Cirqular - May 20 2020
Reselling 101 - Our Best Tips
Your Wardrobe is a Goldmine
Whether you are engaging in some spring cleaning, trying to get some extra cash or free up some space in your wardrobe due to too much online shopping, reselling your stuff at Cirqular is always a good idea! It is hassle-free and we do most of the heavy lifting like taking care of listings, marketing your stuff as well as pick-up and delivery. However, we are a premium platform, therefore we here have some tips and tricks for you to consider when you are submitting your garment to our fashion curators to make sure you get the most out of the sale!
#1 Picking out stuff
We sell pre-loved premium to high-end fashion. That means that your stuff have to be by famous brands or from exclusive limited edition collections such as ERDEM X H&M. Brands that sell incredibly well on our platform is Rodebjer, Balenciaga, Acne Studios, Missoni, Samsøe Samsøe and Saint Laurent. We accept different types of jackets, sweaters, shirts, blouses, dresses, trousers, skirts, shoes, bags and accessories. We don't accept next-to-skin items such as sportswear, night- and underwear and swimwear, as well as certain categories such as wedding dresses, business suits and real fur.
#2 Mint Condition
Give your garments some love. If you give it an extra go in the washer or google the best tips for stain removal before you send in the photos, chances are that the garment is going to to be considered to have a better condition, which in turn means more money for you. However, make sure to follow washing labels and instructions. And, of course, if the garment tends to get wrinkly make sure to steam or iron it before you take the pictures! It will be worth it!.
👞Wash and polish any shoes and jewelry
🍷Wash any clothes and try to remove stains
✂️It can be worth it to repair exclusive items at your local tailor
🐑Try to remove any pillings on your knitwear
#3 Time for a photoshoot
Lights. The photo is your big shot to make your garments desirable for our fashion curators. First of all, think of the light. Natural light from a window is always the best option. Avoid photographing in direct sunlight as the contrasts can distort silhouettes and colors. If you are doing some late-night closet cleaning, pick a room with good ceiling light or spotlights, using the cozy glow from your bedside lamp will not do your stuff justice. Camera. Usually the camera on our phone is enough these days. Action. Adjust the placement of the clothes depending on each garment’s attributes. Is it a frilly wrap around dress you might consider putting it on your body to show its true fit. Is it a printed t-shirt a flatlay is better to clearly show off the cool print. Another option is to put it on a hanger and photograph it against a plain wall. Make sure to clearly take pictures of any holes or stains as well as labels to show brand authenticity.
#4 Price research
You earn 80% commission. That is a lot. So make sure that you get the right price for your items. You do this by researching the price for buying the item as new, looking for secondhand and auction end prices at other sources. By doing this you get a good idea of how much we will be able to sell it for. If you have any objections against the valuation that we give you it is also good to have some third party sources to back up your price expectations.
#5 Flaunt it!
There is no shame in promoting your stuff on social media! As a matter of fact you are not only promoting the clothes but also your image as a conscious member of the circular economy! Double win. Take some snazzy mirror selfies wearing the clothes before we pick up the selected pieces. Then when the items are listed on the site post your selfies, or a fun throwback pic maybe, on social media and spread the links to them widely. We believe in you - you can do it!
Then cash in. But hey, it is not all about the money. Someone else is going to be wearing your pre-loved items and that is a wonderful thing for them, the clothes and the planet!