March Sales & Inventory Pile

Hey there!

March was my best month yet! I am so grateful and humble to find all these amazing tips and advice and what to sell on poshmark and eBay. I’ve come a long way, that’s for sure. I thrift once a week and list the items within 1-2 days after I list. I don’t have a death pile, although now I am reading through the grapevine that having a death pile is a life savor. Unsure. I do have a growing pile of inventory, with unplanned agenda on what exactly I need to do with it when clothes start to pile up to the ceiling. I briefly mentioned a sofa bed in the guest room (where my inventory currently resides) to my husband, but haven’t really had a game plan on what to do next. Surprisingly, I can find each item sold easily, and surprisingly, it’s an organized chaos.

We will see what this pile of cash will turn into in the future. Until then, keep rising and keep thriving. See you all at the top!

March Madness

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Time is going by really fast and we are already towards the end of March! My goal for each month is to list 100 items. If I’m lucky and find 25-30 pieces a week, I will be set!

Reality: life happens and it’s not always all about thrifting, listing and shipping. It’s about keeping your sanity and figuring out a great balance between your priorities. I don’t ever find 25-30 items a week since I got extremely picky with the items I purchase that I know will sell well.

My priority right now is family. I’ve been meaning to work on my flower bed and was able to get it going these past few days and with the help of my son and husband, we were able to get some plants after pulling out all the weeds and now all we have to do is plant them.

I also got an email from my local thrift store that yesterday and today they were doing another 50% off all clothing and shoes aside from their weekly 50% off on all clothing and shoes as well. DO YOU KNOW HOW TEMPTING THAT WAS FOR ME NOT TO GO? I was itching inside to go, but didn’t.

I still need to work on my death pile from Wednesday anyway. On top of all these priorities I have going aside from reselling, my husband and I are looking for a venue to have a wedding. We eloped and would like to have a small gathering with close family and friends. We’ve looked at two venues for now and I have to say, the bargain hunter in me is making this venue hunting a bit of breeze.

So the take away from all of this is simple: stay cool, keep your sanity and don’t feel discourage if you can’t accomplish your goals. It’s ok to have a few set backs. It’s ok to be tired from being under the sun all day, coming home to a messy house, exhausted as hell knowing you have a death pile sitting in your office that needs to be taken care of. It’s ok! There is tomorrow. Rest. Relax. Life happens! It’s not an excuse to be lazy, it’s a reality check letting you know that it’s ok.

It’s ok.

Plans for the Future

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I wanted to blog about my eBay and poshmark journey, which I have been meaning to for a while now. Perceptions change when you realize that your extra cash for coffee for selling things around your house has snow balled into reinvesting that coffee money into thrifting money, which is not only paying for your coffee, but also your bills.

Hmmm…. let’s discuss:

I started reselling items around my house in April of 2018. Lucky for me, I have had my eBay account since 2006 with about 100 positive feedbacks. Mainly for purchase. Household items were my go to on eBay. Didn’t really purchase clothing, because on December 2017, I had minimized my wardrobe to about 20 pieces when I decided to become a minimalist.

So flash forward to July 2018, when I really started to resell items for $10-$15, with a $4-$7 profit. Didn’t see it coming, but I enjoyed the hunt for the good stuff and reselling them for a fair, decent profit. It’s so much fun and so therapeutic. This is my hobby, my thrill!

If and when the profits meet my monthly income or more, I will definitely consider quitting my job to resell full time. I honestly didn’t think it was possible to be a reseller full time until I stepped into the reseller world. So inspiring and motivating.

Until then!

Brands that sell well for me

Hey there! I’ve been seeing a lot on social media on brands that sell very well for other resellers. Whether you are full time or part time like me, there are brands out there that are your bread and butter and sells out like hot cakes. Here are my top ten(No particular order):

1. Banana Republic- all day, some days. Ha! I wish I can say every day, but this is an item that sells very well for me. I pick up banana republic every time and the turn around rate on these are fantastic.

2. J Crew- J. Crew style #s are always on the tag, and the stock photos are always available to add that extra icing to the cake when listing. They sell great and I always pick up J.Crewwwwwww!

3. Ann Taylor- whether it’s LOFT or just plain Ann Taylor, they are pretty much my bread and butter. The thing with this brand, I do not pick up all the time. If it’s cute, I will grab it for sure!

