Where Can I Buy Wholesale Second Hand Designer Goods In The UK | Dropship Luxury Goods In The UK

This is a very interesting question and an area of the second hand market that is yet to be fully realised. There are a few places that one can buy second hand designer goods at wholesale prices, but like finding “new” wholesalers these relationships and companies are a closely guarded secret in the inner circle of the luxury B2B resale market. A quick Google will throw up a huge number of websites that sell fake goods and unless you have the time and knowledge to sift through hundreds of, let's speak plainly, “dodgy” listings it really is a fruitless task. 

The other difficulty is that following Brexit and a rather frustratingly large import tax from all areas of the globe finding suppliers outside of the UK where most of these types of companies exist (read Europe and Asia) has meant large tariffs that eat away at already tight margins.  

It was for this reason that Sign of the Times decided to buck the trend and offer both regular retail companies and designer resale companies alike the opportunity to purchase second hand designer goods at wholesale prices or via dropship in the UK. Resulting in quick shipping times, zero tariffs and amazing British customer service. SOTT is the go to for your B2B second hand designer needs.

Let us dive a little deeper into the difference between the two options: drop shipping second hand designer goods vs wholesaling to see which is preferable.

How Does Wholesale Second Hand Designer Work?

Similarly to purchasing new goods at wholesale prices your purchasing capability will determine the sort of discounts you will be able achieve. SOTT has the heritage of a 35 year old company but is powered by a powerful tech engine enabling wholesale partnerships and bulk buy discounts to certain clientele. This means that there is no need to wait for a human to place your order. Simply find the pieces you know your clients will like and purchase them. With a low minimum order of just five pieces it enables a lot of smaller dress agencies to get going without having to find those initial clients.

Who Is Second Hand Designer Wholesale For?

Firstly, this option is perfect for companies within the sector to source pieces for their current clients. Often a customer will ask for something that is not in their current stock and to be able to source it from a large catalogue of preowned designer pieces means a happy client. Secondly, it is a fantastic option for new resellers to dip their toes into the market. It is often difficult to find stock at first so to be able to wholesale some exceptional pieces is a very interesting opportunity.

What Is Dropshipping?

Dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn't keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product using the dropshipping model, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer.

Can I Dropship Second Hand Designer Goods?

There are very few companies that offer the drop shipping of second designer goods however SOTT is one of them. SOTT has various technical capabilities which means you can publish their goods to your website and they will ship directly to your customer following purchase. Alternatively, they can also ship to you directly should you wish to package the goods a certain way.

Who Is Dropshipping Second Hand Designer Goods For?

The drop shipping model for second hand designer goods is for a couple of different types of client. Firstly, it is for larger companies who are looking to outsource their sustainability offerings to a third party. It is appealing to “regular” retailers selling new items as it means they can increase their sustainability credentials by selling preowned without having to understand or undertake the huge task of handling, photographing and shipping every single item. In a nut shell it allows them to make money from the booming resale market without having to be involved in its intricacies. It is a simple and sustainable “add on” to their current offering.

Secondly, the second hand designer dropshipping option allows for larger resellers and marketplaces to increase the amount of product on their site and they can trust that their onward customers are going to be happy with the service that they receive.

The great thing about SOTT is that we are committed to making sure you as the wholesale customer are fully satisfied. From the way we shoot product to our descriptions and delivery times (same day in London!) we would be delighted to do what we can to make sure you and your customers are happy.

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