If someone asked me a few months ago about having a ReSelling Thrift Niche I probably wouldn't have thought much about it. I find that in this day and age of ReSelling, having a large variety of items to ReSell is what can make us successful. What I didn't realize for me is that by selling too much of everything would cause me to freeze up and not sell much of anything.
As of today I am a niche seller. I sell media which consists of books, DVD's, CD's and VHS tapes which I sell mostly on Amazon. I also sell vintage kitchen wares on Etsy. I'm also excited to report that I had my first Etsy sale yesterday when I sold these two sweet Mod chickens.
I need this narrow focus of concentrating on two niches. Even within my kitchen wares I'm really only sticking with items of very high quality or unique in design or just so kitschy that I love the piece.
When I was taking this photograph yesterday, I found myself enjoying ReSelling again. I found the process of photography and writing up descriptions fun. The pressure has been removed because instead of having 25 boxes of inventory to list, I have 3 banker boxes of kitchen items that are heading to Etsy.
If you have a similar situation where you tend to buy everything and you find yourself facing boxes of unlisted & unresearched inventory week after week, then finding a niche may be something to think about and even try.
Here are some niches that you might consider:
- vintage magazine ads
- Hollywood Regency
- Mid Century Modern
- Vintage Ephemera
- Vintage toys
- Vintage Tools & Signs (think American Pickers)
- Children's Clothing
- Women's Clothing & Shoes
- Vintage Christmas
The thing about finding your ReSelling Thrift Niche is to make sure that you love what you are selling. When I first became a bookseller I was in heaven. I have loved books since I was a toddler and only survived high school by reading non-stop for four years. I too love the kitchen and especially love Mid Century Modern and Design.
Do you have a ReSelling Niche already? Do you have one that you want to start selling?