4. Lucky Brand- hell yes! I can’t buy and sell these any faster! Lucky Brand is my “lucky charm”. Oh yeah! I will pick you up all day every day!

5. LulaRoe- this is because I have a ton of them! Once upon a time, I thought it was a brilliant idea to purchase someone’s LulaRoe clean out at my local Salvation Army and they are in fact selling like crazy, but not for a decent profit. Very picky about future LulaRoe hauls.

6. White House Black Market- Another bread and butter item that I will pick up from time to time. I am beginning to notice a bit of a saturation in the WHBM resale world. Again, if it’s cute and worth the resell value, I will pick it up.

7. Free People- I love selling Free People, but I will admit, it’s one of my hardest finds when thrifting. When I do get them, they sell out almost immediately. I also use the stock photos when listing to get a better wow factor when a model is wearing it. I will pick these up all the time!

8. Anthropologie- yes, yes, yaaaaaasss! One of my favorite! I love learning about all brands Anthropologie has to offer and I love reselling them. I pick up the usual suspect brands, but if I see a brand that I am not sure about, I will pick it up to find out it’s an Anthro brand. (If I am lucky) High five all around!

9. Calvin Klein- one of the brands that amazes me every time it sells, because I personally would not pick up Calvin Klein for myself and it is probably why I say “wow!” whenever it sells. It’s more of an eBay thing, but I pick it up all the time.

10. CaBi- I enjoy picking up Cabi and I don’t have much of Cabi items, but they do sell well for me. Another bread and butter item. Cabi, too has stock photos available. Resell value is good, good, good!

Please share any of your favorites by hitting me up on instagram @heysheenathrifts. I’d love to hear from you all. Have a lovely weekend ahead.

Time to get picky, picky, picky!

Hey there!

I am excited to announce that I have found the style of clothing and brands that are selling extremely well for me. Everyone is different and everyone has a type of clothes they enjoy selling. On a rare occasion, I’ll pick up shoes, but that is one of my least favorite items to sell on eBay and poshmark. Pants/Jeans are probably my number one least item to sell. I don’t have the patience to dissect every pair of jeans at my local thrift store. It’s too monotonous and I am going to be real with ya, it’s boring as heck!

What do I love selling the most, you ask? Ha! It’s dresses! I love the prints, the style, the colors, everything! At first, like most people when reselling for the first time, I did not know what Tweed, sheath, shift dresses are. Not to mention: Knee Length, Short Length, maxi dresses, strapless, and Cowl Neck, etc, etc. The list is still going on and on and I am hanging in there and memorizing these styles and types of adorable dresses that I just truly enjoy selling.

Tops like blouses, jackets and sweaters are great finds as well. I also enjoy the thrill of finding the best tops for the great price and reselling value.

I recently marked down my items on poshmark to $5 on items that have not worked well for me reselling wise. It’s a huge lost I am willing to take at $2.05 a pop on each item, but I am pushing these out the door for basically free to make room for what makes me happy to resell. I was buying random tops and dresses that I didn’t think was cute, thinking someone else will like them… I’ve come a long way and I sure have learned my lesson! Making mistakes is part of the journey.

Everybody is different with reselling and continue to resell those shoes and jeans if that is earning you the big bucks! Don’t let anyone bring you down! Connect with people that will lift your spirits up and find that style of clothing that works for you.

A milestone worth blogging and to look back on again to see how far I’ve come. Nine months into reselling, and it’s only getting better!

Test Drive

Looking to see if I can pay my bills moving forward with my poshmark and eBay earnings. I will not be including consumer debt and thrifting cost, because I am still figuring things out and how I will make it work. Let’s test drive this baby for the month of February. Stoked!

A New Year!

Ahh, a brand new year to start of fresh. A new sleight; a restart on your goals to making your new year resolutions happen. For me, it’s coming in to the new year strong with listing more on eBay and poshmark and less time on social media platforms. Social media platform is now going to be considered a treat if and when I get my goals for the day accomplished. I also need to write it down. It’s the only way I can get things done and can keep me on check with my daily tasks.

