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Sellers, brace yourselves! These new features are game changers. And you should know, you requested them! Read on to find how how we’re making selling even simpler and faster than ever before.
Create Sales Using Automatic Price Drop
Now there’s a setting to put your items on sale automatically! Simply set the minimum price you’re willing to sell your item for when you edit your listing or upload a new one (visitors can’t see this). Over time, we’ll drop the price until it sells or reaches your minimum.
Each time your item drops in price, it appears in the Sale tab, and your followers receive an alert about the price drop! That means more eyes on your items and an increased chance of selling them fast!
Stay in the Know
We’ve built a one-stop shop for all your notifications! Click the bell icon to see who has loved or commented on your item, as well as see who started following your closet. This way you can build relationships with your followers and never miss a comment or love! Responding to comments will help build trust and increase sales and engaging in the community brings eyes to your closet and often followers too. In the words of our TF Fashion Editor Emily, that’s a win-win-win-win!
If you follow us on Twitter, you may have seen some of our tweets hinting at a big announcement. Well, here it is - our mobile app got a major makeover! From easy-as-pie selling to shopping the sweetest deals, we think the new app is quite a treat! Download the newest version and check out the highlights below:
- Post items for sale within seconds: Snap and upload photos seamlessly. Your items are instantly available to the entire Threadflip community!
- Track and manage sales on the go: Now it’s easier than ever to process your sales and earn cash!
- A beautiful shopping experience: Check out the latest listings anytime, anywhere! Shop by category, style, brand or size in seconds.
- One simple checkout for all your items: Process your purchases all at once and the sellers will take care of the rest!
How incredible is our community? This incredible: When a new seller reached out to super seller Sabrina Silk for tips on how to sell, not only did she put together this amazing list, but she also forwarded it along to us to share with all you Threadflippers! Can you think of anything you’d add? Share it in the comments below!
1. Take pictures in natural light; sunlight. Also, take pictures on a white background.
2. Use a DSLR, tripod, and remote if you can. The quality of camera makes a difference. The tripod and remote makes it easier to take pictures in natural light without it being blurry.
3. Sell items that are in style. See what the most popular people on Lookbook, Chictopia, and bloggers are wearing and post items that are similar. Also, people tend to look at other items in your closet if you have one item that is really popular. You can gain more likes and followers this way and hopefully make a sale!
4. Sell only items in good vintage condition or near new condition. Items in near new condition are more likely to sell and will make customers happy.
5. Write thoughtful descriptions. Put as much information as you can about the item. Since you have most likely worn it yourself, tell people what you wore it with and why you got compliments wearing it.
6. Price competitively. I had to get rid of a lot of my stuff because I was moving, so when I priced things, I had the mindset that if it didn’t sell it, it would have to be donated, so might as well make a little money off of it rather than none at all. I also state in my description that my prices are negotiable. I’m happy to give a discount for people who buy multiple items.
7. Post a link on social media sites (Facebook, Pinterest, Svpply) where you have a lot of followers, or are connected to people you know. My friends always compliment me on my sense of style, so they’re happy to know when I’m selling something from my closet, especially if they’ve been eyeing that item for awhile
Here at TF HQ, we know that our community is what makes Threadflip as special as it is. And it’s sellers like Caroline that make our jobs so great! With almost 200 flips under her belt, this stellar seller took the time to share some Threadflippin’ wisdom with our community - check it out!
A friend of mine told me about it since I was trying to sell my clothes through my blog. I’ve been addicted ever since!
What has your experience on TF been like since you first joined?
A HUGE success. I used to run an ebay store back in the day and thought that went well….but Threadflip has created an amazing community of fashion lovers who love to save money!
Any memorable moments?
Finding a gorgeous Missoni dress from Editors’ Picks. I get so many compliments!
What do you think has been the key to your success so far?
Taking good quality photos that show all the angles and size. It’s also helpful to give a good and accurate description of what you’re selling. I’m much less likely to buy from someone if I notice they haven’t put any effort into their listing.
If you could give sellers one piece of advice, what would it be?
Communication is so important! Reply to questions and comments as soon as you can. Interacting with the community is key. Also, if things aren’t selling as quickly as you would like them to, you may have better success after you discount a few items.
[Shop her closet here!]
In a team meeting a few weeks ago, Leslie, Emily, Jennie, Anika and some others said, “You know what would be great - if I got notified when a seller drops the price of an item I have loved.” And so we decided to build this little nugget of a feature.
