Selling children’s clothing can be an easy way to earn money! You can make your own hours and work as much or as little as you like. Whether you need an income that will allow you to stay home with children, a fun project that will earn money, or some extra cash to put toward debt, consider earning money by selling children’s clothing.
How to Get Started
The nice thing about selling children’s clothing is that, if you have children, you can start with the items that they have outgrown! This means that initially, there is no cost to you. You can go through the children’s clothing already on hand. Sort through it all, and group it by size, gender (if applicable), and season.
Check every piece of clothing carefully and weed out anything that is stained, has a tear or is overly worn. Use a critical eye. If you wouldn’t pay money for it, chances are no one else would either. Make each item presentable, which might include ironing.
If you have been buying used items yourself, you probably already have a good idea on what to charge for each piece, if not, you will need to do your research. Depending on where you choose to sell your items, you may need to take photos.
Selling your children’s clothing locally, can be one of the easiest ways to go, because there is no shipping involved. You can sell locally at outgrown sales and children’s turnabout sales. These are sales sponsored by churches, moms clubs and other organizations. You price your items and bring them to the sale, and the venue sells them for you in return for a small percentage of each sale.
Children’s consignment stores are another option. These stores take a higher percentage than do the outgrown sales, and they tend to be very picky about the clothing they will take. They are open all year, though, so you won’t have to worry about missing a particular time to sell.
Three Online Sources for Quick Sales
If selling children’s clothing online is your choice, you’ll want to focus on the following three online sources. Ebay allows you to reach people all over the country, and since there tends to be a lot of competition, you may get the best price doing this. Just keep in mind the various fees, so you won’t be surprised later.
Facebook yard sale groups and Craigslist all operate locally and may require you to deliver or meet up with the buyer, which may raise some safety concerns. Facebook groups are generally very local and usually overseen by a moderator, which may make them a better choice. Following the rules for posting sales is very important. You may be required to include a photo and specific information about your items.
Know the Market
As you start to sell clothing, you’ll begin to learn what sells in terms of brands, sizes and style, but it can help you if you do your research ahead of time. Find out what people want to buy, such as those name brands, the current trends, etc. Hold off on trying to sell items that are off-season. You will generate more interest and higher prices if you hold these items until the right time.
Don’t undersell or over price and be quick to make adjustments as needed. Compare what similar items are selling for and be competitive. You will quickly earn a reputation for being fair and may get a lot of repeat business.