The Shoe Snob Marketplace is gaining traction. More and more people are getting their shoes on there and we even have a few brands participating, one of them being Carlos Santos with a whole range of shoes. JM Legazel also has a few interesting one-off’s on there too.
Some feedback that I have though is for the sellers and potential sellers. I see lots of people adding shoes but not a ton of sales and the reason being that people are simply listing their used shoes at too high of a price. Shoes are like cars. The second they leave the shop, they automatically lose about 40% of their value. Therefore even if you are selling brand new shoes on here, but you are not the actual brand of the shoes, people won’t value purchasing from you as they would the actual brand or retail shop that sells the shoes. This is simply our psychology as humans.
Therefore, what I recommend to all of you that wish to sell your shoes is to lower your prices. You must accept that you will almost never get what you truly desire when selling a used pair of shoes. For a used shoe (and of course, this has many variables to it that affect price), you should be looking to get ¼ or ⅓ of the retail price if worn more than 3 times. Worn once lightly can probably get you 50% of retail. Of course, the more you additions you have i.e. shoe trees, toe taps etc, the more likely you will get a higher price for your shoes. And the better you present them in photos is also something that will make them more desirable to a potential buyer.
Everyone has shoes that they do not want. Polish them up, take pictures in the daylight (i.e. outside) and get them listed for a reasonable price on The Shoe Snob Marketplace. And you will sell them!!
To all existing sellers, get on the site and lower your prices if they are looking high. Trust me. It will help.
****For Prices shown in these pictures, this is the price if you are based in NYC as this was showing me the price as if I was the buyer (which included shipping and NYC taxation). Prices adjust based on your location and can either be higher or lower depending on shipping/tax prices****