If you’re interested in decluttering and reclaiming your fabric life, we’ve got a quick and easy way to remember the steps to a successful destash. We call them the 6 P’s of destashing, and they’re a fun way to get your no-longer wanted fabric into the hands of somebody that will love it and give it a second life!
The 6 “P’s” of Destashing
Step one is to take photographs of the fabric that you are planning to sell. We have lots of tips for taking good photos here and here. The most important part of photographing your fabric is that it is done in a well-lit space that accurately depicts the fabric that you are selling.
The next step is to provide a description of your fabric. This is where you can infuse your listing with as much or as little personality as you’d like! Be you, and tell the story of your fabric so that a buyer will want to purchase it! Let potential customers know if there are any irregularities, whether or not it is from a pet-free or smoke-free home, and of course, what the dimensions are of the fabric you are selling.
Pricing can be tricky for some sellers, but we recommend taking your own needs into consideration when pricing a fabric to sell.
That’s because pricing fabric to sell is both an art and a science. Your fabric is only worth as much as someone will pay for it. It doesn’t matter how much you purchased it for, how much you saw it sell for last year, or how much you love it. If people are not offering to buy it, then you probably priced it too high. But it’s easy to get new attention on your listings if you drop the price.
It’s up to you to assess how comfortable you are with waiting out the process. If you’re more interested in cleaning up and clearing out, lowering your price might be the better option. But if you’re in no rush, then you have the luxury of waiting for the perfect buyer to come along! Wait it out and see what happens. You can always lower your price later.
Social media is a great way to promote your destash sale! Grab this button to use on Instagram to let people know that you have items listed on the site! We are here to help you have a successful destash! We curate the “Hand Picked” front page of the FeelGood Fibers marketplace with your listings to highlight them for shoppers. In addition, we share well-photographed listings on our Instagram stories, in our newsletter and on Facebook.
Looking for a way to have your destash PopUp stand out and get some extra attention? You can now promote your shop in our “PopUp Shops Worth Exploring” on the FeelGood Fibers homepage! When you promote with FeelGood Fibers, your PopUp will be featured for an entire week (Monday – Sunday). Anytime during that week, when a fabric lover comes to browse, they will see your shop on the FeelGood Fibers homepage and be linked directly to your listings! Click here to learn more.
Packing up your destashed fabric can be as simple or special as you’d like it to be! We suggest starting by printing out the packing slip, which can be found in your shop dashboard.
Go to Store Manager> Orders> and click on the icon with a “P”. This is your packing slip, which you will include in your package when you ship. On the packing slip, you can write a note to your fabric’s new owner. We like “Thanks for giving my fabric a new home” or something like that! You can tie it all up with a fabric scrap bow or keep it minimalist. It’s completely up to you!
We expect sellers to ship within 1-3 days of receiving an order. We understand that this might not be possible sometimes. In that case, we ask that you please email us and your buyer to let them know the status of the order.
Once you’ve shipped your order, head to your Store Manager. Click on Orders. Next to the order that you have shipped, you will see an icon of a truck. Once you click the icon, your order will be marked as shipped in the FeelGood Fibers system and your payment can be released. Please note, we release all payments manually, so please be patient if you don’t receive it right away. But you should receive a payment within 24 hours of shipping.
To add tracking information, when you mark an item as shipped, you will arrive at a new screen that says “Mark item(s) as shipped and provide tracking information”. Adjacent to this will be a blue truck icon. Click the icon and enter your tracking information here.
That’s all there is to it! Just remember the 6 “P’s” and your destash will be a breeze! Ready to shop for some new fabric? Click the button below to shop!