With the success of Poshmark, eBay, and more, becoming your own boss as a clothing reseller is more attractive than ever. But in order to make more sales, you have to source more items!
When starting out as a new reseller, you probably began sourcing right in your own closet at home. Quickly as you started to get excited about reselling, you found you needed more inventory. Where did you first start looking?
For most of you the answer is probably your local thrift store -- but as reselling becomes more and more popular, liquidation clothing retailers have become a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to building a successful online reselling business!
Thrift Stores: Convenient & Cheap, but with Drawbacks
There’s a reason so many resellers turn to thrift stores as the quickest and cheapest way to get inventory. If you live in a big city, chances are you know of dozens of thrift stores within driving distance that you can head to at a moment’s notice to add clothing to your inventory. There are treasures to be found for those who know where to look and have the time and interest!
Unfortunately for those who live in smaller towns, there might not be enough thrift stores with large enough inventory to choose from to support a Poshmark shop. Many rural Poshers end up driving hours to bigger cities in their area, spending entire days or weekends hopping through Goodwills to gather big bags of clothing inventory into their cars. Not ideal for someone looking to build an efficient business!
A big plus of thrift store clothing is that it tends to be extremely cheap, especially if you shop their sale days (ex: Goodwill has a 50% off sales on a different colored tag every week). You can usually purchase items between $3.99 and $12.99, which means if you find the right piece for cheap you could turn a huge profit!
Many resellers love the hunt of thrifting, getting to dig through bins and shuffle through racks like panning for gold. However, shopping thrift stores requires an in-depth knowledge of brands and items that will sell well. Sorting through racks and racks of clothing (most of them used rather than new with tags) can be daunting and overwhelming, and it’s easy to overlook a piece that would sell well simply because you’re not familiar with the brand!
You can research brands you come across as you shop, but this eats into your valuable time and can leave you standing in the aisle at a busy store, staring at your phone. In the end, you could spend hours hunting through store after store and not turn up more than a dozen pieces to list.
Ready for a better way of building your reselling inventory?
Liquidation Clothing Shipped to You: Making Your Life Easier
Expert Poshers turn to liquidation clothing sources like Boutique by the Box to fulfill their inventory needs! Liquidated items come from large-scale retailers like Nordstrom and Macys, and are usually returns, overstock, or unsold clothing. As seasons and fashions change, these companies need to get rid of unsold inventory quickly to make room for new stock, so they sell them off in bulk at big discounts. These pallets of clothing are usually purchased by liquidation companies, who sell them to entrepreneurs like you!
Boutique by the Box takes it one step further, hand-sorting these bulk items into individual boxes so that resellers get the most bang for their buck with their liquidation box. Plus there’s no need to drive to a liquidation store -- BBTB ships your order directly to your door, a big timesaver and huge convenience!
Savvy Poshers use liquidation retailers like us to get a ton of items for super low prices, since they’ve already been bought discounted from the original retailer and are being sold in bulk. This means you’re able to turn a profit when selling these items on Poshmark or eBay!
Liquidation clothing shipped to you saves hours of digging through bins and racks at thrift stores. No more lugging heavy bags of (questionable) clothing in and out of your car -- time is money, and you can save BOTH with liquidation clothing sources like BBTB.
Picture how much time it would take you to visit enough thrift stores to source 100 items of clothing to sell on Poshmark. Dang...that’s a lot of time you could be spending doing literally anything else! With Boutique by the Box, you can get 25, 50, 100 items of clothing all at once at the click of a button.
If you’re ready to step up your reselling business, start with our Sample Intro Box today! First-time BBTB customers can get the box for $100 with the code NEWNEW. Let us take the hassle out of your business by providing you with quality clothes straight to your door.