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20 Tips to Ship: The Curtsy Shipping Guide

You know the old saying…ship happens! You’ve just sold something on Curtsy and now the only thing standing between you and scoring extra cash in your Curtsy Wallet is shipping. We’re here to show you that shipping is easy. Straight from our customer support team to you – here’s tips to becoming a shipping queen! With this shipping guide you’ll ship easy and have buyers (and USPS) coming back for more!

The 1-2-3-4 of Shipping

  1. Print out the shipping label we email to you or request a label to be mailed to you 
  2. Pack your item in any small box or envelope, or use our Shipping Kit
  3. Give your package to USPS, schedule a pickup, or drop it in a USPS bin 
  4. Be sure to mark your sale as “Shipped” in the app and you get paid once it ships! 

For more details check out our Shipping FAQ Page

Label Tips: We’re into labels

  1. Print your label: Regular size 8 1/2 paper or label sticker works just fine!
  2. Use the link from Curtsy to print so the label is clear (not a photo of a photo).
  3. No printer? No problem! When creating your pre-paid label, tap “request label via mail”. We’ll mail your label the next business day, and you’ll receive it within 5-7 business days! Request a label soon after you sell to avoid delays.
  4. You can also find a printer near you at a print shop, school, friend’s house or public library.

Packaging Tips: Wrap it up

  1. Pack up your item, any small box or envelope will do!
  2. Order our Shipping Kit: Don’t worry about finding a box! Buy a shipping kit and we’ll send you mailers to have for your next sale.
  3. Sustainable packaging: Reuse a box or envelope (Yes, even an Amazon box). Remember to remove or cover old labels and tape. 

💡Pro tip: In a pinch? Flip a previously used mailer inside out. What’s old is new again!

  1. Tape on your label, but DON’T tape over the barcode (it’s harder for USPS to scan over tape).
  2. Use tissue paper and padding on fragile items like sunglasses and jewelry, and to keep your items from moving around in the box.
  3. Keep it clean: Make sure items are dirt free and match your listing.
  4. Take photos of your item before and after packaging for your own records.

Personalization Tips: Be a little extra

  1. Add in a thoughtful thank you note, sticker, or extra gift with your package as a fun surprise for the buyer.
  2. Draw doodles on the package for a nice touch.

Drop off Tips: Options to Ship it!

  1. Let USPS come to you: You can schedule a pickup with USPS using this link, and USPS will come to you! 
  2. Drop off at the post office: Leave your package with a clerk inside USPS, and be sure to get a receipt for your records!
  3. Use a blue USPS drop box: Drop your package in any USPS dropbox near you! (This option can sometimes come with increased delays, so try the options above first if you can! Be sure to snap a quick pic of the info on the drop box too!) 

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Tips for Selling Clothes on Curtsy: Seller Spotlight Edition

As part of our SELL-ebration 🎉 we’re shining a spotlight on sellers living their best life on Curtsy. Scroll for tips on selling clothes on Curtsy from sellers just like you.

  • Earnings: $1,500+
  • Tell me a little about yourself! 
    I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with my degree in Health & Exercise Science. I am a Medical Sales Rep & I have my Personal Training certification. I love traveling, staying active, & experiencing new things. I am currently training to run my first half marathon.
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love that the Curtsy Community empowers women through sustainable fashion. Curtsy allows women to have a platform where they feel comfortable to buy & sell their items.
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    Traveling & new adventures!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    Take detailed pictures that highlight the features of the item you’re trying to sell & make sure you have clear & concise descriptions. Don’t forget to engage in active communication with buyers & be willing to negotiate. This way you can clear out your closet & free up your finances for what you’re really wanting!

See Hannah’s closet >

  • Earnings: $1,500+
  • Tell me a little about yourself! 
    Hi, I’m Megan and I’m 17 years old. I joined Curtsy in 2020 and absolutely love the app! 
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love that all the people on the app are so nice and friendly and aren’t afraid to ask questions or answer them!
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I am currently saving up for college with my earnings 🙂
  • What is your top seller tip?
    My top seller tip is to make sure you are taking great pictures of your items!

