Tradesy is an e-commerce website that is attempting to take the hassle out of selling online by making it easy for you to cash in on all those unwanted clothes, bags, shoes & accessories in your closet.
To create a free listing, for example, you simply take a photo of the item you want to sell, either with your smartphone via the mobile app or with a regular camera. When you upload your photo, Tradesy’s image-cleaning technology clears up the background image, leaving only your selling item in the frame. Then, you’re prompted to list at least four to six basic item details, such as size, designer, and condition. Finally, you can price your item using Tradesy’s pricing recommendation algorithm, which considers what’s currently selling and trending on Tradesy, as well as the item’s brand value, to suggest the best value.
Once you sell an item, Tradesy will send you a prepaid shipping kit with packaging materials, already addressed to the buyer. Tradesy has partnered with the United States Postal Service so a seller can simply drop their package off with her local postman.
And for buyers who are wary of purchasing damaged or counterfeit goods within a peer-to-peer resale market, Tradesy accepts returns and guarantees refunds if you ever end up with a knockoff. An internal messaging system on the site lets buyers and sellers communicate with each other directly.
Thanks for the heads-up Susan!