thredUP


My online consignment shop that I love so much has gone out of business, but I’ve recently stumbled upon something else, called “thredUP”.

This is a site where you can list your gently used child’s clothing and purchase gently used children’s clothing in return.  Everything is shipped and received in a medium sized flat-rate USPS box (stuffed to the gills).  And you can order your medium sized flat-rate boxes from the post office website for free and they get sent directly to you.  How easy is that.

You take time to list the contents of your box, sizes, type of clothing, name brand, color, etc… and wait for someone to pick it.  When your box is picked, you ship it out and then get rated.  You do not receive any money for your items.  It’s a straight “trade” for a trade.  You also do not pay to ship your items (as thredUP has you print out a pre-paid label to put on your box).

You can pick a box out first (to try it out), but have to list a box (or multiple boxes) and have someone pick one of your boxes before you’re able to purchase another box (I do like these guidelines).

It’s a pretty cool concept.  Thought I would share it with everyone.

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5 Comments

  1. great idea – thanks for the info!

    Danielle H

    May 17 at 11:34 pm

  2. Very cool. Is it ONLY children’s clothes? Do you know what sizes they go to? Do you post pics of the clothes or merely describe them?

    Mary

    May 18 at 3:48 pm

  3. They do have one for adult clothing (http://shirts.thredup.com/). The kids sizes go way up (size 20). The only thing I hate is that you don’t post pictures, but there are descriptions listed and name brands. They don’t show pictures on purpose (saves people time with listing and it adds the element of surprise they say). The clothes are all suppose to be new or like new and you do rate people (like eBay).

    jan

    May 18 at 4:34 pm

  4. What a wonderful concept! I’m anxious to hear if you try it and how much you like it!!

    Rita

    May 19 at 9:57 am

  5. [...] Back in May, I posted about an online clothing swap called, thredUP.  Last month thredUP contacted me and asked if I would be interested in being on TV or in the newspaper, answering questions about their website and what they’re all about.  While this is not my thing…to be “public”, I do enjoy this website and what it offers for me and others, so I was more than happy to “toot their horn” for them. [...]

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