Vinted Photo Tips

Hi guys, I've been getting a lot of questions about my photos so just want to share the wealth! Let me know if you have any additional questions. 

The first thing people see when they’re in the catalogue or feed, are the cover photos for your listings. You want to make sure that these are eye catching and draw the user’s attention. A clean polished look entices users to click on the product and maybe even click to your closet page. As a long time seller, I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t work so here are some tips to help up your photo game on Vinted!

Clean Background 

Use a solid colored wall as your background. The less distractions the better so that your product is the main focus. I use a pushpin and hang my clothes up a white wall. If you can’t pin your walls, use a mannequin or a solid colored floor.

Use a Nicer Camera
This process may take longer, but your photos will look very professional. I use a Canon t3i DSLR, so my photos come out clearer and brighter when compared to a photo taken on my phone.

Don’t Use Flash
When you use flash, it tends to change the color of the product. Make your photos brighter using a photo app on your phone or computer.

Portrait, Not Landscape
Vinted cover photos are in portrait mode, meaning vertical orientation. Make sure you take your photos in this shape or else they’ll crop your landscape photos.

Natural daylight is always the best lighting, but if you only have time to take photos at night or your room doesn’t get light in the afternoon, buy some extra lamps and light bulbs that imitate sunlight.

The Product
Make sure your first photo has the item in the full frame, do not cut anything off. The front of the clothing should be your cover photo, and the rest of the photos should be detail shots. Take advantage of all five photo slots. The more photos you have on your listing, the higher chance of getting a sale! Your buyer will know exactly what they’re buying. I usually do a front facing, back facing, material close up, and two additional detail shots, or a model pic.

4 Steps to Get an Influenster VoxBox

In today’s world social media is so powerful. We are all influencers no matter how high our follower count is. Want to blog in exchange for free stuff? A little over a year ago I signed up for Influenster because I saw that a ton of bloggers were getting boxes full of free promotional products! If this interests you, try out these easy steps to increase your chances of getting a VoxBox

1. Make an Influenster Account 
If you haven’t done this yet, you’ll need an account to do all the below steps. Click here to make an account, and make sure you upload a profile picture and update your bio.

2. Connect your social media accounts
This step is super important! By connecting your accounts this determines your Impact Score. The higher your score, the higher your chances of getting a VoxBox! Your impact score reflects how many followers you have, how active you are on each platform, how influential you are (referrals), and how helpful your reviews are.

3. Check out your snaps
Snaps are simple survey questions that can qualify you for an upcoming Voxbox. While completing them does not guarantee a spot, it helps determine if you’re a perfect fit. You’ll know if you get a Voxbox if they send you a Pre-Voxbox Survey through your email.

4. Review, review, review to unlock badges
It’s very important to be active on Influenster. By reviewing, asking questions, and uploading photos, you earn points towards different badges. By unlocking certain categories/badges this bumps you up to the top of the list. It shows that you are an expert in that product line which gives you a better chance at being chosen for a voxbox. Influenster is testing to see if you have potential to become a social influencer.

Clash Cases | Shop Review

In a sea of new iphones and androids, one way to stand out is by putting on a unique printed phone case. There are so many to choose from like phone wallets, leather, otter boxes, or even those indestructible metal (intense) cases. One of the new styles I’ve recently tried is a transparent case with beautiful design printed on the back. I came across Clash Cases on Etsy , a store filled with pretty transparent design cases. They have every Tumblr trend ever imagined, and their cases are definitely insta-worthy!

When I opened my package (shipped quick) I instantly fell in love! I chose the tropical case, since I miss Maui and love anything with palm leaves and pineapples. I also got a case of a crescent moon with henna design surrounding it. It was easy to snap on and remove. The printing is very high quality and the colors are rich, they look just as they are listed on their storefront. The cases are made of thin clear plastic, so it adds protection from scratches without the bulk. This is your chance to show off what color iPhone you got, especially those who waited so long for their pretty Rose Gold Iphone 6s’.

Here are my boyfriend's cases. They have a ton of designs for your man too! They make a great gift :D Each case is only $15! And you have the option of getting one piece or two, which adds layer of protection to the front of the phone. Check out Clash Cases now! And get 1% cash back on all Etsy purchases when you shop with Click this to make an account.

