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Introducing #GreenFriday: How to Purchase with More Purpose

I don’t believe in wasting things. When my co-founder and I started Swap.com four years ago, we wanted to help people find the best quality and widest selection of pre-owned goods anywhere, and keep perfectly good items out of landfills. In the United States alone, 85% of discarded clothing ends up in landfills every year—more than 12 million tons!—with the average person throwing away 70 pounds of textiles, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That’s a lot of wasted stuff. On top of that, the apparel industry accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions and remains the second largest industrial polluter, second only to oil.

With one of the busiest shopping days of the year coming up, our team is raising awareness of the importance of reducing waste by inviting you to sit out Black Friday and join the Swap.com #GreenFriday event on November 25, 2016.

To participate, simply go to our GreenFriday Facebook Event to and click on “Going.” This simple act will represent your individual pledge to reduce, reuse, and recycle on Black Friday. For every person who signs up, Swap.com will donate one article of high-quality clothing to Cradle to Crayons, an organization that provides children in poverty with the essentials they need, up to $100,000 worth. #GreenFriday pledges will be accepted now through midnight (Central) on November 25, 2016, so sign up today!

Believe it or not, your shopping choices have an enormous impact on the world we all share. With your help, we can promote the virtues of reuse and recycling. Please join the #GreenFriday event, share it with your friends, coworkers and neighbors, and together let’s make Black Friday GREEN.

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Stellar Seller Series!!

Congratulations to Lyn, who has been crowned as the Swap.com Stellar Seller for November. Our Stellar Seller Spotlight is a bi-monthly program recognizing Swap.com seller standouts. This month, Lyn was recognized for her success selling more than 3,000 items on Swap.com, since joining us in 2014. How’d she do it?  To find out, we went directly to the source- with an in-depth interview!   (more…)

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Swap.com- Holiday Edition!

It’s November, and you know what that means, the –Holiday HotList.   Here are some ideas of what’s selling best on Swap.com, so pack some of these goodies into your next inbound box!  

  • Sweaters & Cardigans–  It’s holiday season, and what better way to ring in the festive season other than a bulky sweater?  Best sellers are chunky cardigans, long lined sweaters, and pull-over hoodies.  It’s all about the perfect sweater and the right fitting denim.
  • Holiday Themed Items–  We have been getting a ton of questions, of when to send in holiday themed items.  The answer is NOW!  Shoppers are looking for the cutest picture perfect outfits for the entire family. Send in those red dresses, sweater vests, and holiday sweaters.  We have a feeling, holiday sweaters are going to be a hit!  
  • Coats– These totally sell out!  Look through those closets for the coats of winters past.  Brands that will never fail this season, are Columbia Sportswear, The North Face, Hanna Andersson, and The Children’s Place!  
  • Long Sleeve Shirts & T-Shirts– It’s all about the layers in November.  So, send in those henleys, v-neck layering tees, and plaid flannel shirts.  
  • Leggings–  Pack some of the best layering pieces in your boxes, black, white, and grey leggings sell the best.
  • Snow Gear– This is the category that will totally make you the most $$ this holiday season.  We all need some heavy winter gear to brave the elements.  (Men’s, Women’s, and Kids)  Find your snow coats, snow pants, snow bibs, winter boots and booties.  Anything that can keep you warm when the winter hits is the best add-on.
  • Accessories– Men are in total need of an accessory re-vamp.  This will also include Men’s shoes.  Pack all the good condition men’s shoes, ties, belts and beanies you can find.  Men are on the lookout these key items.  

The items that we have listed aren’t the only things we accept, but they are selling awesomely-fast right now.  You can also view our acceptance criteria here: Children, Men and Women.  We will continue to send you the best selling types, brands, and styles at Swap.com, so be on the lookout!     

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Do Politics Play a Role in Your Personal Fashion?

With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, the candidate’s personal style has been an ongoing talking point for politicos, pundits and news anchors. For those of us interested in a less serious spin on politics and fashion, Swap.com has revealed how the style preferences between Republicans and Democrats compare this election cycle. Check out the most popular picks among liberals and conservatives.
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Slash Halloween Budgets by Buying Secondhand

More than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year with total spending expected to reach $8.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.

With Halloween spending expected to reach an all-time high, Swap.com is here to help savvy shoppers slash their holiday spending by offering an alternative to buying brand new items to either complete a costume or create a one-of-a-kind look.

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