There are more than a dozen international sites where you can sell your clothing, shoes & accessories online. But what about pre-owned fashion market in Germany? Here, our shortlist of the TOP 3 online platforms to sell used clothes in Germany, plus useful tips from experienced sellers to help you make the sale.
KleiderKreisel is one of the largest online platforms for pre-owned fashion in Germany. User-friendly interface (available only in German), mass-market & luxury brands, clothing, shoes & accessories for women & men.
To close your first deal simply download the App or use the Desktop version, take a few pictures of your item, write a product description and wait for first potential buyers. The shipping cost is usually not included in the price and specified by the seller based on the size of the package.
There are different payment methods available such as bank transfer, PayPal and “online wallet” through KleiderKreisel website – the last one is fee-based service for buyers offered by the platform to provide an additional security for transaction.
KleiderKreisel is completely free for sellers.
Maedchenflohmarkt is online “flea market” for pre-owned women’s clothes, handbags, shoes, fashion jewelry and accessories. Available in both the Desktop and the App versions. Similar to KleiderKreisel, you can list items quickly and easily,it’s free to join and you can start listing right away. However, they charge a 10% commission fee on your sales.
For those of you who doesn’t enjoy the process of selling online, the Maedchenflohmarkt offers a Concierge service. It works very simple & save a lot of time: sign up on their website, receive a postage paid label, send the selected items at the appropriate shipping service. The Concierge team checks your items, takes pictures, writes up the description and suggests the appropriate price, which can be changed by yourself at anytime. They also take care about payment and shipment, so all you have to do is sit back and get paid 60% of the sale price.
Ebay Kleinanzeigen is the most popular online marketplace for classified ads in Germany with more than 19 million monthly users and over 22 million live ads.
Despite the platform is appropriate for sale of any used stuff, we strongly recommend it for fashion items. First of all, there are no category restrictions – no matter if you want to sell used kids clothing or men’s designer shoes. Secondly, Ebay Kleinanzeigen is the largest platform of its kind in Germany and hence chances to find your buyer are extremely high. Finally, the requirements to publish a free ad are the same as for KK and Mädchenflohmarkt and therefore can be easily combined with no additional effort from your side.
Communication with potential customers are done through a private chat, where you can discuss the payment (usually bank transfer or PayPal) & shipping terms.
Tips for selling used clothing online in Germany:
- Include a short note about your return & exchange policy. Private sellers don’t have to accept returns, except the sold item doesn’t match the listing description
- Take high-quality photos with solid color background & no filter
- Make sure to list accurate details (brand, size, any imperfections,…) & specific measurements
- Price to sell and be open for negotiations
- Use appropriate packaging to avoid damages during transportation
- Give great customer service: fast & detailed feedback will be always appreciated by your potential customers