I have been cleaning our closets recently before the holidays. Spring is here, and I went through my daughter’s and my clothes and found a big pile of stuff that we don’t wear anymore. Usually I just pack it in boxes and put it in storage. Later, I will give it away to my friends or donate it.
One of my friend ordered some stuff from Polarn O. Pyret for her daughter and got a Clean Out Bag from them. They are doing a promo for Earth Day and let you to send the used clothes to ThredUp ( consignment service) for free and get the store credit at POP instead of it. She told me about it. Was I surprised? Yes!!! I decided to use this servise and get rid of some clothes that we don’t wear anymore.
I contacted POP (firstname.lastname@example.org) for bags and got them in 2 days. I got some extra ones, so I guess I will share them to my friends. On Saturday me and Sophia packed the stuff. She was a big help and I told her we will get some store credit for the clothes and can go to the store and pick new dresses for her( she loves dresses).
Here is a little instruction how the promotion works. ( you can also find the instruction on the package when you get your bags).
Clean Out and ThredUP
What am I to do with the polka-dot bag?
Fill the bag up with freshly-washed, name-brand clothing with no signs of wear or tear. (This is important for maximizing what credit you receive.) Before you send the bag, you must register the bag. If you don’t register the bag, you may not get your credit. There is a handy link to register the bag on the bag itself.
How much Polarn O. Pyret credit do I receive when I send in a bag?
Customers can earn 10-40% of the resale value of accepted clothing as Polarn O. Pyret credit. If you need an idea of what you may earn, they have sample bags listed on their website. It really depends on what you send and how well it has been maintained.
Once I have filled the bag with name brand clothing, then what?
Leave it on your doorstep or near your mailbox for your mailman (or lady) to pick up or you can drop it off at USPS or UPS. thredUP processes the clothing in its facility and they will notify you on how much you will receive for the bag.
Your clothes will then be resold on thredUP’s online consignment shop.
How long does the process take?
It can take 1 to 2 weeks for thredUP to receive your bag from USPS/UPS. They will send a confirmation email so you know they received it. Then, it typically takes an additional 5-10 business days to review your items at their offices. Upon review, they’ll send another email about your credit. It then takes Polarn O. Pyret another 5-7 days to receive that information and process the gift certificate.
Is thredUP the right way for me to consign my items?
thredUP has strict quality standards and typically accepts 40-50% of the clothing they receive. For many parents, the convenience of just packing it up and shipping it off is enough, especially for our urban customers who are limited in storage space. Please note that thredUP is not looking for items from lower-end shops where the price point begins is than $20.
Anyone who wants a ThredUp bag for themselves can contact Polarn O. Pyret at email@example.com and a bag will be sent to you absolutely free! They will send as many bags as you want!
What better for Earth Day? Recycle those duds in your kids’ closets which they have outgrown! Send to online second hand store ThredUp and get credit back to spend at Sweden’s leading children’s wear brand Polarn O. Pyret!!!