some sellers.

  • Less buyer protection:  Greater risk of scams or encountering unreliable buyers compared to platforms with buyer guarantees.

  • Less user-friendly: Interface might be less intuitive for navigating and searching compared to dedicated resale platforms.


Mercari:

Pros:

  • Broader range of items: Can list clothing, electronics, toys, and more.

  • Competitive fees:  Generally lower seller fees compared to some platforms.

  • Easy to use:  Simple listing process and user-friendly app for managing sales.

Cons:

  • Shipping flexibility:  Sellers have to purchase shipping labels or calculate their own shipping costs.

  • Less buyer protection:  Fewer buyer guarantees compared to platforms that hold funds until purchase is confirmed.

  • Competition:  High volume of listings can make it challenging for items to stand out.


Ebay:

Pros:

  • Vast audience:  Reaches a global audience of potential buyers.

  • Auction format:  Potential for higher selling price through auctions.

  • Wide range of categories:  Almost any item can be listed and sold on Ebay.

Cons:

  • More complex:  Listing process can be more involved compared to some platforms.

  • Fees:  Listing fees and seller fees can add up depending on the item and selling format (auction vs. fixed price).

  • Scams:  Requires more seller vigilance to avoid fraudulent activity due to the platform's size and global reach.

No matter which platform you choose, research and compare their features to find the best fit for your needs. Happy reselling!

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Ruby Anderson Henley
May 16

Interesting article. I'm a "one purse until it wears out, or a decade out of style" kind of person. But my purse eventually wears out. I do like well-constructed and stylish purses, so, I'm more buyer than seller. This article gives me a road map of where to shop for deals and who to avoid.

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