This post brought to you by Swap.com – Kids’ Consignment. All opinions are 100% mine.
Out of cash or want more spending money? Check out the barter system, like you have never seen it before! It’s Swap.com. Originally it all began back in 2004 under the name Swaptree. In August of 2012, it was acquired by Netcycler Inc, an international company based in Finland. Currently they operated swapping services in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany, and Finland. The US service is focused on those who want to buy and sell kids’ items such as clothes for kids, toys, sporting equipment, and children’s accessories. DVD’s and Books can also be traded for adults here as well.
So whatever happened to the system of bartering? It was replaced long ago by currency. In today’s tough economic times, everyone doesn’t always have money to spend, but most everyone has something to trade. I will give you an example, when I was going to college I was a hair stylist. I would trade haircuts for movie tickets, food, and sometimes I would have students type my papers for me. It was a great way for me to save money and still be able to enjoy certain things! Swap.com is the same principle.
They have well over 50,000 items listed in their inventory. Today, they are the largest online children’s consignment store in the US. They have been growing since their launch in the US a year ago. Each month they have seen a 35% increase in growth this year alone. With the amount of inventory they carry, searchers can find children’s clothes from major retailers in just about any size. One buyer may find over 100 different shirts from Gymboree in sizes that will fit a 5 year old child or pants from Baby Gap in sizes 12 to 24 months. With more than 10,000 products being added on a monthly basis, it will be easier than ever for customers to find the items they are searching for. The most important thing for Swap.com customers is Low prices, selection, and speedy delivery! Currently, Swap.com is working to accommodate their fast growth by expanding their fulfillment center that is located in Addison, Illinois to a new facility that is 100,000 square feet.
Busy parents LOVE Swap.com because it offers them a way to sell, swap, and purchase items for their children. It’s very easy to do! When customers have items they want to make available, they box them up and ship them with the provided UPS shipping slips directly to Swap.com. Next, the staff at Swap.com will then take photos of the items and list them on the account of the customer. Once that is completed, the customer is able to set the terms for the item and when the item is sold, the customer will receive the majority of the proceeds. The items are shipped within one business day. Sellers are happy because the items they have listed move really fast and buyers are happy because it is so easy to find what they are looking for. Everybody wins!
There are all kinds of items that are featured on Swap.com – Kids’ Consignmentsuch as baby and children’s clothes, gear for babies, games, toys, video games, and movies. For new mom’s they even have a selection of maternity clothing. In the model of online consignment, are owned by the customers and they are responsible for pricing. Things like quality grading, inspection, storage, photography, and then product shipping is all handled by the staff at Swap.com.
So, what are you waiting for? Clear out the house and make money while doing so!