See Megan’s Closet >

  • Earnings: $500+
  • Tell me a little about yourself! 
    I’m a registered dietitian from Chicago living in Nashville right now! I love traveling, shopping, and trying new wines!
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love finding gems for the most amazing deals on Curtsy. I love knowing that I’m giving used clothes a second chance at life!
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I use my Curtsy money for new items in my closet! I love changing up my style.
  • What is your top seller tip?
    My top seller tip would be to take the best photos possible! Try on the item, take pics with good lighting, and style it! It helps buyers visualize wearing your items!

See Melissa’s Closet >

  • Earnings: $19+
  • Tell me a little about yourself! 
    Hello, my name is Andria! I am an Adventure Seeker & Conscious Thrifter. I love being outdoors just as much as I love a good vintage Jean jacket or flowy maxi dress 🤗 I discovered Curtsy on IG and immediately was drawn to the simplicity & quality of their app! I already actively sold clothing to my local thrift stores and thought this was a great way to offer my previously loved pieces to more used clothes enthusiasts! So far it’s been a great experience!
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love being apart of this community of badass, conscious women, with wicked fashion taste 😝 I highly recommend joining and having fun discovering all the fun ways you can style and list your items! 
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I’m looking to become more of a minimalist and hope to stock my clothes with only things I love. I’ve been eying and adding many things to my “liked” list which I plan to use some of my Curtsy earnings on!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    I personally enjoy using a lot of natural light if I can for close up shots of my items, and also use a photo app called Pixelcut to edit my images. Hope my tips help your reselling journey!

See Andria’s Closet >

  • Earnings: $500+
  • Tell me a little about yourself! 
    Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I’m a communications major studying at James Madison University. A fun fact about me is I love dogs, so much so I got a job working at a dog daycare.
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love online shopping, and Curtsy makes that easy and affordable! I first heard about Curtsy from a friend at college and since then I’ve bought and sold so many clothes. One of my favorite features about Curtsy is the ability to control your prices on clothes you sell, and making offers to sellers on their clothes.
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I’ve made a couple hundred dollars selling my clothes and it’s gone to buying from Curtsy and paying for some school items.
  • What is your top seller tip?
    A seller tip I would suggest is to be communicative with potential buyers. Good communication will increase the likelihood of the item being bought and the buyer coming back for more items!

See Katie’s Closet >


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Quick Guide to a Winter Closet Clean Out

Who says you have to save your big closet clean out until Spring? The sun is officially setting later each day, so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the burst of energy that comes with a bit of extra daylight! ✨

I have three easy steps you can follow to clean out your closet for this Winter season AND help you play your part in circular fashion* for years to come (*a sustainable approach to fashion where clothes are reused and recycled in endless amounts of ways, instead of throwing them away). ♻️

🔎 Figure out what’s already working

Imagine your closet as a place you can emerge from each day with a layer of armor that helps you take on the world  💪. I know that might seem impossible with a prom dress stuffed in the corner, or an old winter coat blocking the flared corduroy pants you just bought – but that’s all background noise for now! Time to take a deep breath and figure out what does work first. 

First, ask yourself how you want to look and feel this season, and set aside the basics and classics that’ll fulfill that vision 👁️‍🗨️. Now comes the fun part – what are some unique gems buried in your closet that will show the world your outfits are made for you and no one else? Set these aside too! (Need some help? Make a 2022 vision board).

The answers might come right away – but if they don’t, you can always keep mental notes over a week or two on the pieces you are drawn to/wear the most, and set those aside in your closet 💭

💚 Make your space sustainable

If anything is constant, it’s change, but creating a space where you can cycle through changes and evolve will help you stay grounded for the long run. To keep the closet clean out momentum going throughout the year (and the year after that 🤩), try setting aside an area for all things resell. This could be a section of your closet, a corner of a room, or even an attic space, where you go to decide what you want to donate, resell, and buy for yourself. You can set up some warm lighting, a full-length mirror to try out different looks (and model items to list on Curtsy! 📸), and a cozy chair or floor pillow to pack up your sales and browse for those hidden gems (bonus points if you call this your Curtsy Corner 😉).

💎 Thrift Your Dream Closet

At this point, you probably can’t wait to level up your winter wardrobe with key pieces – like the perfect pair of platform Converse to go with your distressed dad jeans. But after taking inventory of what works, note what’s desperately needed. Maybe you’re way more comfortable in oversized denim this year instead of bombers. 

