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Reseller Tips 21 • Rest

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When was the last time you really rested? If your answer isn't within the last week, I'm gonna need you to do it ASAP. You can't pour from an empty cup, friends! And I'm talking about real rest, not scrolling your phone or watching Netflix on the couch. I'm talking about lavender lotion slathered. blackout curtains closed, weighted blanket on, no phone or alarm nearby straight-up: RESTING!

Reseller Tips 20 • Take Advantage of USPS

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An important piece of advice for new or seasoned sellers or resellers is to take advantage of the United States postal service. And I don't mean “take advantage" in the negative connotation, I mean that you should take full advantage of all the great supplies and services they provide. First up: supplies! Did you know you can pick up in store, or order online, free priority and express mail shipping boxes and mailers? Check out the website or your local store. Also don’t forget to schedule your pickups to save time going to the post office. And as always, remember to be kind to the workers . They deal with a lot!

Reseller Tips 19 • There's a Lid for Every Pot

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Many many moons ago, when I was a teen, I worked at Marshall’s as a cashier. To make work a little more fun, I would play a game and guess what kind of people were shopping and what their plans were for the day, based strictly off of what they were buying. Still to this day I wonder what the cashier thinks about me based on my random items at Target or Home Depot. Like oh a plunger, duct tape, and succulents... hmmm.....? The point of this little tale is the expression “there’s a lid for every pot”. Sometimes when I’m sourcing or going through old items to sell, I wonder “who on earth will want to buy this random sweater or trinket?” But I can almost guarantee no matter how seemingly random the item may be, someone somewhere will want it for some reason. Examples: vintage (unused) underwear, old iPod boxes, vintage scented powder with a cracked lid, accessories with names or initials embossed or embroidered on them, I could go on and on. Keep that in mind while sourcing! 

Reseller Tips 18 • Learn from Your Flaws

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Example: I try to post on Instagram once a day. I’ve realized lately that I always forget to post on the weekends. So I bum myself out about being “lazy” or whatever. Until this past weekend when it clicked—why don’t you prepare two posts for the weekend on Thursday or Friday? That way you can just post 'em without thinking too much about it and even if you’re busy?? Hello, so obvious right?

Reseller Tips 17 • Send Offer to Likers

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Today’s tip is quick, but it’s a good one! If you sell on Poshmark, Mercari, eBay, etc...please send offers to folks who like your items. Everyone likes a good deal, or at least thinking they’re getting a good deal. Many of my past sales on Poshmark have been from accepted offers. As long as you aren’t losing money or the deal, what’s the harm? The goal here is to get these items into happy new homes, not sit in a bin in your basement, right? Okay, your homework is to go send some offers. Hope you make a sale! 🤑 P.S. Head to my links page to sign up for Poshmark, Mercari, and more with my referral code!

Reseller Tips 16 • Source What You Love

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Being a reseller is so cool. You’re saving items from going into a landfill, helping folks feel their best at lower prices, and making extra money while doing it. A particularly cool thing about reselling is most of the items you source have been used previously (except for deadstock/NWT items), which means you essentially have a second closet! That’s why I always recommend sourcing items you love! Another reason I love sourcing things I love is just in case the item doesn’t sell, I can keep it, use it, and love it! Just don’t do this all the time, because then you’re just shopping, not sourcing. 😉 Sourcing what you love is great too, because you have more fun while doing it, and I think that really shows in your photos, listings, social media, and general attitude towards reselling.

Reseller Tips 15 • Get a Plant

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This is perhaps a frivolous “tip” but I don’t care because I gosh dang love some houseplants. Plants are a perfectly simple and low cost way to brighten up your workspace, literally and figuratively! Even if you don’t think you have a green thumb, I promise there are a lot of indoor plant options which are terribly easy to take care of. I have a plant that I water once a week that’s been with me for about 5 years! Okay but you insist you won’t be able to keep a plant alive? Keep an eye out at your local thrift store for a faux plant or succulent. I see them all the time! Hope this tip brightens your workspace and your day! 🪴