How to celebrate Earth Day? Lower your carbon footprint and make some cash by selling your used outdoor gear
April 17, 2023
Geartrade makes it easy to do both with special seller event through May 5, 2023,
(SALT LAKE CITY / April 17, 2023) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – It’s well known that the easiest way to lower the carbon footprint of any piece of gear is simply to keep it in use longer, often by selling it to another outdoor enthusiast.
Heading into Earth Day 2023, it’s also becoming more profitable.
Geartrade (www.geartrade.com), the independent online resale platform for used outdoor gear and apparel, is hosting a special seller event from April 17 to May 5, 2023, upping commissions by 10% for all consignment items over $165, including commissions of up to 80%. As with all Geartrade consignment sales, the special promotion includes free shipping and personal pricing control.
As the longest running online resale platform with more than 20 years of audience growth, Geartrade is enjoyed by sellers because of its sizable and eager audience, and trusted by buyers because of rigorous product evaluations that ensure top quality products are listed on the site.
“The number one reason people sell through Geartrade is the positive environmental impact, as the number one way to lower the carbon footprint of any item is to keep it in circulation. But at the same time, a key benefit of that environmental warm fuzzy is the cash that ends up in the seller’s pocket, which is almost always the result of using a few well-known selling practices,” said Aaron Provine, president of Geartrade.
A sampling of those key selling tactics learned from Geartrade’s most successful frequent sellers includes:
- Be realistic on price: The biggest challenge to selling a piece of used gear or apparel isn’t the quality of an item, it’s the price. With Geartrade’s award-winning consignment service, an expert sales team sets all prices after examining and researching all products, and then communicates that price to the seller for approval. Naturally, there sometimes is a difference between the personal value of a piece of gear and the reality of what a new buyer is willing to pay. But if you’re actually serious about selling an item, honest pricing is the way to go.
- Maximize the benefit of free shipping: Like every consignment service, Geartrade takes a small commission from every sale to cover their costs and stay in business. However, unlike other services, Geartrade provides 100% free shipping through FedEx – both from the seller to the warehouse, as well as from the warehouse to the buyer. In addition to the incredible convenience, it’s also a huge profit boost to the seller. The average cost to send a pair of skis from Salt Lake City to Chicago is around $100, and for a pair of boots it can be close to $50.
- More expensive items make more money: That Geartrade commission – the one that pays to keep the lights on – is progressive, which means it delivers a bigger benefit for the seller as the final sales prices go up. In other words, the higher the sale price, the bigger the profit.
- The more items you sell, the more time you save: When a seller receives their free postage-paid consignment box from Geartrade, they have the opportunity to send in as many products as they’d like. Considering that the time needed to create a single product listing (including research, photography, writing) averages at least 15 minutes, that means that a box with a dozen items can save around three hours of time when it’s handed off to the Geartrade consignment team. As an additional bonus, filling the box is also the first step toward becoming a frequent seller in Geartrade’s “loyalty program” – which can deliver up to 10% bigger payouts for the most active sellers.
Geartrade’s consignment service is a first for the outdoor sector, and is essentially an ‘Easy Button’ for sellers of used gear which includes free shipping and an in-house concierge service that receives, evaluates, photographs and posts all products on behalf of the seller. To begin selling your gear through the Geartrade consignment program, learn more and set up your free account at www.geartrade.com/how-it-works
ABOUT GEARTRADE: Geartrade is the leading independent online resale platform for UnNew outdoor gear and apparel. Geartrade makes it easy to buy and sell used gear, extends the life cycle of all outdoor products, and minimizes their environmental impact wherever they can. Geartrade sellers include individuals, retailers, and manufacturers; and their selling options include both self-listing as well as consignment – which includes free boxes, free shipping, and complete hassle-free posting of all items. For more information or to sell that great old backpack hanging in your garage, please visit Geartrade.com.