With fashion trends changing faster than we can often keep up with, it only makes sense to have the ability to sell clothes you no longer wear and buy clothes you’re lusting after for a fraction of the price, all through your phone. Whether you’re looking to ditch a pre-loved sweater or pick up some gorgeous new boots, any of the apps below will have you buying, selling, and trading in no-time.
Poshmark is probably the most popular app mentioned in this list. The app features hundreds of thousands of boutiques and closets full of new and barely used clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Within the app you can browse daily-curated showrooms full of items from the community. You can also follow your favorite ‘Poshers’ and shop your feed filled with only those you follow! Listing an item takes less than a minute: just take a picture, add a description, and voila, you’re ready to make a sale! Buyers can make offers on items that sellers can accept, counter, or deny, making negotiations fast and simple.
Some of the best things about Poshmark is the protection they offer, their very inexpensive shipping costs (only $5.95 priority), the low fees (Poshmark only takes $2.95 for sales under $15 and 20% for sales over $15), and lastly, the overall ease of the application. When you sell an item, Poshmark automatically sends you a pre-paid, pre-addressed USPS Priority Mail shipping label for download via email or in the app. After the buyer receives your items, Poshmark pays within 3 days to your account, which you can then transfer to your bank via direct deposit or you can request a mailed check. Poshmark is a free app available for both iPhone and Android users.
The features of most buying and selling apps are very similar; it all comes down to your preferences. Listing an item on Depop can be done with a just a few clicks. Snap a photo, build your personal store, and begin selling, and purchasing an item is as easy as one click. On Depop, you can follow friends, comment and like on your favorite pieces, and discover new brands and pieces on the ‘Explore’ page. The thing that sets Depop apart from other apps is the layout and ease of the application, it’s formatted almost exactly like Instagram (and we all know how to use that).You can find millions of vintage and luxury fashion pieces, art, books, records, shoes, and accessories! Depop takes just 10% commission plus a Paypal transaction fee of 2.4% (as that is how transactions are processed.) Depop is available on the App Store and Google Play and is free to download.
Every 49 seconds, an item is sold on Vinted. The best part about this app is that there are no service fees for sellers. Sellers keep everything they earn and buyers pay a service fee of just 5% as well as a $0.70 flat fee. Vinted makes buying and selling seamless. Like the apps mentioned above, you simply take a photo, add a description, and begin selling. Vinted provides sellers with a prepaid shipping label to make things even easier. Vinted also encourages trading items between sellers.
Also, the prices on Vinted can be negotiated, it includes package tracking, you can upload videos to the app to better show off your pieces, and there’s an amazing forum for the community to connect and discuss anything from style tips to relationship advice.
Vinted also features items for the kids and men in your life. Payments are processed quickly and can be deposited right into your bank account. The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
When reviewing Tradesy, Good Morning said, “Ebay and Amazon have a new neighbor.” Tradesy takes a 14.9% commission from sellers, but it also provides a full shipping kit that includes beautiful packaging- so it’s kind of a good trade-off. When listing items, Tradesy helps to enhance your images to make them more appealing to a buyer. You can sell any used item that’s in good condition on Tradesy, but the most popular items include bags, accessories, shoes, and clothing (in that order).
The app has an authenticity guarantee for designer items, meaning that only 100% authentic items are allowed on the site and they’ll give you a full refund if one slips through the cracks. Another plus is that they offer free returns for buyers as well as free shipping on those returns. Tradesy takes the returns so the seller still makes the sale and gives the buyer a credit that goes toward their next Tradesy purchase. This app also provides financing by a company called Affirm, meaning that buyers can receive products now and pay for them later via monthly payments. Tradesy even has a wedding category where you’ll find wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns, dishes, rings, and more. Tradesy is currently available for iPhone users only.