Prepare your baby's nursery

5 Tips to Help Prepare Your Baby’s Nursery

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. – Anonymous

The average parent can easily spend between $2,000 to over $5,000 on a nursery for their newborn. What typically happens is that we have our first baby and go over the top by spending a lot of money on things that ultimately never get used. Then when the second baby comes, it’s hand-me-down-city where frugality, simplicity and plain ‘ol common sense kicks in. (more…)

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Carters is swap.com's brand of February

Brand of the Month: Carter’s

A two year old is kinda like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it. – Jerry Seinfeld.

Carter’s has always been there to help me with my mini-blenders, and I know it’s been there for you. They have been clothing our kids for generations. The brand believes that childhood is a celebration, the colorful characters, the prints, the fabrics, all about celebrating youth and all the adventure for the little one. The child explorer never has to go far to let the adventurous journey begin, so clothe them for FUN!

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Swap.com Receives $4 Million in Funding, Signs Marc Onetto as Adviser

We’re happy to announce that Swap.com, the largest online consignment store for kids’ items, today received an additional $4 million in funding from our current investors, Cleantech Invest Plc. (Nasdaq: CLEAN), Ari Hypponen (first employee at F­Secure Corporation), Ahti Heinla (Skype founding engineer) and Jaan Tallinn (Skype and Kazaa founding engineer), among others.

Also investing in Swap.com and joining our Board of Advisers is Marc Onetto, former Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon.com from 2006 to 2013, and member of the board at Flextronics, the global electronics manufacturing services company.

“Swap.com delivers an outstanding experience for the customers in terms of item quality and on­time delivery, which is unparalleled in the consignment store business. This is the foundation of their explosive growth and they have the potential to become a hundred billion dollars company.” Marc says.

We are tremendous fans of how Amazon.com does business, and with Marc’s expertise from his experience in arguably the most efficient and customer focused e-commerce company around, operations and customer service, we will be able to maintain our high level of customer satisfaction as we continue to grow and lead the consignment industry through 2015 and beyond.

What This Means for Our Customers

Over the past year, Swap.com has become the largest online consignment store for kids’, baby and maternity items. As we continue to establish ourselves as the leader in the online consignment space, this additional funding is going to allow us to invest more aggressively in our infrastructure, team and product to produce the best possible experience for our users.

“The consignment model combined with our extremely efficient fulfillment services provide both Sellers and Buyers the best possible deal: Sellers get most value from their unused items while Buyers get great products at astonishing prices.” – Juha Koponen, CEO.

Since we launched in early 2013, we have moved from a 6,000 sq ft space in Addison, IL, into our current 66,000 sq ft fulfillment center in Bolingbrook, IL. There are now over 160,000 items that sellers have listed on Swap.com, and we are adding an average of 50,000 new items every month.

Please send any press inquiries to pr@swap.com

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