Most resellers tend to find something they enjoy selling and focus only on items within that niche. For example, I only sold clothes and shoes and mostly dresses. While you definitely want to sell what you love be open to the possibility of there being other things you may enjoy selling. Remaining open-minded and fluid when reselling is the key to making money and always try to think outside of the box when it comes to sourcing items.
Recently, I started listing home items, which came about because I was downsizing, and decided to list a couple of items to see if anyone would be interested in them and boy were they! The platforms I used were Facebook Marketplace, Mercari, eBay, and Poshmark and the following 5 items went so fast that I now venture outside the clothing aisle to look for these things going forward.
Mugs sell great sellers, especially if they have sentimental value or catchy sayings. The only thing would say is to make sure you package them well. And while I’m not trying to be captain obvious here, I had this the hard way when I thought I had done so.
Here are some tips when mailing mugs (or anything fragile), as it is what I decided to do going forward:
- Don’t ship USPS and usually opt for UPS since it’s a bit cheaper than some other couriers. I’ve never had an issue with fragile things getting broken this way.
- Invest in fragile stickers to place on the boxes or ask whichever delivery service you use to do so for your
- Purchase packaging boxes in bulk, they have special one’s just for mugs and glasses
- Make sure your package is insured and if anything does break ask the buyer to send several photos and keep the broken items
While I have not had to ship a large painting, I have sold and shipped several smaller ones. They usually sell fairly quickly if they are priced right and can sell for a ton of money! eBay and Mercari have brought me much success when listing paintings.
That’s right your souvenirs from various travels or those that you find at the thrift store tend to sell well, at least for me. I have sold a couple of souvenirs from places like the Dominican Republic and Bermuda. Each time I place a souvenir online (usually Mercari or eBay) I get interest in it almost immediately.
Air fresheners and candles
These things sell so quickly! If you stumble upon air fresheners, plug-ins, candles, or even essential oil they will most likely be snapped up quickly, if they are new this is even better although used ones will also sell. I have sold a lot of these on Mercari.
Who knew faux plants were so in demand! If you see faux plants at the thrift store make sure you grab them. Make sure that they should look pretty realistic and they should sell pretty quickly. The best place to sell larger ones is Facebook Marketplace.
What items do you resale?