|Check out my current items on Vinted Here|
I was recently asked to try out a website which has just launched in the UK. Vinted is a new online destination to sell, buy and swap clothing. I initially started by uploading 10 items to the site to see how it all worked and although I was a little unsure a first, as i've only ever really sold items through, my blog, youtube channel and shop, it was actually really easy and fun to use.
You simply create your profile, and you can start uploading images and descriptions of the items you want to sell straight away. They give you handy tips on the best ways to photograph your pictures, and there's very simple to use boxes and buttons to help you describe your items in the best way possible. I particularly like the the icons to select clothing type, size, and colour.
You then simply price your items to sell, select swap, or, there's even an option to give them away. You also can select a small, medium or large packet size, which automatically works out your postage and packaging costs for you and displays it along with the price of the item.
I was amazed by the quick response I got, within minutes I had messages from other 'Vinties' asking for info on certain items. I think it will be a really great way to connect to other fashion lovers and discuss the items for sale and even try and haggle with sellers a little to get the best price.
This is all very new to me, but within about 20 minutes I had sold my first item, which for a new seller I was really impressed with. Your items get displayed on the featured page which is a great way to get them seen, and there are also lots of options to search for something in particular, by searching for a clothing brand or type.
One thing I was a bit surprised at is that you don't receive the money you earn from a sale until the item has been received by the buyer. Other selling sites will pay you as soon as the item sells so it will be really important to get proof of postage and maybe even send items by special delivery to insure they reach the buyer safely and on time, and obviously trust that the buyer will be honest and say when they receive the item! But apart from that I was really impressed with the site and could definitely see myself selling items regularly on there.
Check out my current items for sale here. Or here if you're viewing this on an iphone or an android. Does selling on Vinted sound like something you might do? Leave your questions and comments below!