Made it a goal to work out more? Why not treat yourself to Lululemon leggings in your favorite color? Or maybe you’ve picked up painting again and want a cute patterned bandana to keep your hair out of your eyes while you focus. Whichever items you end up thrifting, they’ll mean a lot to the person you’re working hard each day to become 🎇

By cleaning out the old and creating a closet space you want to keep going back to, you’ll turn sustainable fashion into a practice for life 🌍💙


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How to Sell Clothes on Curtsy: Seller Spotlight Edition

The Curtsy community is nothing without our sellers. As part of our SELL-ebration 🎉 we’re shining a spotlight on sellers living their best life on Curtsy and how they sell clothes online.

We love creating a space for you to just do you – whether that’s raking in high earnings as a pro seller or refreshing your closet by selling gently used quality clothes. Read on to meet a few Curtsy Babes, how much they’ve earned, tips on selling on the app, and peek into their Curtsy closets!

  • Earnings: $30,000+
  • Tell us a little about yourself!
    I currently live in Phoenix, Arizona where I love being outside!! Hiking and running are my favorite activities! Another of my fav hobbies is thrifting and finding hidden gems all around me! A lot of my closet is filled with pieces I find from all over!
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I love how the Curtsy community is filled with genuine people who are looking for a good deal! Everyone has a unique style that is brought together in one app! I also love how the founders and Curtsy team are so easy and helpful to work with! They always help solve problems in a matter of minutes!
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I guess I’m not really saving for anything! I just love using this app for fun money!!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    My top seller tip is to be consistent & active! I try to list or promote my page everyday!! I also like to interact with the potential buyers and answer any questions they may have!! Finally, getting good quality photos is a must!!


See Allison’s closet >

  • Earnings: $150+
  • Tell us a little about yourself!
    I’m 19 and currently a sophomore in college!! Been selling on Curtsy for almost a year now and I love it!
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    What I love about the Curtsy Community is that it’s unique and different from other selling brands. It makes selling so easy and convenient.
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for? 
    I just use my earnings for Starbucks (my new obsession) and any activities I do with my friends!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    My top seller tip is to sell using free shipping since it’s more likely to sell faster that way and to always promote the clothes so the likers can see them more often or get discounts!

See Vanessa’s closet > 

  • Earnings: $1,500+
  • Tell us a little about yourself! 
    My name is Haley but my besties call me hay hay! I’m a curly-haired, free-spirited lover of fashion, photos, and anything bright and colorful!
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
     I love that curtsy is so easy to browse through whether I’m looking for a certain brand, size and fit, or a trending style. Curtsy 100% helped me find my own fashion sense and it feels guilt free because it was pre-loved! I already loved thrifting before, but curtsy has such a curated inventory of hot-finds that it’s a no brainer for me!
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I obviously like buying clothes haha but I actually started a few years ago on curtsy selling and I’ve made over $1000 off my closet! I’m currently saving up my earnings for a trip I’m taking this spring to the Dominican Republic!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    I would recommend to anyone wanting to sell on curtsy to be as descriptive and transparent in your listings as you can! I’ve found that buyers need to be able to picture owning your item! Be personable!

See Haley’s closet >

  • Earnings: $5,000+
  • Tell us a little about yourself! 
    My name is Lauren, I’m 22, and I live in San Diego, California! I’m originally from North Carolina but moved here for the remainder of my fiancé’s military career.  I love coffee, fashion, & shopping sustainably. My goals are to get my degree in early childhood education and become a preschool teacher! 
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    My favorite thing about curtsy is the sense of community! I’ve met the kindest people here and even made great friends. I also love how easy and convenient it is to sell & make extra $$$!!!  It is the PERFECT side hustle and I’ve made close to six grand (!!!) in earnings! curtsy is also great for when you want a guilt free, inexpensive, online shopping experience. I always find name brand items at a fraction of the cost! 
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I use my earnings to help pay for my bills, groceries, or when I want to treat myself! ✨
  • What is your top seller tip?
    My biggest tip for sales is lighting & angles!!! good photos = more sales! the more pictures the better!!! I always like to take my pictures against a wall or a white blanket for a clean and simple background.  and make sure to leave a detailed description about the condition, size/fit, and material!

