Where to sell shoes online

So you have 200 pairs of shoes in your closet, maybe you only have a few, maybe you just copped a pair that would be stupid not to sell. With all of these shoes piling up you may be thinking, where to sell shoes online.

Whatever the case may be, selling shoes online isn’t always the easiest task if you aren’t in the mix of all the reselling going on. It still is not that bad though. You can do this.

The only reason I say it may not be as easy for you is because you do not have an online store with thousands of visitors everyday, or a high social media following (maybe you do). This is no issue though!!

Preparation for selling shoes online

Where to sell shoes online

If you have bought the shoes with the intentions to resell, make sure you are keeping the box, tags, and receipts, etc. This will help sell your shoes. Benefits to this is that you can advertise your shoes “as new in box”, and with pictures of everything looking original and legit. Things to save and include when you sell:

  • Box
  • Paper
  • Shoe Stuffing
  • Tags
  • Receipts
  • Extra laces
  • Stickers

People will pay a premium price for items in the original packaging. Especially with shoes.

If you are going to be selling a shoe and asking a premium price, or even selling a pair of shoes at all, make sure the shoes are clean!! It takes 5 minutes to rub off some smudges and wipe the soles clean. Sometimes people are putting a few thousand dollars on there feet. Would you want to buy a dirty Ferrari?

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Make sure you take pictures of everything and every angle for your sale post. Try to only use original photos of the shoes you will be selling. You want good lighting and a decent camera to really show off what you have for sale. Legit photos of your shoes when you are selling online will go a long way.

I recommend finding a nice wall or something as a background, something where there is not much going on so the shoes are the main focus of the picture. Then placing the shoes on top of the box (if you have it) is a nice way to display both the shoes, and showing that they are in the original box.

If the picture is appearing to dark and your kicks are not appearing to there full potential then you will want to grab some sort of lamp or light to point over your shoes while you take the picture. Lighting can really make something come to life in a photo so it is worth playing around with!

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Where to sell shoes online. The first place to advertise your kicks when selling a pair of shoes online is locally, also this is free. Facebook marketplace and craigslist are both great places to sell a pair of shoes online. This will work well for normal not too expensive shoes.

  • Facebook
  • Craigslist

Like I said, these methods are free. Although you could agree to meet with the buyer in person at a public place. This would require extra costs such as gas and a vehicle.

I would recommend charging the buyer for shipping, or just paying shipping costs if it is not to much. This way saves time and you do not have to meet any strangers, or be worried about getting ripped off.

When shipping an item to a customer always make sure you receive your payment first. PayPal is a great service to use for this and they’re no fees.

Sell on a global platform online

Whenever you come into contact with selling higher end shoes and hyped shoes it will be much harder to sell to your local market because that is not necessarily where the market for your shoes is.Where to sell shoes online

You can try an auction site such as eBay but you do not want to be forced into taking a low amount for a premium pair of shoes.

Today there are many apps and sites that already have a data base of customers and allow you to sell your shoes through them. Using these services will cost you but it will be worth it for selling a pair of shoes.

These are almost guaranteed places to get rid of your shoes. Here are a couple places where to sell shoes online:

Check them out they have a lot of great stuff and specialize in more than just shoes! It is also a great place to find new pieces for your own collection.

Go sell your shoes!

Now you can go out and sell your shoes online! Start with your local market, then move up to the big leagues if thats what it takes! Once you see how easy it really is you won’t be able to wait to get another pair to sell. If you think you want to start selling shoes as a business check out some of my other posts:

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>>>How to market your streetwear business on instagram


How to market your streetwear business on Instagram

So you may be sitting on a few pieces of clothing/accessories that you can not find buyers for with your streetwear business. Don’t worry because we are going to resolve that!

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First you will want to create an instagram account under your streetwear business name. If you haven’t made a name for your business yet that okay. Your business name can be anything. I would try to keep it relevant so people will see what you do. Signing up for Instagram is self explanatory. The site will guide you through each step.

Once you are all logged in you will want to add a profile picture and provide a bio. This lets visitors know that you are selling the items you post. Make sure to include a link to your store, or have an email adress in your bio that clients can contact you at.

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When you post your items you will want to look at which hashtags are performing best for your item. When you are selling streetwear with a limited supply, or an item that is super hyped, people will be searching by hashtags for that item so it is a great way to connect to targeted buyers.streetwear business

In order to find good hashtags for your product just see what pictures of the same thing with a lot of engagement are using for hashtags. You will see quickly what you want to use.

Build a Following

You do not have to have any followers at all to sell something on instagram. What matters most is that you have it in this business.

On the other hand though you will want to be building a following because it is a waste not to. If you have a following of even a few hundred or thousand people then that is just that many more people that you will be advertising to when you make a post.

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To gain followers you will want to do a combination of follow, like, and comment on peoples posts. Search for a hashtag of a brand you like and then just hammer some likes, and leave some genuine comments. Follow people as well in the mix, make sure you abide by instagrams rules though because you can get marked as spam and get your account deleted real quick.

That is a whole other post on not being to spammy, so for now just give it a quick search in google and you will see the dos and do nots. I do not recommend hooking up a follower bot or anything like that to your business account. You do not want to mess up all of your hard work for a silly mistake like that.

Shout outs

Once you get your foot into the community you will start to meet people and make some connections! A great way to boost your following and reputation of your streetwear business, is to link up with other sellers on instagram and do a shoutout for shoutout. You may encounter a fee though when working with larger accounts. Paying for shoutouts can be a great investment though and totally worth it! Just do your research on who you will be working with.

Another great thing about shout outs is that it builds authority when you are working with larger accounts that are already solid.streetwear business

Get real people to vouch for you

Make sure you have your buyers shout you out and leave a review on there instagram. Reputation is key in the streetwear business. Even provide a discount or something in return to do so. Especially in the beginning because you want people to see that real people have done successful business with you. Word of mouth goes a long ways and you do not want to be labeled as a shady business man.Image result for LV bag

The only thing that is left for you to do is to put all of this into action and start flipping some streetwear for real!

Start flipping streetwear for the ultimate hustle!

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Start flipping streetwear! Buying and reselling hyped shoes and streetwear is the ultimate hustle because, well you get to be around some pretty sweet gear and you meet some awesome people!

On top of that you can earn a pretty penny once you learn what to cop.

In my opinion the best way to do this is to secure your items on the drop, but this requires skills and research. You will learn these things along the way.

Less hyped supreme drops could be a good place to start, you will just be turning a lower profit.

So now once you have acquired your first few items, you are ready to sell them. A great way to display your inventory and references is with your own own shopify store! Everything looks so professional and clean.

When customers visit your store they will not be scared away because the site looks sketch. Everything will be professional. They take care of everything you will need to sell your streetwear online to customers all over the world!

Using Instagram

start flipping streetwearOnce you have your store opened you will want to create an instagram account for your store because it is a great place to reach the people you want. The internet is awesome.

Make sure you have the store linked in your bio. This is a great call to action method, and can increase sales.

You can start connecting to the community through hashtags by liking and commenting on photos of other similar posts.

Once you have a decent community built up you will have a ton of activity on everything you try to sell. I think you get the picture, you just have to get the ball rolling. It comes with experience.

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