We all have those lightly used items or those that we swore we were saving for “that one special occasion,” well Danielle Freedman turned that into an opportunity. Danielle has been a B-Stock reseller for two and a half years now. On top of that, she works full-time for her family’s medical practice. Danielle’s introduction to the reselling world started small—by trying to get rid of her own stuff. After her new baby, she decided to put up some of the more expensive items on local sites.
Small beginnings in January 2020 turn into a registered business. Today, Danielle specializes in reselling luxury handbags. Her small business has evolved into a part-time job that pays for both her children’s private school. Fortunately, private school has allowed her not to have to homeschool during the pandemic. Danielle can proudly say, “I didn’t ask for help from anybody but I was able to use that money [from reselling] and make it happen. Me, myself, and I.”
We chatted with Danielle to hear more about her resale business, Joys of Shopping Smart. Kicking off our Reseller Community Spotlight: Meet Danielle!
Q: What is your favorite part of this business?
I get to shop for fun and actually buy stuff. It’s a lot of fun to be able to go and do some research and see what is selling. The joy of the find—when you find something you know someone else will buy and you’ll make money on it. It’s a little bit of an adrenaline rush!
Q: What is your least favorite part of this business?
Keeping track of the inventory—organization. Keeping track of what you paid for items and what you’ve sold them for. And also, finding storage space because it’s run out of my house. It’s always a challenge figuring out how to reorganize.
Q: What has been the strangest thing you received/unboxed?
One time I bought a lot of purses and when I opened up one of the purses, I found a bag of old movie tickets and some questionable paraphernalia in it. We’ll leave it at that.
Q: How has B-Stock helped you/ your business?
What’s really nice is that a lot of the lots come nicely diversified. I’ve been able to explore other areas unintentionally in some ways. For example, when I bought a lot from you guys it came with Mont Blanc pens. I would have never thought to sell those, but I was able to flip those and flip those really quickly. It opened my eyes to other areas and that maybe I should look into certain brands that I would never have thought to look at.
Q: Do you/would you consider specializing in a specific type of merchandise?
I think it’s better to focus on your niche and what you know. For me, I like handbags and jewelry. I tend to stick within that realm because I know a lot about those categories. It would be too difficult to try and sell everything. If the opportunity presented itself, [to try a different category] it definitely gives me an education on what is selling in those categories.
Q: What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to other people looking to become small business owners?
In my experience, it has not been worth getting certain things professionally fixed… I was rarely able to get enough money out of it to make it worth it. If you’re going to buy damaged stuff be prepared to sell it as damaged unless you have the ability to fix them in your own time.
Q: What do you see for the future of your business?
Eventually, my goal would be to expand this so that it becomes a full-time career in the future.
Danielle’s business, Joys of Shopping Smart, is based out of Las Vegas, NV. You can find most of her luxury handbags and jewelry by checking out her Poshmark Closet!
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