STYLE SERIES: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SHIRT & BLOUSE STYLE KEYWORDS

In this second part of our ongoing style series we are focussing on styles and keywords for listing men’s shirts/t-shirts/tops and women’s blouses/t-shirts/tops.

When researching styles and keywords Google Image Search is your friend.  I have found a few examples for you, to give you as many varied keyword ideas and options as possible… Continue reading

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Focus on Friends: The Drew Resellers – Emma & Tony Drew

This month we are featuring our friends Emma & Tony Drew AKA The Drew Resellers. We initially came across their instagram page a few months back and are now regular viewers of their YouTube channels and Emma’s Blog (links below).

Emma is primarily a Lifestyle Blogger helping people to save and to make extra money, with Tony focussing on their Reselling business.  We asked them to answer some questions for us so that you can get to know them a little better:  Continue reading

£5,100 Sale! What do we get after fees?

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We recently sold the highest value item of our 15 year reselling career.  Nic had purchased a job lot of vintage consoles, games and accessories and while researching prices in which to list everything, he came across this inconspicuous looking cartridge with a hand written label.  At first he dismissed it, assuming it had no value as it had lost it’s label, and someone had replaced it with their own.  He planned to bundle it along with an Atari console and some other lower value games.  However, his curiosity was triggered, he had never seen an Atari game called ‘Hard Head’ before, perhaps even without the label it would still hold some individual value.  Having done some further research he decided that perhaps this game was actually quite rare as there were no other ‘Hard Head’ Atari Cartridges currently listed or recently completed on eBay.  He decided then that he would put the game on auction with a Buy It Now of £100! Continue reading

‘Focus On Friends’ Caroline Mathews – AKA ‘Caroline (Mrs M)’

Our featured friend this month is Caroline (Mrs M).  We came to know Caroline via the Reselling community and have become very good friends over the last couple of years. We have met in person twice. Once during the filming for a BBC episode of ‘Right On The Money’ and again last year at a (very fun) Reseller meet up (links for our YouTube videos below).  We now chat every day online and are already planning this years meet up.

We asked Caroline to answer a few questions for us. So I’ll hand over to her to tell you a bit more about herself and how Reselling became a part of her life… Continue reading

Selling Clothes on eBay: How to measure clothing

When listing your clothing items for sale on eBay using some simple measurements will a) help to sell the item and b) reduce the amount of returns you will get due to the item not fitting on receipt.  I made the mistake of thinking that women’s clothing didn’t need measuring, and the generic sizing label would be enough.  A few returns, and requests for sizing, later I quickly changed my mind on this. Every brand has slightly different sizing, despite the generic sizing given.  Without the luxury of trying an item of clothing on, extra measurements give a better idea of actual size and dimensions to fit the customer. Continue reading

Reseller Relaxation – A weekend in Brighton & Worthing

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We couldn’t have picked a better weekend for weather to visit Nic’s sister Katie and our brother-in-law Aaron, who after many years of residing in Brighton have stepped on to the property ladder and purchased a sweet Victorian 2 up 2 down terraced house in Worthing.  Last weekend saw temperatures soar to 25 degrees, and it’s still only April! Continue reading

Poundland Branded Make-Up Saves – Buying Well Known Beauty Products On a Budget

For some time now Poundland have been selling discontinued branded make-up.  We’re taking a look at some highlights currently available in Poundland stores and cross matching them with similar items available in stores for their full retail price, to show how much you can save by making small thrifty decisions, and changing your shopping habits by exploring discounted options. Continue reading

Dealing with customer issues and problems with sales on eBay…

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It is unavoidable… if you work in any kind of retail, online or otherwise, you will have problems to deal with and customers who are not satisfied or happy. Every problem will be different and most of the issues you will have are very easily solved.  The majority of issues that you deal with will be straight forward and the customer will be easy and friendly to deal with.  However, there will be times when the customer will be difficult. Continue reading

Selling Vegan Fashion

With the growing popularity of Veganism and an increased demand for cruelty free fashion products, as a clothing reseller something that can help your listings to stand out above others, and to reach a wider audience, are the use of keywords which appeal to Vegan buyers.

Vegan buyers will be looking for complete assurance that the item you are selling is completely Vegan and cruelty free.  Therefore you must be 100% definite that the item you are listing meets this requirement and you can unequivocally guarantee that the item you are selling is in fact Vegan. Continue reading

Packaging Clothing

I’m often asked what I use to package my clothing for dispatch and to show how I go about it.  So I’ve made a short video (below).

There is no right or wrong way to do this and I’m simply sharing how I do it.  I use a practical, no frills method, simply using Poly Mailers.  For larger, heavier bundles I would use a box.  Some people like to pre-wrap, or pre-bag the clothing before they go in to the Poly Mailer for extra protection, as I show in the video the Poly Mailers we use are very strong and other than the occasional use of reinforcement tape, I don’t double bag. Continue reading