An exciting time for high school students across the country is the prom season. Selling used prom dresses is a way to earn extra money.
Analyze the used prom dress you wish to sell. A used prom dress won't have original tags and packaging and it shouldn't have holes and stains. Ensure that each dress is in the best possible condition before displaying it in front of potential buyers. Take each dress to the dry cleaner's or an alteration shop to repair minor blemishes. This is important if you want top dollar for the dress. Though used prom dresses with damages can be sold, you'll need to price them accordingly.
1. Write detailed size, style and wear information for each dress. Photograph each dress for quick previewing. Allowing buyers to inspect the dresses in person will help prevent dresses from being stained by unnecessary handling.
2. As the styles and popularity change every season, price each dress according to current trends. Don't expect a high price for a dress that was trendy years ago. Try to inspect the prices of this season's hottest dresses. Designer price tags on used prom dresses probably won't generate any buyer interest.
3. Improve the deal with accessories and discounts. You can offer items such as shoes, jewelry and purses with the dress purchase. Services such as hair styling or makeup styling are another way for increased sales. Extra savings for purchasing multiple dresses can appeal to mothers with many high school daughters.
4. You can make targeted appeals to parents and high school students to get the dresses sold. Exchange alteration referrals for advertisement space. Market the prom dresses for use on occasions such as balls and conventions. Using a popular high school student to spread about your dresses could increase your sales for the upcoming year.
Avoid too high pricing your used prom dresses, as there are many discount stores that offer new prom dresses for reduced rates.