4 Apps You Can Use to Make Money from Your Closet

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Ever stood in front of your overflowing closet hating yourself for all the impulse purchase you made? Let us take a look at some of the most expensive possessions in that closet-

  • The green dress you got for an office party that never saw the light of the day after that one night.
  • The thigh high boots that kill your feet!
  • The leopard print designer bag you bought on sale only to realise that you hate it now
  • The Calvin Klein jeans you ordered online on sale but alas, in the wrong size.

Well, we all have those items in our closet that we know we will never use anymore. So why just let them suffocate in your closet? Why not find a new home for them? Maybe somewhere where they will be loved, cherished and flaunted! They will find a home and you will make money! Let us tell you how!

Carousell

We bet our next salary that there is not one Singaporean who doesn’t know about Carousell. Carousell is an online marketplace that comes with a phone application. You can sell pretty much anything on Carousell.

It is a perfect place to sell the impulse purchases that you have no use for anymore. But make sure that the items are in a good and useable condition. With so many sellers, it can be a little hard to get noticed. Make sure that the stuff you are selling is in top notch condition and quote a reasonable price if you want your goods to be sold. All you have to do is take pictures of the items you want to sell and post it via the app. Good clear pictures and reasonable pricing will ensure that your goods are sold faster than Mcdonald’s hotcakes!

Is it for you?

When it comes to spring cleaning and making money from secondhand items, Carousell is where you need to go.

Advantages

  • Free to download, list and sell, without any commissions
  • The whole system is super easy to use and quite convenient
  • You can usually specify that the buyer meets you at your convenience to pick up the product

Disadvantages

  • What you really need is visibility and for that you may have to pay to be featured. In their language you need to buy “Bumps”.
  • Even though it’s present in multiple countries, you can only sell to people in the country you are in.

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Gumtree

Gumtree is one of the top classifieds site in Singapore. One can find everything from a Louis Vuitton key pouch to head scarves to even pets. You can sell all your pre-owned fashion here by posting an ad for free! In addition, the site also has job listings, property listings, business services and more.

Is it for you?

If you are looking to get rid of old stuff to make room for new things then yes its for you.

Advantages

  • Being a classifieds site it will allow you to sell everything from tickets to toys.
  • The best part is that it’s free so your standard listings are going to cost you nothing.
  • You have the option to either leave your listing as is or promote it.

Disadvantages

  • If you are looking for a platform to use for e-commerce this is not it.

Shopee

Shopee is definitely a shopper’s paradise. The app houses the latest brands and the trendiest clothing. The website has the latest products from brands like Huda Beauty and Etude house which draws in tons of visitors everyday. If you want to sell off some hidden gems in your closet that you do not have use for anymore, this is definitely one of the best places to go to!

Is it for you?

Another one like Carousell but slightly different, because there are a few more technologies in place to safeguard shoppers.

Advantages

  • Free to download, list and sell, without any commissions
  • The app is really easy to use – your process of the putting thing up for sale is literally choose, upload photos, enter details and sell!
  • You can sell internationally and also buy from overseas sellers
  • Shopee Guarantee ensures that you get the items you ordered or you can get your money back

Disadvantages

  • There’s so many things in the Shopee marketplace that it can be difficult to stand out. So you have to make sure your images are good, descriptions well written and prices competitive!

Etsy

Ok so maybe this isn’t an app you will use to sell off stuff that’s clogging your closet. Or perhaps you have a creative streak and can customise something amazing from a few pieces of your existing clothes. All you’ll have to do it to create the account on the Etsy site, from then on all you need is the app.

Is it for you?

If you are a creative who’s good with crafts, and looking to get a leg up on selling your own stuff, this is a good platform to start from.

Advantages

  • You get access to a setup that is ready to use which means that you don’t have to worry about setting up shop.
  • Plus you get to see data on who has been checking out, buying and liking your stuff which can help you target your audience.

Disadvantages

  • You will be paying a commision of 3.5% to Etsy along with US$ 0.20 for listings and a standard fee for Paypal payment processing.
  • The site boasts over a million sellers so you are going to have stiff competition if your product isn’t unique.

These are just some of the places where you can sell your stuff online easily. Do not forget about flea markets or fairs where you can set up your own stall and make money out of your closet!

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