Create an online and offline community to buy and sell light clothing, accessories, and shoes.
By Laura Vela
Nowadays it is difficult to find a store that sells clothes that can survive more than three washes without deterioration. I don’t even think about clothes that took decades. It is almost impossible.
The major clothing chains are currently working under the program fast fashion, which aims to sell substandard clothing at affordable prices so that consumers can shop in bulk and frequency.
That’s not all. The textile industry is the second most polluting and causes at least 20% of the water pollution that begins at the time the garment is made until it is washed at home every time.
The topic doesn’t end there. Much of what is produced is not intended to be recycled or reused. In this way, large quantities end up in landfill sites, which do not solve the problem, since the disintegration of the clothing takes more than two hundred years.
But you can find a business opportunity in this problem and help the environment.
The textile industry is the second most polluting / Image: Depositphotos.com
Creation of an online and offline community to buy and sell lightly used clothing, accessories and shoes.
To get the clothes, it is ideal that you communicate with your potential users (“suppliers”) through a website and social networks and also form alliances with bazaars near you.
As soon as you have created the first contact forms, you can design the business model for your “suppliers” simply and “attractively”:
- Ask them to take stock of their wardrobe and choose the clothes and shoes in good condition that they no longer wear but would like to sell or donate.
- Check the inventory and sort the clothes. Next, send an answer to what is donated and what you are buying from them, along with the price. Have your “suppliers” bring their clothes to your office or send a pick-up service to your home for an additional charge.
- Pay your “suppliers” (ideally 30% of the sales price in bazaars, online shop or Pop-up store) via a bank account, PayPal or even cash.
- You earn the remaining 70% of the price set for your customers in bazaars, online shops or Pop-up store.
In order to make your company attractive, it is important that you offer high-quality clothing in good condition and of course with discounts of up to 80 percent.
If you want to go further, clothing that cannot be sold can be donated to clubs.