I know I’m always telling you how to sell on Vinted but today, I thought I’d go one step further and share how I made money selling on Vinted last weekend to encourage you to give it a try!
I say this in every month’s pre-loved bargains post (and probably at least half of my five frugal things posts) but I have a one in, one out policy when it comes to clothes and shoes so if I buy something to add to my wardrobe then I choose something else to sell on Vinted or add something to the pile to donate to the charity shop near where I live.
That’s pretty much the only way I can justify my little wanders around the charity shops in the town near me (I go to that town as the charity shops there are much more upmarket than the ones in my town 😂 ) as it not only clears space in my wardrobe but the things I sell on Vinted more or less pay for the bargains I buy when I’m shopping.
I don’t list things on Vinted individually (unless I’ve bought them specifically to sell on) or pop to the charity shop to donate things item by item – I tend to pop them in a pile in our spare room and when it gets big enough to be worth the effort then I’ll get rid of it all at once which was what I was planning to do last weekend.
I shared a couple of my first sales on Instagram Stories and got so many messages asking how it worked that I thought I’d share a cheeky post on it today.
I’m not going to go too much into detail about how Vinted actually works and what the process is to list an item for sale as that’s all here in this post so pop over and have a read if you’re going to give it a go. This post is all about convincing you to give selling on Vinted a try rather than telling you how to do it. 😂
I will say three things though which should convince you that Vinted is an easy way to make some money from things you no longer want or need anymore:
- Listing an item on Vinted can be done on your phone in less than two minutes!
- The buyer pays the postage which is an amount set by Vinted based on the item you’re listing. You are sent a pre-paid postage label that you print out and stick to your parcel which you then just drop off at your local parcel shop.
- You pay no fees – the buyer pays them so what you sell your item for is what you get.
This is my Vinted box, literally just a storage tub on the floor in my spare room in the middle of the rest of the chaos of that room…
On a side note – does anyone else find it difficult to control the mess that inevitably builds in their spare room? I tidy it and half an hour later I’ve moved the clean washing basket in there until I get a chance to put it away, Master Frugal has spread his weights out all over the floor and the dogs have taken half their toy basket in there! And then there’s the fact that I’ve moved the printer in there and have the hoover plugged in charging to keep them out of sight.
Anyway, I had 15 items that I’ve added to the box since I last uploaded to Vinted so I set aside an hour on Saturday morning to list them all. This is my set-up for photo taking – it’s very professional, isn’t it? 😂
Yep, it’s literally a hook that I bought off Amazon for £1.29 on the back of my door in my bedroom so don’t be thinking you need to go all fancy to start selling on Vinted!
All you need to do to list an item is to open the app, hit sell and start taking photos. You can take up to 20 so I take one each of the front, the back, the label and any details I want to highlight like pretty buttons, pockets and even the pattern close up.
The rest of the listing takes no time at all with the app prompting you with everything you need to do and then you’re good to go. Again, all the specifics are in my how to sell on Vinted post but it is super simple, I promise.
It took me just under an hour to list 15 things and I’d started to get sales before I’d finished that hour and by the time I woke up on Sunday morning, I’d sold 8 of those with a profit of around £40.
You’ll never make a huge amount on Vinted because people are looking for a bargain but I’m pretty pleased with myself.
I then printed out the labels and packed them all up which took me about half an hour to do and I dropped them all off at the shop on the way to picking Miss Frugal up from work on Sunday evening. Even the fact you can drop off at a shop rather than the post office makes selling on Vinted the easiest way to sell your unwanted clothes.
Oh, and this is my charity shop pile, before I’ve sorted and folded it obviously…
What do you reckon, ready to give selling on Vinted a go yourself?
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