I’m always interested in apps that can me money and recently I came across the Vinted app which says I can do that by getting rid those clothes in my wardrobe I haven’t worn in months.
This is the first time I’ve never seen an app that specialises in clothing. This is good news because if you’re anything like me, you’ve got a ton of clothes somewhere you will probably never wear again.
Since the dawn of the internet eBay has been the king of buying and selling your second-hand, unwanted stuff but honestly I find it very time-consuming and a lot of hassle so it’s high time we had more apps like this competing in this space.
In this Vinted app review I’m going to be looking at what it’s like as a seller and most importantly, see if it has real earning potential. In a word, I want to find out if Vinted can make you minted!
If you have any experience selling with the Vinted app then I’d definitely like to hear from you, leave us your own Vinted app review in the comments below. 🙂
What is the Vinted app?
Vinted is an app that focuses on buying and selling second-hand, or as some people prefer to say, ‘pre-loved’ clothes. Available as an app on Google Play or iTunes and desktop users can go to the Vinted.com website
Vinted started because Milda Mitkute, a software guy, had the idea after talking to his friends in a Lithuanian bar. It started in Lithuania, then went to Germany and the Czech Republic.
Today it has 12 million buyers and sellers from all over the world and with 11,000 new members or ‘Vinters’ joining every day.
When I opened up Google Play to check out the rating I have to be honest, I was impressed. It has over 25,000 reviews and a 4.4 star rating, which is exactly the same rating as eBay and the Mercari app.
Their tagline is: “Sell & Buy Preloved Clothes.” but people also use the app to swap clothes which I think is an interesting twist.
But what really got my attention with this app is the fact it’s completely free for sellers. There’s no listing fees or selling fees meaning you get to keep 100% of what you earn. (no catch). This is because buyers pay a $0.70 fee plus 5% of the item cost price.
How to clear your wardrobe and sell you pre-loved clothes on Vinted:
1. List an item (it’s free)
Take a few photos of what you’re selling (or a video) and upload, add a description, set the price and choose a parcel size.
The Vinted app is really good at giving you suggestion along the way, especially if you’ve never sold with the app before.
Using hashtags will help give you more exposure and reach more potential buyers.
2. Reply to questions as quick as you can
Vinted is like a buying and selling app and a social app combined so be ready to answer questions and let the buyer know when you’ve shipped the item etc.
3. Once you’ve sold an item, you’ll receive payment
As soon as an item is sold you can withdraw your funds into your PayPal account. Vinted will send you a shipping label by email you’ll need to print out.
Another cool thing about Vinted is that you can select ‘vacation mode’ which hides all your items at once you can hide specific items.
I really like the interaction in Vinted, potential buyers can message you directly with questions and can make you offers.
Here’s a video from a successful Vinted seller giving some helpful hints and tips:
Now let’s take a look at some common Vinted complaints
The app is ‘glitchy’
Every app will have the occasional bugs and glitches to deal with, especially after a major update. I genuinely believe the Vinted app developers are trying to improve the app’s user experience but it looks like there’s still a few fixes that need to be ironed out.
Customer support has gone downhill lately
When you’re dealing with private buyers and sellers, at some point things will go wrong. This is when you need Vinted moderators to step in and help resolve the issue.
Just as eBay has PayPal disputes where they step in and make a judgment call when there’s a conflict, I think Vinted should put something like this in place to help both sellers and buyers alike.
So, will Vinted make you minted?
As a money making app, Vinted is perfect for clearing out your wardrobe and getting rid of those ‘pre-loved’ clothes you don’t wear anymore and you could make a few extra dollars a month by doing this and I think anything that puts money into your pocket is a bonus.
The Vinted app is definitely easier to use than the eBay app and I think as long as you’re honest in your listings, respond quickly to buyers and ship the items out as soon as possible, you should do well and make a couple of extra bucks each month.
That’s not bad right?
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