A school raises over $2,000 with Swap.com fundraising service

Hawthorne school in Illinois raises $2,174 with Swap.com fundraising. In total, 879 items were added to the fundraising account. All of the items came from only 20 families. The sales period was from 10/13/2013 until 1/7/2014. 566 items (65%) were sold to Swap.com customers during the time of the fundraising and the remaining items were acquired by Swap.com. Total proceeds to Hawthorne were $2,174.

The Swap.com item fundraising service works as follows:

  1. Fill in the fundraising application form here
  2. Organize an event to which people will bring their unused baby and kids’ items.
  3. Swap.com will organize a pick up or shipping of the items to the Swap.com logistics center in Addison, IL.
  4. Swap.com will list the accepted items on your fundraising account for 90 days (or as agreed).
  5. Your organization will receive the proceeds of the sold items (after Swap.com deducts its selling fees) by PayPal or check
  6. Swap.com will pay a lump sum for the remaining items on the fundraising account after the 90-day selling period is over.

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How to price items for consignment?

Below is some guidelines for pricing your items for kids’ consignment.

Clothing brands

  • Bargain brands e.g. Faded Glory, Garanimals, Small Wonders, Sonoma, Wonderkids. Always sold as sets, because of low value. Sets sell for $3-7.
  • Basic brands e.g. OshKosh, Old Navy, Carter’s, Izod, Nike, Levi’s, Department Store brands. Single items sell for $3-6, sets sell for $4-15.
  • Premium brands e.g. Gymboree, Polo Ralph Lauren, Baby Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess. Single items sell for $4-10, sets sell for $8-20.
  • Boutique brands e.g. Alphabet, Baby Nay, Isobella and Chloe, Little Threads, Lydia jane, Splendid Littles. Single items sell for 20-40% of retail value.

Other items

  • Baby gear, Décor, Sports & Outdoor, Toys & Games: 20-40% of retail value
  • Books, Comics & Magazines: 20-25% of retail value
  • Movies & Music: 20-30% of retail value

Characteristics

What increases the price for all item categories

  • New with tags
  • Items in original packaging
  • Full sets (including manuals etc.)
  • Current season’s items

What lowers the price for all item categories

  • Fair condition
  • Items for infants
  • Older items
  • Non-season items
Full list of brands
Bargain brands
Athletic Works
Basic Editions
Bongo
Cherokee
Circo
D-Signed
Dockers
Faded Glory
Garanimals
Genuine Kids
George
Kid Connection
Kmart
Koala Kids
Kohls
Rebecca Bonbon
Russell Athletics
Route 66
Small Wonders
Sonoma
Target
TKS shoes
Tough Skins
Wall-Mart
Wranglers
Wonder Kids
Basic brands
American Living
Arizona
Ashley Ann
Baby Connection
Baby Togs
Baby Trend
Bonnie Jean
Burnside
Byer
Cach Cach
Cakewalk
Carter’s
Chantilly Place
Chaps
Chicco
Children’s Place
Columbia
Combi
Cosco
Crocs
Disney
Dorel
Eddie Bauer
Esprit
Evenflo
First Impressions
Fisher Price
Graco
Infantino
Instep
Jacadi
Jumping Beans
Justice
Keds
Kolcraft
Land’s End
Laura Dare
Le Top
Leap Frog
Learning Curve
Lego
Levi’s
Limited Too
Little Me
Little Tikes
LL Bean kids
Love
Mattel
Miniman
My Michelle
Nautica
New Balance
Nike
Okie Dokie
Old navy
Osh Kosh B’gosh
p.s. from aeropostale
Peg Perego
Peaches n’ Cream
Pinky
Playskool
Pretty
Puma
Robeez
Rothschild
Safety 1st
Sesame Street
Step 2
Stride Rite
Ugg
V tech
Wrangler
Premium brands
Abercrombie
Baby Gap
Baby Lulu
Flowers by Zoe
GapOilily
Guess
Gymboree
Hanna Andersson
Hanna Banana
J.Crew
Jacadi
Janie & Jack
Juicy Couture
Kelly’s Kids
Lacoste
Laura Ashley
Mini Boden
Naartjie
Ralph Lauren
The North Face
Tea Collection
Tommy Hilfiger
Quicksilver
Zutano
Boutique brands
Alphabet
Baby Nay
Bailey Boys
CachCach
Claesens
Cotton Kids
Isobella and Chloe
Little Threads
Lydia jane
Matilda Jane
Molly and Millie
Mud Pie
Mulberribush
Pediped
Persnickety
Rosalina
Roxy
Splendid Littles
Strasburg
Sweet Potatoes
Trumpette Socks
Wonder Boy

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Send in those unwanted gifts!

Start 2014 on the right foot

Organizing your home is probably on the top of your resolution list. Use Swap.com as a tool to sell your unwanted holiday gifts and outgrown kids’ items with ease. Let us do the work for you!

Turn unwanted gifts into money

Does Grandma still think your little guy is five, when in fact he’s 10? Send in those gifts to swap them in for things you actually want!

Send in your extra kids’ items! 

Wish list incomplete? SHop green this year

If shopping greener is part of your resolution plan, we have solutions for your family. You can buy pre-owned kids’ items at a fraction of the price right here.

Are there items on your wish list that remained un-purchased? Take a look to see if they are available at swap.com/browse.

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Pamper the kids with loads of gifts!

 

Pamper the kids with A green Christmas

Make sure it’s going to be the kids’ favorite holiday! Get them lots of gifts! Thanks to families like yours Swap.com is filled with great green gifts in New with Tags and Like New condition Toys & Games, Kids’ Clothes, and Books, and more comes in every day.

Making Christmas amazing does not need to cost a fortune. Buying pre-loved toys has a true meaning and your money lasts further.

Swap.com Gift Certificates are also available.

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Go for the gently used Legos, Elmos, and Barbies!

Enjoy thanksgiving and shop savvy!

Don’t run to the mall with the masses. Enjoy the meal and the family time. Swap.com wants to help you enjoy the holidays with our amazing gifts for the kids.

The savvy shops for green gifts online

Be easy on yourself, and on your wallet, and get the kids’ gifts on budget at Swap.com at whatever time of day works best for you. We have the green versions of the Fab and Hot: LEGOs, Elmos, and Barbies. Even better, go for the one-of-a-kind New With Tags and Like New condition Toys & Games, Kids’ Clothes, and Books.

Free shipping for first purchase
and free shipping for purchases over $50

Free shipping is always great, but if you’d like, there’s also the “keep in storage” (aka layaway) available. It’s important to hide the gifts from the curious kids. Feel free to keep your purchases with Swap.com and ship out when you get closer to the big day. To keep in storage, simply login/register and you can find the “keep in storage” option at the checkout.

Shop for amazing gifts for the kids!

Swap.com wishes you happy thanksgiving!

As savvy shoppers know, Swap.com has Black Friday and Cyber Monday every day of the year. Above all, we want to thank you for your support during our first year of operations at Swap.com Kids’ Consignment.

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