See Lauren’s closet >

  • Earnings: $3,000+
  • Tell us a little about yourself! 
    I am a senior program manager living in The Queen City with my boyfriend and puppies, Astra and Cooper. In my free time, I enjoy shopping (shocker), trying new restaurants around the city, and reading different crime novels.
  • What do you love about the Curtsy Community?
    I like the targeted audience of Curtsy compared to other re-seller communities. It’s really great seeing my buyers style my clothing in their own way and make new memories with their new pieces across the country.
  • Is there anything in particular you are using/saving up your Curtsy Earnings for?
    I am a recent homeowner and am in the process of buying new furniture for my rooftop deck!
  • What is your top seller tip?
    Include free shipping to your posts. What the buyer sees is what the price actually is. It makes for a much better experience for the buyer and seller especially when you are negotiating prices when shipping is already included in the price.

See Caroline’s closet >


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Pro Tips: Selling on Curtsy

Don’t you love the feeling of giving your clothes new life? And of course, earning some extra cash ain’t bad either. Selling on Curtsy is easy and you don’t have to be a pro to get that bread. But, it doesn’t hurt to see how the pros do it. 

Whether you’re just getting started or looking to glow up your Curtsy earnings – we’ve got a tip for you. Scroll along bestie to learn a thing or two from the pros about selling on Curtsy.

PHOTO TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: ✨Get lit✨ Great lighting helps your items stand out. Try snapping your photos near a window or lamp. 

✔️ Tip #2: *It’s all in the details* Snap your item from all sides, and go in for a closeup to show off the details of unique patterns or textures.

✔️ Tip #3: Post as many photos of the item as you can, cause on Curtsy there’s no such thing as TMI. Try to include at least one photo of the item IRL, a stock photo from the brand, and a closeup. 

WHAT TO LIST TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: 😍 Lululemon, Nike, Princess Polly, Free People, American Eagle, and Brandy Melville are just a few brands that are hot rn on Curtsy. 

✔️ Tip #2: BUT Curtsy Babes love discovering fresh brands and styles, so list what you love and we’ll love it too! 😍

✔️ Tip #3: Have an item in your closet perfect for the current szn? Keep the weather in mind and what trends shoppers are coveting. Follow us on social for major trend inspo. 

HOW TO PRICE TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: Don’t stress about the price being right. We got you! When you list, we’ll always show you a suggested listing price based on what similar items have sold for. Afraid of commitment? No pressure, you can always edit your price after posting. 

✔️ Tip #2: Offering free shipping helps make your goods irresistible to shoppers🏃💨

BOOST YOUR LISTING TIPS

✔️ Tip #1: If you want fresh eyes on your listing 👀 try dropping the price a few bucks or making private offers using the Promote button.

✔️ Tip #2: Maybe your photos could use a refresh! Add some snaps from different angles, a fully styled fit, or a stock photo of the item. Photo ideas: Share your style by using old IG photos of you in the item, plus flat lays or mirror shots are always 💯.

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Top Trends To Fall For 🍁

It seems like just yesterday we were planning our Hot Girl Summer and picking out the wildest bucket hat to go with our sunnies 😎. Don’t worry, you’re still hot as ever, but it’s time to trade in your cropped fits for cozy looks, because Summer is officially coming to an end. 

Don’t be too sad. With Fall comes its own fresh scents, dreamy vacations and fashion goals 🍂. That’s why we’re here to give you ideas on what to list or love on Curtsy to get you ready for the season. These Fall fashion trends are soon to be at the top of countless shopping lists.

1. Oversized Leather Jackets

Leather jackets are a wardrobe staple, but for Fall the motto is definitely the bigger, the better. We can’t get enough of the many shapes and styles to fit any mood. Maybe go for the trench for a little mystery or the bomber style for a little classic-cool? You get bonus points if your jacket makes you feel like a rebel who can conquer it all, even though we know you have a heart of gold 💛. 

2. Baguette Bags

If we learned anything from pandemic life, it’s that we don’t need much to get by. Grab your essentials, pack your baguette bag, throw it over your shoulder and go. A baguette is small, but the statement it makes is huge. Especially if it’s in luxe fabrics like suede or leather and creative shapes like the half moon or ruching.

3. Red

This trend will have everyone stopping in their tracks to obsess over your style. Red doesn’t just stand for love, it’s also for the passionate and bold. The color is a statement choice on its own, and when paired with eye-catching styles can bring an edge to any fit. Red is just the beginning of the major color story for Fall that is saturated hues like siren red and emerald green.

4. Cargo Pants

Utility is the name of the game. We owe cargo pants to the Y2K trend that we’re all still coveting. Complete the look with a fitted and flirty top to balance the loose silhouette of the pants.