I also plan on working out more. I have roller blades, just got bicycle for Christmas, so what’s the hold up, doc? Ummm… excuses, excuses, excuses! Break free from habits that will take you to dead ends to you only wishing you had a more productive day and kicking yourself for not accomplishing anything you wanted to achieve. Let’s break free!

Trust me, I know it’s going to be tough. But I am hopeful and willing to make my goals happen. Focus, focus, focus.

Let’s make a toast:

Here’s to the bright New Year,
And a fond farewell to the old;
Here’s to the things that are yet to come,
And to the memories that we hold.

Reached my Goal

Finally hit over 700 items to sell on eBay, with about 15-20 more items to list. My goal for the new year is to be consistent with listing items. I know my hard work will pay off. I surprised myself how much I can get done when I’m not wasting time on social media. It’s great! I am also working out a bit again. Getting my health back to where it needs to be. The last thing I want is to get sick by not taking care of my health. I look forward to setting another goal to tackle and accomplish this new year. Clear your mind and get it done!

Bundle up!

Heyyy!

All this hard work and consistency is paying off and I know that I can only move up from here.

I was unable to locate the Jessica Simpson coral sleeveless tank and it was such a bummer! I ended up contacting the buyer and explaining what happened, with no response. I then packed all the items up plus added a White House Black Market Pink and Gold sleeveless tank, very similar to the Jessica Simpson tank and a Pink New York and Company dress in her size. I went on to explain again in the thank you note. I hope this ends well and that the buyer will appreciate what I have done for her in spite of losing her tank top. I wonder what other buyers do, when their items are missing/sold/damaged?

#foodforthought

ASP & Tips

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I am very excited to hit a milestone in the average selling price department. Since I steered reselling this past May, the average selling price of my items went from $8 to $19. Now it’s hit $24 since I started getting a bit more picky with each item I purchase.

When I started sourcing, I was very overwhelmed and unsure on what item to sell and what style of clothing I want to create for my store and poshmark closet.

Even though I have only been reselling for less than a year, anyone that is out there looking to start reselling, below are some tips and pointers that I gave myself moving forward into the new year.

Tip #1: Do your homework and narrow down the type of items you would like to sell. Preferably one that sells well for you. For me, it’s items like Lucky Brand, J. Jill, Talbots, Calvin Klein, Anthropologie and Ann Taylor. It’s nice to sell pants, dresses, skirts, shoes and everything under the sun. But if you don’t like reselling pants, you will not enjoy listing them. Find what you are interested in reselling and focus on that. You will eventually expand your style once you get the hang of things!

Tip #2: Once you’ve figured out what sells for you, stick to the formula and run with it! Continue to expand and educate yourself in brands. I have already found a few brands that I have up for sale, where the comps are just phenomenal. I am already grateful that I even found these items and to be able to sell them? What? That is already a crazy ride on it’s own!

Tip #3: Don’t feel discouraged! Yes, it happens. Yes, you may feel disappointed in yourself, or feel afraid that things are not selling, but if you continue to source and list at your own pace, you will reach your goal. For me, I source once a week. I am lucky if I can source twice a week. My strategy is always the same: I source once a week and I photograph and list twice a week. I’m not where I am as far as income goals, but with a steady pace, patience and stride, I know I can get through this.

Tip #4: HAVE FUN! The social media platforms is filled with helpful tips and reseller vets helping reseller rookies, like myself! Make it fun and it will never feel like work! At least, that is what I am striving for. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, as well.

Tip #5: Surround yourself with like minded people. How many times have you heard this saying? Well, newsflash, my friend, it’s true! Surrounding yourself with like minded people will only push you forward. Inspiration is great, but only you can make things happen. Talk all you want about it! Calculate figures on what you will “supposedly” make all you want, but if that item is not up for the world to see, and it’s sitting on your death pile, then you’ve got nothing. Make it happen!

I know it’s not much, but that is what I have going on for me at this moment. I don’t know how many YouTube videos I’ve watched about poshmark and making sales. I figured, why not try every possible trick out there? Time and patience is what is going to win the race. (The race with yourself, keep that in mind). Everyone is different and unique and that’s why this community is amazing and wonderful to share tips, tricks and trade secrets.

I hope you find value in this. It’s something I am sticking to for a while. It seems to be working.

Until then!