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I’m always looking for ways to save money and to reduce, reuse and recycle. Last week I received an invitation to become a founding member of thredUP kids, and wanted to extend the invitation to all of my readers.
What is thredUP kids? It’s a convenient and affordable way to exchange children’s clothing online. The community is still in pre-launch and will be live this month.
If you’re looking for an easy way to trade the gently worn clothes your child has outgrown for clothes in their new size, check out thredUP kids.
Here’s how the thredUP kids community works:
- Similar to Netflix, thredUP allows you to browse and choose boxes of clothes you’d like to receive. For example, you may be looking for a box of summer clothes for your 3 year old, some cute dresses for your infant or a range of clothes for your 7 year old.
- Then like eBay, you can build and upload virtual boxes of clothes (10+ items per box) that you are looking to swap with other members. You don’t need to upload pictures or a detailed description… just provide a simple overview of your box of gently worn items (e.g. Size 2T, Boys, Pants & Jeans, Children’s Place, Gymboree & Gap).
- Finally, like StubHub, thredUP enables and manages the exchange. Their marketplace facilitates exact matches, ensures quality and remedies the lack of coordination that is often a challenge in offline clothing swaps. They never take possession of the clothing, as thredUP is strictly peer-to-peer. All you have to do is pay for your swap online and thredUP will send you empty boxes to ship off your items. You never even have to take a trip to the post office.
Not interested in swapping? You can also simply buy or sell children’s clothing on thredUP as well.