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What I learned About Selling Baby Clothes on eBay

I have an 8-year old daughter and a 1-year old son (as of this writing) and have wanted to sell some of the clothes they won’t be using anymore on eBay. I’ve had good luck selling other items on eBay and did a bit of research to figure out what the best listing strategies might be for selling boys and girls clothes on eBay.

Here are a few tips I’ve learned:

Brand names like Carter’s, Baby Gap and Oshkosh B’Gosh have great followings

There are sections on eBay for used baby boy and baby girl clothing according to the age range of the child – 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 5T so make sure you place your clothes in the appropriate range.

Selecting 2 or 3 or even more of the same brand name and selling them as a “lot” will help make more dollars per sale. It also cuts down on shipping for the buyer so they may bid the lot up higher than a single set of clothes.

Photos are, of course, recommended. Do your best to get good photos of your baby clothes.

Describe the condition of the clothes. Most younger kids grow so fast that baby clothes are often in new or nearly new shape. Make sure to be accurate. If there is a stain or wear say so. As with manufacturers you can group “lots” of like condition clothes together.

Don’t be too proud of the clothes. Encourage bids and listing watchers buy starting the bidding low. In almost all cases if enough people see your listing the final, winning bid will be the true market value of the items.

Pick a starting time that will be appropriate so that the ending time is in the sweet spot of your targeted buyer. For babies it might be mid afternoon when moms get a break while the child is napping or it might be later at night when the toddlers go to bed. Remember about time zones too!

Use words in your descriptions that are key to your buyer. Of course you want the manufacturer, size, boy or girl etc. but think about other target words. eBay can only find and display your listing for those words yo u include in your listing.

Good luck and see if you can’t mine a bit of gold from your collection of baby clothes.

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