Outfit of the Day: May 14, 2019

My Outfit for May 13
My Outfit for May 13, Hello to Domino the Photobomber.

The Outfit: Striped hoodie by Charlotte Russe, Retro Leggings from Target, Boots by Born. For outside, my Coat is Uniqlo and the woven cap is Adidas.

The Plan: Meeting Jeff for lunch, and cleaning up the apartment for viewing tonight!

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My Outfit, for outside
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Out and About

 

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More Than Just Old Things: Terms You Need to Know as a Reseller

Something I have been noticing on many listings when I browse on Poshmark and eBay is that there is a relaxed use of some terminology related to the age of an item. I am guilty of this myself, when I know something is old but not the exact date, I’ve used vintage. I mean, even knowing the correct doesn’t make it easier to describe an unknown. But words like “vintage,” and “antique” are more than just synonyms for “old,” they actually carry more meaning.

For example, in the field of archaeology (my college major), something is considered to be “historic” when it has reached the age of 50 years old. This means every year new items are considered to be a history. Similarly, something “Antique” is generally agreed to be 100 years or older in age.

“Vintage” is probably the most incorrectly used term in fashion reselling. Turns out it is not as much of a catch-all term as we think. The use of vintage in fashion is actually much more correctly used as it is with wine. The value of vintage fashion really comes from knowing the full context of what has been produced. This means when listing an item as vintage, it is best to know the exact era. Bonus points for maker, fabric, or any other relevant information. This differs from “Retro,” which is anything that resembles a previous style, no matter how much time has passed. 

The word “Estate” refers to property that was previously owned by a person. It may sound morbid, but some people actually prefer buying items from estates. These items are considered property assets and need to be sold off to liquidate the estate. Estate items may also be considered to be vintage or antiques, but could also be a brand new with tags handbag they never used. The point here is that you are telling your buyers some of the contexts of how the item was procured.

Using these terms in the right way can help you to target buyers that are looking for specific types of fashion. Accurate listing descriptions means more sales (and fewer return requests!)

Outfit of the Day: May 13, 2019

The Plan: Today is a typical Monday. I am running a few errands on foot and working on a couple of websites. It’s supposed to rain this afternoon.

My outfit for the day, Columbia fleece and Lucy Pants
My Outfit for May 13, 2019

The Clothes: Charcoal Fleece Jacket by Columbia, Pinstripe Pants by Lucy Activewear (Such an awesome brand, I’m bummed they are no more!), Athletic Shoes by Ardene

Sunday Tasks

Such a slow Sunday. I have been rocking a headache for most of the day but wanted to get some of my logging caught up. I just finished entering my sales into my sales log from the past couple of weeks. I do have a paper log that I note on during the week, and then I just transfer it over to the digital version, so it isn’t too time-consuming to catch up. This has also become much easier after scaling down which platforms I sell on.

My plan for the rest of today is to add some new inventory into my database. I have been listing a lot of jewelry for my 3 for $15 jewelry promotion, so I’ve got quite a few numbers to add.

I did also manage to make some vegetable soup broth and kale chips, so there’s that to enjoy while I work on it!


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Culling my Sales Platforms: Goodbye to Depop and eBay

Well, the time has arrived. I knew it would happen eventually, and I have finally hit the point where selling on four platforms is just not feasible. For a while, I have been on eBay, Mercari, Depop, and Poshmark. I have decided to pull my inventory completely from Depop and most of it from eBay for now, and will focus on Poshmark and Mercari for making sales. I will share a bit more on why in a later post.

I just joined the Poshmark Affiliate Program

The Poshmark community is buzzing about the launch of the new Poshmark Affiliate Program. This program allows seller partners to create ads for Poshmark on their social media accounts. These are paid content. so each ad must follow specific criteria, and will be tracked by using a customized link. I am excited because I have been waiting for the launch of this program. It was easy to create my ad, and I was paid super quick. Thanks, Poshmark!

List all the Books!

We have been jumping on the Konmari train and cleaning out a lot of stuff. One step in the process is specifically designated for books. I cleared out the bulk of my academic books before moving to New York, apt so most of these are archaeology textbooks from Jeff that I listed in my eBay store. There are also some comic books listed. You can click here to check them out!

News from eBay! New Updates are Coming for Sellers

I just got an email from eBay about a new seller update!

What’s in the Update? Among other things, there will now be an offer to buyers feature. Now, sellers will be able to send an offer to users who are watching items. There are some restrictions, and not all listings will qualify right away, but the potential for sellers to initiate offers is a nice update.

Depop Just Launched Their Bundle Feature!

One of the platforms I sell on just added a new feature. It’s called “Bag,” and it allows buyers to add multiple items from the same seller to one bag before checking out.

The view from inside my empty bag

This is huge for Depop. Until the Bag feature, buyers would have to message sellers asking for a custom listing. This put a lot of extra work for both parties on just one sale.

I can’t wait to see how this new feature works out!