If you love sneakers and streetwear, then you know that one of the best places to buy and sell is StockX. For those who love to engage in bidding wars, it’s even better.
But if you’re new to selling brand new premium shoes and accessories online, you might not be sure exactly how StockX works.
Specifically, how do you add a pair of sneakers or any other item to your StockX account? The website makes selling simple overall. But let’s go into details and see what you can expect when selling on StockX.
How Does It All Work?
Of course, the best way to guide you through the process of adding an item on StockX is with an example.
StockX considers unworn, brand-new sneakers to be in deadstock condition. If you’re ready to sell such a pair on the site, these are the steps you need to take:
- Go to StockX and create a free account. You’ll need to provide your details, including your email address, payment method, and location. You’ll also be required to verify your email address. Or you won’t be able to bid on StockX.
- Once you have your account set up, it’s time to add your sneakers. In the search bar at the top of the screen, enter the brand and model of your sneakers.
- When your sneakers appear, just click on them and you’ll be redirected to another page.
- You’ll get to choose the size of the sneakers and proceed with adding your item.
- You can choose to either “Sell” at the highest bid or set your own ask and wait for it to get struck.
If you choose to sell your sneakers at the highest bid available, you’ll be prompted to verify the sale and make sure all the information is in order.
It’s important to remember that when you’re adding an item on StockX, be careful not to mix up child sizes with adult sizes. On the screen, the sneakers might look very similar, so StockX will ask you to double-check.
Is StockX Doing Item Appraisals?
The “View All Bids” and “View All Asks” are features on StockX that make it easier for you to assess the value of your item.
While there might be a wide range of bids and asks for one item, the realistic price range is fairly obvious in most cases.
On the other hand, you can also look up past sales data. This is almost like the old Orion Blue Book for various categories of consumer goods (musical instruments, audio equipment, etc.). Records of past sales can give you an idea of how much your items are worth.
It’s as close to an appraisal service as you’re going to find on StockX.
What to Do When StockX Doesn’t Have Images of Your Item?
If you’re selling sneakers, the odds are you won’t have any issues finding the brand and model in the site’s catalog.
All items in the catalog will have corresponding images, so you don’t have to actually take photos of your sneakers.
However, there’s a chance that images aren’t readily available. In this case, you can just add your own images when you’re listing an item.
You just need to follow StockX’s guidelines for photo submissions. For example, clothing items must have a white background. They also have to be laid flat with the sleeves clearly visible.
While you can use Photoshop to get the white background, you wouldn’t want to enhance the actual item in any way. If you’re selling hats and beanies, make sure that there are no folds and they are at a 45-degree angle to the left.
For accessories like bags that come in all shapes and sizes, you’re advised to use your best judgment. If StockX accepts your photo, they’ll be added to the listing.
What Is a StockX Portfolio?
When you create your free StockX account, you’ll notice “Portfolio” at the top of your navigation bar
Since StockX fancies to work like a stock exchange, your portfolio is simply your holding. Basically, it contains items that you’ve added to your StockX portfolio. It’s not unlike your portfolio of stocks owned when you log into your brokerage account, except that those are real.
In contrast, your StockX portfolio can be make-believe. You don’t actually have to own or have possession of the items to add them to your StockX portfolio. (If you wish, you can later share your portfolio with friends and pretend that you actually own all the items in the portfolio).
Add Your Items and Make Money on StockX
When you use StockX to sell your items, the commission and processing fees go down with your sales volume or cumulative amount. StockX encourages you to make money on the site and provides trusted authentication services to help convince buyers.
Adding items on StockX is straightforward enough and shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes. That’s unless you run into missing images, in which case you can add the photos yourself.
What’s your experience buying or selling on StockX? Give your most brutally honest take in the comments section below.