The first thing you need is items to consign. You can start with your own closet, of course. But eventually, you may need to source items elsewhere. You can find those at yard sales, thrift stores, or from friends and family.
To start your consigning business, think about what kinds of items you want to resell. Will you focus on something specific, like maternity clothes or luxury handbags; or do you want your site to be more general? You can start with one niche and expand as your resale business grows.
To get your online thrift store up and running, you need to use a sales platform or create your own website.
You can choose either an all-in-one platform or set up a WordPress site plus a payment platform. People also have success in setting up Instagram accounts to list clothes for sale and receiving payments through PayPal.
You can also use well-known apps to sell your items. Poshmark and Mercari are great, but they’ll take a portion of your sales. If you decide to list your items on Instagram and bill via PayPal, you’ll likely have to pay PayPal fees.
Pick whatever platform is the simplest for you. You can always change later if you need to.