NEW TO SELLING SECOND HAND CLOTHES? LET'S HELP YOU OUT...
Want to start selling second hand clothing? Seen Depop sellers smashing sales online from their bedrooms & want a piece of the pie? It cannot be simpler than right now, with as little as £100 you can easily flip that cash into £300 in less than a week if you're clever & keen enough you can be making £500+ a week by selling second hand clothing from your spare room.
"BUT HOW DO I GET STARTED?"
It's simple, all the hard work & market research has already been done for you! All you have to do is arm yourself with your iPhone & hit your local charity shops & car boot sales. Once there get stuck in, find yourself some bargains & cross reference them on Depop. You can pick up spellout sweaters for as little as £5 and sell them for over £60 each making you a tidy profit on very little layout.
Now, charity shops & car boot sales are great but this will only get you a small extra income as there are a limited amount of shops/markets & believe us there is a lot of competition for those garms! This is where your first up scale step is. Your next step is making bigger money and creating a living from this, that is where we, the Vintage Wholesaler, come in!
WHY BUY FROM A WHOLESALER?
This is simple, we know what we are doing, we have been there & are ready to help you boost your sales. If you're reading this you're already talking to the largest wholesaler of second hand clothing in Europe with a past record of extremely successful stores both on the high street and online.
As we have been in the industry selling second hand clothing since 1997, we have access to the biggest charity sorting factories across the world from the likes of USA, Pakistan, Italy and Germany. We already know what sells and where to sell it - from market stalls to different online platforms. What might sell on Depop for £50 will not sell on eBay for half as much & vice versa, so buying correctly is very important if you want to sell correctly.
One of the main reasons we are putting this guide together is to help you guys buy the right product and reduce your disappointment in us if you get this wrong. Our monthly return rate is very low at around 3% which means if we sell 100 sacks a day we get around 3 sacks returned. These are mainly because of customers buying incorrectly or misunderstanding that in our low cost sacks & bales you may find a few damaged items or items that need to be laundered, as of course these are all pre-loved items. For these customers, coming to visit us in the worlds' largest handpick warehouse to pick your own stock, either in person or via WhatsApp video handpick, is a much better option.
Another reason to use a wholesaler is that we have tapped into clothing markets abroad and import the finest Italian stock in huge quantities of USA college sweaters & workwear, fine Italian brands like Versace & Armani or street brands like Stone Island. We have them all under one roof in our massive Hull-based warehouses.
SO...SACKS, BALES OR HANDPICK?
SACKS & BALES
Our biggest profits are to be made from our sacks & bales. These are roughly half the price of all handpick prices. Why is that? It's simple, you're buying a raw mix of a certain category at a very low cost per piece. In our 25kg Tommy Hilfiger & Ralph Lauren Brand Mix for example, you will find a great mix of polo tees, shirts of all kinds, fleeces, sweatshirts, knitwear, shorts & heavy jackets during all seasons. It's a great mix that delivers in value. With the chance of receiving up to 70 items in this sack, these garments work out as little as £7 per piece, enabling you to maximise your profits. Items found in this sack are best to be split over eBay & Depop for sales. Items like fleeces, jackets, spellout sweaters & some knitwear, when found, are sought-after Depop items. Pieces like Polo Sport jackets and Harringtons are perfect Depop money makers. In contrast, polo tees, shorts and Ralph puffer jackets are better placed on eBay as they are non-sellers on Depop due the age demographic. If marketed correctly, you are guaranteed to see the profits come rolling in!
A sack like Tommy & Ralph should create you a min £10 per piece profit (after fees & postage) and should take around 2 weeks to sell, netting you a return of around £1200 with £700 clear profit! Please remember, some items will sell for much more & some for less & some may not sell at all due to the season or damage.
You also have to take into consideration that these are raw sacks. These are all second hand clothes and will show some signs of wear; this may be bobbling, surface marks that will wash out or there's a very small chance you may find some damaged items.
Sacks & bales are an amazing way of upscaling your business & fast! Buying a mixture of 3 different bales and splitting them on eBay & Depop at £10 per piece, will easily create you £700 profit a week (sounds impossible? nah!) All this is is 10 pieces a day sold - that doesn't sound too hard now once you break it down!
SACKS & BALES - BUY THEM CHEAP, FLIP THEM FAST & CHEAP, MAKE BIGGER WEEKLY PROFITS - IT'S A SIMPLE NUMBERS GAME!
Now if you cannot see past the small amount of damaged & dirty items or just want to buy on season or just one type of garment like just Spellout Sweaters, sacks are not for you. You're much better off coming in to handpick & as your luck should have it, we have the biggest handpick warehouse in the world!
This place is designed mainly for the Depop & eBay market & it's huge. We open around 100 sacks & bales a day to keep this area topped up! You will find every item from branded fleeces, quarter zip Ralph Lauren jumpers, Tommy Hilfiger jackets right the way through to 90s spellout tees & sweaters, it's all hung or laid out in cages categorised for your ease. Don't get us wrong, the prices per piece are slightly higher but the process allows you to pick specific items depending on the direction of your business.
Our handpick warehouse is vast, and will take at least all day to rummage through. We have on average 6 handpickers in per day and there is always enough for everyone. Every 2 weeks we remove the over picked stock and send it to a huge National Kilo Sale Company & never put this into sack or bales!
We provide free food and drinks onsite for all handpickers in our brand-spanking new canteen. If traveling in via train, we can collect you & drop you back at the station ensuring you're looked after throughout your day with us.
SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK...SACKS, BALES OR HANDPICK?
As we've already mentioned, our sack & bale return rate is around 3 a day & this is mainly due customers having purchased incorrectly or have not read our terms and conditions which state that they may find a small amount damaged/dirty items in them. If you're purchasing this way with the expectation that every item will be perfect to sell solely on Depop, you must realise that this may not always be the case with all of the pre-loved garments you receive in our sacks & bales. We have a huge team of expert graders who take care to make sure you receive great sacks & bales, and want to come back for more! If you're wanting the freedom of choosing your own stock, we recommend you book in for a handpick appointment, either in person or via video call.
When buying, you must be aware we are here to make you guys money & we only make money from our vast amount of long-term returning customers.
We don't offer refunds on returned sacks or bales. Instead, we are more than happy to offer an exchange for a product more suited to your needs or a handpick appointment either in person or video link.
If you have any sales enquires please send them to us via our Instagram @bulkvintagewholese
HAPPY BUYING & SELLING GUYS!