(Closed) Tips for successfully selling your gown online?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Did you post pictures of the real thing not the online model version? Pictures of the front, back, sides etc… details of the sizes, what you had to alter, any stains, did you have it cleaned?

I think a lot of brides are looking for those answers when looking to buy second-hand wedding dresses.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I both looked for dresses online and sold one online (brand new, not sure if that affected it)

 

When buying I looked for 1) pictures of the dress on the actual bride! Model pictures did nothing for me – make sure there are many different angles of the dress 2) details about size – measurements specifically helped a lot (Bust, Chest, Stomach) 3) Shipping price estimate

 

When I sold mine I ensured to 1) Include tons of pictures 2) Note that my price was negotiable 3) Advertised that local buyers could come and try it on!

 

Hope some of this helps you! 🙂 Good luck!

 

Also, I got my asking price. It was a LOT cheaper than to buy it from a boutique (about $600 cheaper?) but, it was, again, brand new – so maybe that helped! 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was thinking of using Gown & Glory(in the GTA) to sell my dress eventually if I couldn’t sell it myself online. She holds onto to the dress and makes a percentage of the sale but at least it seems like there is a better chance that it will sell!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Did you include information about how the gown has been stored since the wedding in the listing? That was important to me when I was purchasing my dress used.

ETA: Also include the designer’s name for the color of your gown. Its worth a lot more than a seller’s approximate guess of the color. And include pictures of the tags and sales receipt if you have it to further prove it is an authentic dress. I was also more willing to purchase a dress with a return policy (even if it had a “restocking fee”) if it was not local, because that way I could try it on.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BearcatBetch:  I would measure the hips and waist size and add those in. Also bra size can be a good indicator for buyers trying to figure out if it will fit them if they are busty or if it is too big to alter if they are small busted. It looks like a lovely dress though. I would add a picture of the back unclipped, even if its not on you. Also add a picture of the tags which will prove its not a knockoff (not accusing you, but you can never be sure with the internet). From the posted pictures I can’t tell if it has buttons or a zipper or a corset.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I think being extremely descriptive in the listing is key. Describe everything (with correct spelling and grammar). I see too many people just write that they love their dress and it’s so pretty.

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