5. Long Sleeve Sets

We saw sets crop up in summer and we get the feeling that they are here to stay. To get set for Fall, take your pick from long sleeve sets that can handle the cooler temps. Top your look with a fitted blazer or cardigan and finish off with coordinating pants or midi skirt.

Ready to trend? 💃🏻 List your Fall items on Curtsy now.


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Meet our Sellers!

It’s ✨Seller Week✨ here at Curtsy! This week, we are celebrating YOU, our wonderful community and celebrating how our amazing empowered gals are using Curtsy. Whether you’ve never sold before or have sold hundreds and thousands of items, we’re listing tips in the app & on our Instagram for some inspo. Stay tuned! But while you’re here, meet some of our amazing sellers:

<strong>Alex Kuchenbuch</strong>
Alex Kuchenbuch

💸 My Curtsy earnings: Over $15K!
💖 What I love about the Curtsy community: that everyone is so friendly & has a love for sustainable shopping just like me. My favorite thing about selling on Curtsy is I get to make relationships with people all around the country, which is something I never thought I would be able to do. 
🔥 Pro tips: I’ve had the most success selling items that are NWT (New With Tags) as well as trendy brands and clothing. 

PS. The Cardigan in my pic was a vintage find on Cursty! 🙌

<strong>Elyse Littleton</strong>
Elyse Littleton

💸 My Curtsy earnings: Over $1,600!
💖 What I love about the Curtsy community: I love connecting with members of the Curtsy community! Curtsy makes it so easy to meet other sellers and buyers by allowing an Instagram tab on your profile. Curtsy also has a super fun following on their Instagram, so you can connect with other girls who have similar styles as you, which also simplifies the buying/selling process! 
🔥 Pro tips: I’ve had really great success selling purses I no longer wear, as well as my old prom dresses! 

PS. I sold this cute set I’m wearing in my pic on Curtsy for $30!

<strong>Jordan Nagel</strong>
Jordan Nagel

💸 My Curtsy earnings: Over $2K!
💖 What I love about Curtsy: it’s so easy to buy and sell. You can modify filters and settings so that all clothes that pop up ate your style. Can be good or bad for my bank account! 
🔥 Pro tips: I have the most success selling things don’t go out of style such as sweatpants, sweatshirts, or anything name brand.

<strong>Jessica Morgan</strong>
Jessica Morgan

💸 My Curtsy earnings: about $2,000
💖 What I love about Curtsy: So easy to navigate compared to other platforms. Customer service is always helpful & quick to respond. Items are purchased quickly on the app since there’s people actively looking to buy.
🔥 Pro tips: Sweaters, sweatpants, & athletic clothes have been selling well

<strong>Lily Swantek</strong>
Lily Swantek

💸 My Curtsy earnings: roughly $1,800
💖 What I love about Curtsy: the low seller fees & ease of shipment process. My favorite thing about the community is the already close-knit bond between the social media team and us stylists — it truly is a strong community of like-minded people!
🔥 Pro tips: I’ve sold a ton of Urban Outfitters and Free People, which I’ve been able to take my earnings and “trade” them in for new pieces for myself! My style is ever evolving, so it’s refreshing to see my old pieces being sold to a new home in exchange for new pieces!

<strong>Jensen Hodecker</strong>
Jensen Hodecker

💸 My Curtsy earnings: roughly $1,100
💖 What I love about Curtsy: how user friendly it is. It is laid out in the best way possible to maximize both selling and buying. Even when I did have questions at first when I started out Curtsy support was always there to help
🔥 Pro tips: Popular brands such as Zara, Princess Polly, Urban Outfitters, etc. 

PS. I was obsessed with this Sunday Muse set I got off Curtsy! I even wore it to my 21st birthday trip to Nashville.

<strong>Carley Mittag</strong>
Carley Mittag

💸 My Curtsy earnings: about $1,300
💖 What I love about Curtsy: First off, it’s so easy to do. I love taking pictures of my items and I like to have a variety of pictures. I think about what picture I would want to see if I was buying it. I also love that it suggests a price based on the item. I love the Curtsy community, all the girls on their are so nice and helpful!!
🔥 Pro tips: I have sold a lot of shorts, shirts, bikinis, and shoes!

We’ll be adding more Curtsy sellers throughout this week & beyond. 😻


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