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Reselling Your Clothes? Save the Product Packaging

should you save product boxes and tags?

Resale is a great way to make some money back on designer clothing purchases that don’t work out.

Some people even keep resale in mind when considering a purchase.

If you like like to plan ahead in this way – here’s the best tip I can give you.

Save tags and boxes

Most product packaging is useless. All the junk that comes with a new dress shirt, for example, can be tossed.

But original boxes and hang tags are different, because they can help to maintain product value.

Not only do customers prefer to have them, but they also contain important product info, such as the product model name, model number, color name, original retail price, and most importantly – the GTIN or UPC code. With the original packaging or tag, you can more easily prove authenticity.

When it comes to online sales, these details can mean the difference between a somewhat generic designer item and a richly detailed, searchable item.

In some cases, we can locate this vital information without packaging. When a product is rare or a few years older, then it becomes nearly impossible.

So if you’ve ever wondered about saving this stuff – wonder no more. Keep it!

No room for old shoe boxes? Here’s an alternative:

If you don’t have much space, or simply prefer to throw out shoe boxes, then simply cut off the end of the box to save the product details. Designate a place for your product info, like a file cabinet or envelope.

This may sound like a tedious routine, but it’s something you probably do with your other purchases already. For example, you probably have documents pertaining to household appliances or an old phone on file, and those items could be less valuable than your designer clothes.

When you bring in your consignments or drop them off with us, bring the tags and packaging along. With these details, we can easily position your merchandise alongside new items in the marketplace, thereby increasing their success rate.