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Looking to sell your wedding dress? Or perhaps you bought a dress that you didn't end up wearing and you want to try and recoup some of your costs? It can be a bit overwhelming trying to navigate all the different resale sites, especially if you are bound and determined to get a great price on your gown.
Well, my dears, we took the guesswork out of this process and came up with a nice list of reputable sites to sell your wedding dress. Keep in mind that these websites are also great resources to peruse if you are in the market for a dress. They're literal goldmines for sellers and buyers.
Without further adieu, here are our top picks on where to sell your wedding dress online……
Thanks to their #1 google ranking, ongoing advertising campaigns, and strong social media presence, your dress will instantly be available for viewing by thousands of buyers at PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. Unlike many re-sellers, PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com charges just a one-time fee for selling your wedding apparel and accessories. There's never any other charges or commission on the sale. The fees are as follows:
Wedding Dresses: $25
Bridesmaid Dresses: $5
Mother's Dresses: $5
Flower Girl Dresses: $5
Wedding Accessories: $5
Their listings receive an average of over 2000 views with an average sell time of 70 days. And they've facilitated over 40,000 wedding sales, so they have definitely earned their reputation as being the largest online bridal marketplace for used dresses and accessories. For more information on how to sell your dress, click here.
While certainly not as extensive as PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, Ruffled Recycle Your Wedding is completely free to buy and sell. Not to mention, you can sell your wedding decor as well as dress, so it is definitely a great site to consider.
In order to sell, you will want to have a PayPal account set up and ready. To protect yourself, as well as the buyer, we highly recommend creating a detailed PayPal invoice for your buyer. While you will pay a 2.9% + $0.30 fee, PayPal can't help you or your buyer with disputes if you take payment in any other way. You can view other tips and tricks for selling and buying on Ruffled Recycle Your Wedding here.
Tradesy, an online marketplace for designer clothing and goods, is definitely the site for cream-of-the-crop items. They're quite picky on what brands and conditions they allow on Tradesy, which is perfect if you are selling a rare or designer dress in excellent condition.
To sell, you can use a current listing as inspiration or you can start from scratch. Any photos you upload will be automatically enhanced by Tradesy and they will suggest a price for your item if you are unsure where to price it. For wedding items, once you sell, print a pre-paid label and ship using your own materials. Otherwise, non-wedding items qualify for a free shipping box and materials. Better yet, if the buyer returns your item due to something that is not your fault, Tradesy handles everything and you get to keep your money.
They charge a 14.9% commission fee if you choose to keep your money within Tradesy. If you wish to cash out, the fee is 17.8%. For more information on selling at Tradesy, click here.
eBay, the king of resale, is also a fabulous place to sell your pre-owned gown. Their selection is vast and their search function is super specific, which are both reasons that brides like shopping there. Plus, they have selling down to an art, so starting with them is easy and fast.
Listing up to 50 items per month on eBay is free. They do charge 10% of the final selling fee in commission, but in exchange you get access to shipping labels you can print at home, shipping discounts, seller protection, and customer support. To learn more about selling on eBay, click here.
I've recently discovered the resale site Poshmark and I am so in love. Best viewed through their apps (download the Android or iPhone app here and use my referral code UPNLW to receive $5 to spend), Poshmark is a vast marketplace of new and preowned fashion, accessories, shoes, and more. Their selection of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses is impressive.
With their app, it is easy to sell. Just take a few pics, edit it with one of their unique filters, and…voila! Better yet, once you sell your item, just print off the pre-paid, pre-addressed label, and either drop it in a mailbox or schedule a free pickup. It really is super easy.
As for fees, for listings under $15, they charge a flat fee of $2.95. For orders that are $15 and over, they charge 20% of the sale, and you get to keep 80%. Not too shabby. Get started here.
Last but not least, you will want to consider the darling site Once Wed when selling your bridal gown, bridesmaid dress, or wedding accessories. With over 4000 dresses available for purchase, Once Wed offers a great selection for brides of any shape or size.
Choose from a Free or Premium membership for selling your item. Regardless of which membership option you go with, no commission is taken from your sale. Yep, it's free. If you are looking for a bit extra exposure, you can purchase the Premium membership, but that is not necessary to sell on Once Wed.
Once Wed works with the free company, Escrow.com, to assure that both buyer and seller are satisfied with the sale. Once your seller receives her dress and is happy with the purchase, Escrow.com releases the funds to your bank. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy. To learn more about Once Wed, click here.