Caught Between Branding and Sustainability: Reselling as a Minimalist

I love the sustainability aspect if online reselling. We are recycling and reusing good quality items. It helps many people to make income who wouldnot otherwise be able to, and reusing clothing reduces the need to produce more.

That being said, I am often finding myself with small tinges of guilt over some of the branding expectations that come with being a Poshmark seller. Poshmark users like to treat their purchases as gifts, so gift wrapping and extras are expected from many customers. Here are a couple of thoughts for how I am trying to reconcile:

Use Recycled/Recyclable Materials (If you do use recycled materials for packing, make sure they are clean (it’s one thing to save money on handling, but if it’s gross you risk the entire sale being refunded.

Be mindful of extra gifts and notes (I’d much rather receive what I ordered, in good time and in good condition.)


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What Should I Sell Online? Tips for Choosing your Niche

Do you want to sell stuff online, but can’t figure out what you want to sell? You are not alone. In fact, this is one of the first questions many people ask themselves when starting an online sales business, and this is a good thing! There is nothing wrong with an open mind at the start, but it can also be frustrating to take action without that known direction. Here are a few ideas that may help to inspire you in finding your sales niche.

Sell what you have

Look around and find those things that you want to part with. Anything you are not using and is still in good condition is likely sellable on some platform. Consider listing your clothing, shoes, and jewelry on Poshmark and non-fashion items on Mercari.

Start with your style

When you are first starting out, you may make some poor investments. If you start sourcing things that you like and fit you well, at the very least, you will have some things you can wear before donating.

Sell your hobby 

Are you into a certain type of hats or jewelry? Focus on those items that make you happy. You are much more likely to stay motivated when you have a personal interest in what you sell.

I also think it is beneficial to spend some time browsing potential sourcing spots BEFORE you commit to buying anything. Do not rush into investing in products for the sake of excitement. You will make more money in the long run if you learn how to do research comparisons and market your listings early on.