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'Tis the Season for the Online Consignment Trend!

'Tis the Season for the Online Consignment Trend!

I love to shop and keep up with the trends. You may well have noticed this if you've seen some of my other posts on the House Party blog! Every day I open up my closet and see clothing and accessories with tags still on them or pieces I have only wore once. I keep saying to myself, "I will wear this one day"..... but then I never do. Sometimes a year or two goes by and I say to myself, "What was I thinking? Why did I buy that again??"

When I accumulate at least 10 pieces of clothing or accessories that I will never wear again; I make an appointment at some of my favorite local consignment shops. However, since not everyone reading this lives in my area, I thought it would be cool to mention some online consignment sites that are also a great option!

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Swap.com

Swap.com is the Largest Online Consignment and Thrift Store. They accept new and pre-owned clothes as well as baby and kids' toys and games! For buyers, Swap.com offers great prices, which are typically 50-95% off retail. You have to order a pre-paid shipping label or request an Inbound Box and send Swap.com the items you'd like to consign. They review your items and process and store them safely in their fulfillment center located in Bolingbrook, Illinois. You receive an email from them when your items are available for your review and pricing. And then you're done! Swap.com's sellers, on average, earn about $150 per box they sell on Swap.com when sending high-quality in-season items.

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Thredup.com

ThredUp.com is an awesome online consignment store where you can buy or consign clothing, shoes and accessories for women. ThredUp accommodates shoppers of all sizes. They also accept a wide variety of brands to sell or buy. Some include: H&M, Coach, Gap, Kate Spade, Loft, Nordstrom, Lane Bryant, J. Crew, Levi's, Nike, Anthropologie and more! One of the biggest advantages of using ThredUp is that it has a referral program. You receive $20 in credit to spend on the site for every user you refer - not bad! If you wish to sell your items, you can request a postage-paid bag, which you can use to ship your items to the company. ThredUp pays-out up to 80 percent of the retail value on items it accepts. If it rejects items, then it ships them back to you for free or donates them on your behalf. So, it's a win-win!

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the real real online consignment

TheRealReal.com

TheRealReal.com is another online consignment store. It sells high-end designer clothing, shoes and accessories from brands like Gucci, Prada and Jimmy Choo at incredibly discounted prices. They also have flash sales with incredible prices that last about 72 hours. They sometimes even provide coupons, too. This makes the prices of items you wish to buy really outstanding. So, that's the buying side of things; but, you can also sell items with The RealReal. You ship the items that you would like to sell to the company. If and when an item sells, you will be paid up to 70 percent of the selling price. For more details on the list of accepted brands at The RealReal first.

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Poshmark.com

With the Poshmark.com's website, anyone can go on and list the items they wish to sell for free. Once the item sells, Poshmark takes a percentage of the profits. One nice thing that differentiates the company is that you can sell any brand on Poshmark. It's very similar to Ebay, but with Ebay there are fees. Sellers also will sometimes lower their prices for you. When you sell an item with Poshmark, the site will send out a pre-paid envelope that you can mail the item to the buyer. This way you don't have to worry about shipping costs.

So, armed with this great info, it's time to clean out your closets and prepare for a new season, folks!
I hope you enjoyed reading about some online consignment options that will make it easier to make room, make money and find a few new things while you're at it!

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