Sellers: want your buyers to come back and check your item out? Consider dropping the price, and people who have loved that item will be emailed to come check it out. And, your items will be featured on the new “Sale” tab that is prominently displayed on the site. Learn more about how you can do this here: “How do I modify an existing listing?”
Buyers: act fast when you receive these price drop emails! These items will sell fast.
So go on, and love some items! You could get lucky and score a deal on the item :)
Wishing all the mothers in our community (including our own!) a very happy Mother’s Day! Have a mom-ism to share? Leave them in the comments below!
We’re often asked, ‘How can I make sure that gals in the community are finding my awesome items?’. Great question, right? So we’ve put together a list of easy actions that we suggest sellers take to make the most of their Threadflip experience!
First, leverage your existing networks! Chances are you’re on Facebook, or Twitter, or Instagram, or Pinterest, or Tumblr, or Vine or any combination of the many social platforms out there. What better way to boost your closet’s visibility than to promote it to people who are already interested in what you have to share? You’ll find our social sharing buttons after listing an item or on your item’s page below the cover photo. It’s easy and can boost your sales up to 300%! Visit your closet to get started!
Next, make a friend or 500! One of the best things about Threadflip is our community of wonderful, stylish girls. Liking and commenting on items and following users is a great way to connect with other Threadflippers with similar tastes to your own and bring more eyes (and followers) to your closet!
Finally, like we always say, stay tuned! Our team’s looking forward to introducing new community features to share your items to your followers and the feed! Follow us on Twitter to stay in the know! :)
Here at TF HQ we have lots of love for our girl Mother Nature! In anticipation of Earth Day tomorrow, here are a few ways to lead a more stylishly sustainable life:
- Shop pre-loved threads. There are so many vintage and contemporary gems just waiting to be discovered!
- Know where your clothes come from. Was the manufacturing process eco-friendly?
- Upcycle! Tailor or DIY pieces that have potential but don’t get any wear in their current state. Check out our friend Brit’s blog for some fun ideas.
- Buy for quality. Disposing of less threads = less trash piling up in our landfills.
- And of course, donate or flip items that no longer fit you to give them a chance in another closet!
Are you a conscious consumer? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks!
We obsess over their sense of style and covet their wardrobes so the chance to shop their closets is a dream come true! Meet six of our favorite fashion bloggers on Threadflip and peruse their virtual racks. We’re sure you’ll find something to love!
This cool Brooklyn chick mixes high street pieces with vintage finds for a city girl look we love. Expect to find statement-making outerwear and must-have shoes!
Prints designer Meanz has an amazing collection of patterned threads (hello, cat print!) in her overflowing closet. An added bonus - hand-studded denim vests and cutoffs by the blogger herself!
Part street smart, part sweetheart, Stacey’s style strikes the perfect balance between edgy and feminine. From 70’s bohemian to 90’s grunge we’re in love with her threads!
Sun, fun and sequins sound like the Miami motto, right? MSM blogger Simonett’s closet is like a ray of sunshine in our lives with her warm weather threads. Vacation, anyone?
For most of you Threadflippers, Jinna’s face is a familiar one. The super seller’s closet is an office fave - contemporary and vintage pieces in perfect harmony, what’s not to love!
The perfect tailored blazer - Erica’s got it. That slinky dress for a weekend date - Erica’s got that too! With a closet full of wardrobe-making pieces, it’s a wonder how we ever got by without her!
If you’ve ever been the new kid, you know how tough it can be - making new friends, establishing your identity, finding your niche… But today’s featured sellers have managed a seamless transition into the Threadflip community despite their status as newbies, each bringing a special something with their fabulous closets and wonderful selves. Meet them here!
Owner Tomeka has a keen eye for effortlessly cool vintage threads - we especially love her collection of knits!
Beautiful, geometric and organic are just a few words that come to mind to describe designer Angi’s handmade jewelry. A fan favorite? This cuff made to mimic a mountain range.
From contemporary couture to vintage collectors jewelry, Ariana’s closet is a fashion girl’s dream.
Headed to a music festival or two this spring? Maeven’s got you covered in crochet, leather and lace.
Designer runway pieces and rad retro threads at a range of price points - all modeled by the Season 3 Project Runway model winner herself!
Zachary’s designs merge natural materials like quartz and pyrite, delicate wire-wrapping techniques and repurposed jewelry pieces - gorgeous!