Vinted Selling Guide + Tips

I’ve finally hit my $1000 payout on Vinted! To be honest, I am a dangerous combination of a clothes hoarder and shopaholic. There have been many days where I’ve stared at my closet, thinking “I have nothing to wear” or “I need new clothes...again”. If you’re like me, you get over certain styles pretty fast, and sometimes you just leave them in your closet never to be seen again! Vinted has helped get rid of all my old clothes that have been sitting in my closet for years. Who knew I had a closet full of unused cash! Over the past 6 months on Vinted, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. Everyone wants to be a successful seller on Vinted, whether it be just to clean out your closet, or become a small business. Here are some tips I’ve put together on how to achieve that.
Photos: They’re the first thing people see on your profile, in the catalogue, or in the forums. I suggest using a light clean background (preferably white) and great natural lighting. Focus only on the item you’re trying to sell, the less distractions in a photo, the better. Get some closeups and take pictures of the back. If there are flaws make sure you take photos of that too. Keep your closet photos consistent. For me I like hanging my clothing up. Luckily Vinted gave me a super cute hanger for my photos, but you can get creative and upcycle some of your own! Pinterest has a ton of hanger diy tutorials. I used to take pictures with my phone, but I invested in a high quality point and shoot camera that takes clear and crisp photos. You can tell the difference when you look at your closet as a whole.
Inventory: Make sure you have quality items in your closet. If you have destroyed/trashy looking items people might be turned off, so decide whether it’s better to just donate your item instead of wasting time listing it. Also if you list more items, you’ll come up more in the catalogue, which will lead to more clicks to your profile page. Make sure you utilize that description box!
Pricing: You are free to price your items however you want, but please remember since some of your items are used they have already lost some value. Keep your prices reasonable and be open to offers.
Packaging: Give people reasons to leave you positive feedback. I like getting crafty and reusing paper goods to package my orders. I mean everyone loves mail day, and it’s even better when your order is presented well. I usually wrap things in tissue paper, tie it up with a pretty ribbon, and add a small hang tag that says thanks and letting them know its from vinted. I also add in a handwritten thank you note, so the transaction is personal, and so the customer feels appreciated.
Shipping: I use a small weighing scale to figure out which shipping option to use. By getting an accurate weight there won’t be any mistakes in choosing a shipping size. This avoids you or the buyer having to pay for extra postage. For first class I suggest investing in poly mailer envelopes (cheap, lightweight, and has adhesive on it), I usually get them in two different sizes (6”x9” and 10”x13”) from amazon. I know some people like using the colorful pretty ones with patterns on them, but I choose to use the plain light gray ones so they don’t attract too much attention. For medium and large shipping use free priority envelopes and boxes that usps has on their website or at their post offices! This way you save money for your first class shipping. Ship out as soon as possible, nothing’s worse than not knowing where your package is. Let the buyer know if there is a delay on your end.
Customer Service: Interact with your customers, answer when asked. Always have a conversation instead of just dropping one worded answers. People will note how nice you were when they leave some feedback! Respond as soon as possible, it lets people know that you are serious about selling to them, and the longer a customer waits, there's a higher chance they will change their mind and not buy. If they ask for you to model the item, take the opportunity and make an #ootd out of it! (see #8) Also explain how it fits on you and your height/normal size. Once you rack in the feedback, sales will come!
Socialize & Network: Talk on the Forums, make yourself known throughout the Vinted community, have pics that make people click on your name. This will increase traffic to your closet and you’ll have a higher chance of people following you. I really love the Forums aspect of Vinted, you get real answers from real people, and there's an endless amount of topics you can talk about.
Marketing: I strongly recommend using other social media outlets to advertise your Vinted closet. It raises awareness amongst friends that haven’t used the site before. For me I like creating #ootd with items that I'm selling, and posting them on Instagram, Facebook, and my blog. In the caption I include my referral link and say if people sign up with it they can receive a $5 voucher to buy this specific item! and it has worked very well for me so far. Always hashtag with relevant tags and also include vinted specific hashtags (#vinted #vintedtreasures #fromvintedwithlove)
Those are my top tips! Please message me or comment with any questions, I’d love to help.
♡ Your fellow Vintie,