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ASOS- best place to buy and sell vintage clothes online

Updated on August 29, 2011

The best place to sell vintage clothes online

So recentley my girlfriend hasn't shut up about this new store she has discovered for selling her vintage clothing. Ebay was her prime outlet for vintage clothing online and although this is a massive market the sales just didn't waw the bank balance. So for 2 weeks now she hasn't shut up about her new selling outlet where her sales have more than trippled from the ebay store!

ASOS Marketplace

So asos let you sell your clothes on their site?

Apparentley so, this has all been new to me and the figures at asos for fashion lovers and sellers are very high thanks to their extremely high market reputation.

Don't get me wrong I love selling things on ebay and clothes do sell fairly well however it is always better to have your product in a direct market than a mixed market and asos marketplace is the prime location for men and womans vintage clothing. Selling on the site is actually really simple, it's just the same as ebay once you have a good look around the features are really easy to use and uploading items is fairly fast.

One downside to Asos marketpalce is that they wont allow you to sell items with a white background and the clothes must be warn by a person outdoors. This is a little annoying and selfish by asos, the only reason you can't do a white background is because they do and they know it's the best option for making the outfits looks the best.

Lets talk value for money ebay vs asos

Overall ebay is in fact cheaper however the quality fo sales shows significantley over the month in asos's favour.

The best quality ebay store costs £15 a month and charges you 12% of each sale you make. This isn't really a great offer considering ebay isn't a direct market for clothing and overall the odds of someone just selling 1 of the same items for cheaper is high.

Asos allow you to try their site for free and only charge you 10% for each sale which is an amazing deal and it's suprising how the sales fly in for the prices. Statistically my girlfriend has been selling her clothes for 10% more profit over ebay and they have been selling 3 times as fast! All good things must come to an end at some point though Im not certain but the free membership doesn't last forever. Owning your own Boutique on asos cost £50 a month and they then take 15% however friends have suggested that sales are extremely high for boutiques with more sales and in time profits are limitless.

Statistically and marketing analysis states that asos marketplace is actually the best place to sell vintage clothing and in this growing market owning a boutique for £50 a month is an extremely small risk considering the average dress/blouse sells for £15-£20. I would only suggest selling vintage clothing on asos marketplace and any other average clothing might be better on ebay.

Don't think bad about ebay after reading this hub, the stats gathered just shows that you need to be on asos marketplace for more money and to get the real value for your vintage clothing. Closing your ebay store may not be the smartest choice aslong as you are making enough money and can keep up with the demands of sales. It has been known for people to make $3,000 a month selling clothes online so don't feel like there isn't anything in owning your own ebay store because there is always money with womans clothing.


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    • Troyangeluk profile image

      Troyangeluk 4 years ago from UK

      ASOS is massive for the UK :)

    • Anna Haven profile image

      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Never heard of the site but you gave it a good review and write up, so for sellers it sounds like it is definitely worth a look.

      Vintage clothing is very cool :)

    • Troyangeluk profile image

      Troyangeluk 5 years ago from UK

      thankyou for your comment and rating friend :) Ill be sure to return

    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Interesting hub. I have never heard of this place before, will have to check it out. Voted up and shared.