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Buying and selling second hand kids clothes

posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Hi there

I'm setting up a new second hand children's clothes website, very different in look and feel to ebay and to what already exists out there. I'd be really interested to know other mums' thoughts on listing prices on these types of sites. I find the idea of being charged, or indeed charging commission on my child's clothes really offputting. I would like my listings to be priced competitively but most of all, be simple and transparent. My question is, would you find it more appealing to pay a small (under a £1) amount per listing or to sign up for a membership where for a fee each month (under £8) you can list as many items as you want. I suppose it all depends on how many things people want to list in a month but the rate my littel boy's growing, I woudl easily be putting about ten items up a month (from my 6 year backlog of boy's clothes!)

Any help, insight and advice much appreciated!


posted 1 decade 3 years ago
I would say do both. If someone only wants to advertise a couple of things say £1, but give a discounted rate or set rate for anyone selling 10 items or more (or along those lines anyway).

posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Hi Rob

Thanks for your suggestion. I suppose I would want people to use the site regularly and feel that it's not a complicated chore, the way ebay can be so I'm thinking that a straight £1 per listing would seem fair. I suppose the downside of a membership is that businesses could sell bulkloads of clothes through this site very cheaply for say, £5 a month, which wouldn't see fair!

Thoughts much appreciated!

posted 1 decade 3 years ago
I will go for both options since one option may not work for others.

posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Thanks everyone for suggestions. I've decided to go with free listings and a straight 10% commission, which seems very reasonable. It's more important to me to build up a loyal following of people who trust an duse the site and feel like they're getting good value.

How does that sound!


posted 6 years 6 months ago
both options sound very good!

posted 6 years 6 months ago
yes definitely do both!!

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