Best Apps For Buying And Selling Lightly Used Baby Clothes

Babies grow fast and sometimes only wear certain clothes a few times, you can now use apps for selling baby clothes. And by doing that, you can also help another mom out. The money you make can be used to buy bigger clothes or that fast-growing baby of yours. 

These apps are designed specifically for the exchange of lightly used baby clothes. That means if something is falling apart, dirty and ripped, you can’t use these apps to sell it. The kind of clothes you sell should be like those you would actually buy for your own child. 

Also, buying new baby clothes can be an expensive affair. And finding someone to either exchange clothes with, or buy from them at a low price can really save you some much-needed money, especially now that you have a new born.

Best Apps For Buying And Selling Lightly Used Baby Clothes
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ThredUP

This site and app is used to sell secondhand baby clothes of high-quality. It was created in 2009, by a grad student, and their original concept was to have a peer-to-peer selling portal for men only, but they have grown into a marketplace for all sorts of clothes including baby clothes.

It is best for people who are looking for great discounts for branded clothes such as Disney, Gymboree, Gap Kids, etc. You can also find upscale labels such as Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and even Catimini. 

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The downside of the app is that it charges some steep fees for sellers. They take between 20-95% of the price. 

Mercari

This app connects sellers to buyers. It was created in Japan in 2013 and came to the US market in 2014. They have a wide variety of kids’ stuff such as clothes, trolleys, swings, carriers, high chairs, and more. You can find almost anything you are looking for on the site for your baby.

They charge a 10% fee on the selling price and it is only charged when you make a sale.

OfferUp

This app is great as it connects you to only buyers and sellers who are geographically located near you, in a Craigslist kind of style. This app was created by two Seattle fathers in 2011, and what they were looking for was a way to get rid of the baby gear they had in their houses.

It is perfect for kid’s clothes, baby gear, toys, maternity clothes, etc. it has a great range of prices, as you can find something for $35, and another one for as much as $500 depending on the quality and the product you want to buy.

If you are a seller, they charge around 12.9% of the sale price after a sale has been made.

eBay App

Well, good old e-Bay is still reliable today, as it was back in 2008 when it was first launched. There have been plenty of iterations made on the app and the current version is able to display all sorts of items based on your past shopping experience. 

They have a high-volume of sales because they are able to locate specific items you want to buy, and then give you guidance on how to buy them. It is a great place to buy and sell your old baby clothes, and eBay takes a small percentage of 10% from all the sales. 

You can opt to include shipping or not to the product you are selling. If the buyer wants to pay through PayPal, you have to cover the fee associated with the sale.

Poshmark

This app was founded in 2011 and it is one of the biggest marketplace apps right now, and their online platform specializes in all sorts of things including baby clothes. It has very many sellers, and buyers, which means that you can sell anything you want and buy anything you want too.

It is perfect for people who are looking for excellent branded clothes such as Jacadi, Hello Kitty, Mini Bodem and Lily Pulitzer. The prices of the kid’s clothes are in the mid-range and you can find something with the price range you are looking for.

If you are a seller, you pay a flat commission of $2.95 when selling products that are priced less than $15, and for anything that is above the $15 price tag, then the commission will be around 20%. 

BabyCenter’s Swap Groups

This is a message board for parents to exchange baby gear. It is a community group in your area that you can use to swap clothes and have a chat with other mothers. To use the platform, you must create a profile under a community group, and then you are good to go.

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Conclusion

If you have too many baby clothes accumulating in your home, you now have a number of outlets to use to swap them or sell them and make some cash.  

Clothing should never be thrown out unless it is completely destroyed. There are many moms out there who could give your gently-worn baby clothes a new home.

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