I was recently introduced to a new company called Swap.com. Now with that name, you may have many ideas of what this website might entail but it is a website very similar to Poshmark. It’s one of the largest online consignment and thrift stores! The convenience of shopping for consignment and thrift store items from the comfort of your home.
Swap.com not only allows you to purchase some great deals from your home but allows you the opportunity to sell items that you no longer have a use for. In the first of the three-part series, I’ll be sharing what Swap.com is all about, how it works and the many great brands that are available. But stay tuned for upcoming posts as I share my experience as a first time buyer on the site as well as my experience with selling on Swap.com for the first time.
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What Makes Swap.com the Place to Shop?
Swap.com is an online consignment and thrift store but it’s more organized and easier to search than any other consignment store. There are 1000’s of new items posted every day and what’s even cooler is not all the items are used. Yes, you read that correctly not all items are used! Every item on the site is second-hand but not all of them have been worn. I have found hundreds if not thousands of items on Swap.com that all have tags still attached.
I love the ease of being able to sift through the 1000’s of items on this site because they make it super easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. They have amazing filters that help you find what you’re looking for in seconds! Plus they have some big name brands that are sold on their site too. Oh did I mention that you receive free shipping on all orders of $60 and up? But your first order only requires a $10 minimum purchase-woohoo!
Which Brands Are Available on Swap.com?
There are many brands that will instantly attract your eye when browsing through the site. Popular brands and higher-end brands such as:
The Rating Scale for All Merchandise
Swap.com has high standards when accepting any items. All items are thoroughly inspected prior to being posted on the website to assure that they meet Swap.com standards. They only accept clean, freshly laundered clothing. All buttons, zippers, etc must be attached and work without problems and the items must be valued at a minimum of $5. They will not accept any clothing or items that are stained or dirty, that have excessive holes, tears, fading or pilling. If there are any signs of pet hair or odors, the items will be rejected.
All customers can shop confidently knowing that the items purchased on Swap.com are of good quality and are ready for purchase. To help consumers understand the condition of the items on the site, Swap.com has created a rating system as to be translucent with the conditions of the items.
- New with Tags (NWTs): Secondhand items that look brand new and still have their original tags attached
- Like New: Secondhand items in excellent condition, but without the tags
- Good Condition: Secondhand items in great shape! No stains or defects
- Fair Condition: Secondhand items with some noticeable wear
One of the features that I love about Swap.com is the amazing filters. It makes searching for a particular type of item so easy and quick! When looking for a women’s t-shirt as an example you’d select women’s clothing, t-shirt, size desired, the condition you’re looking for (NWT, Like New, Good or Fair) the brand such as Merona, the color of your preference and the price range you’re looking in and Swap.com then provides items you’d be interested in based on your preferences. I will say occasionally a few items that don’t fit the filters do slip through but overall the filters are pretty accurate.
Shopping the Different Departments
There are many categories to search in on Swap.com. Each category also allows you to select filters so you never find yourself sifting through items you’re not interested in looking at. The main categories include Men, Women, Children, Juniors, Baby, Maternity, Toys & Games, Sports & Outdoors, Decor, and Movies & Books.
The men’s apparel includes bottoms, jackets & outerwear, shirts & polos, sleepwear & robes, suiting & separates, sweaters & sweatshirts, swimwear, tee’s & tanks, shoes, and accessories. The sizes range from XS-5XL, 26″-60″ waist, 32″-60″ chest and one size. The shoes are available in sizes 5-16.
The women’s apparel includes blouses & shirts, bottoms (including jeans, dress pants, sweatpants, leggings), dresses, jackets & outerwear, maternity, rompers & jumpsuits, sleepwear & robes, sweaters & robes, sweaters & sweatshirts, swimwear, tees, tanks & tops, women’s shoes, women’s accessories and Jr’s Girl Fashion. You have the option of a wide variety of sizes to choose from including PP-4X, 00-33, and one size while the shoe sizes available are from size 3-13 1/2.
The children’s apparel includes bodysuits, bottoms, jackets & outerwear, jumpsuits & rompers, skirts & dresses, sleepwear & robes, sweaters & sweatshirts, swimwear, tops, shoes, bags & purses, kids accessories, and decor. The sizes range from 2/2T-20, Jr00-Jr19 and one size.
Baby clothing includes bodysuits, bottoms, jackets & outerwear, jumpsuits & rompers, skirts & dresses, sleepwear & robes, sweaters & sweatshirts, swimwear, tops, shoes, baby accessories. Sizes range from Preemie to 24 months and one size while the shoe sizes 0-5 Infant are available.
There is also a variety of baby gear including bedding, kids tableware, and travel accessories.
The maternity apparel available includes blouses & shirts, bottoms, dresses, sleepwear & robes, sweaters & sweatshirts, swimwear, tees, tanks, tops, and maternity accessories available in sizes XS-4X and one size.
Toys & Games
This section has a plethora of different items included in it. The items include activity & learning toys, arts & crafts, baby toys, building toys, character toys & playsets, costumes, dolls, games, plush toys, puzzles, video games, video game accessories, sports & outdoors, movies & books, and décor.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping is FREE with a minimum purchase of $10 for your FIRST purchase after that the minimum is $60. (I will say that it’s not hard to spend $60! Your cart will fill up quick with tons of great deals!)
Returns are free with the FedEx packing slip that can be printed out and attached to the package. Request a return within 30 days and you will either be entitled to a full refund or store credit. To be eligible for a full refund the items received need to either be incorrect, damaged, missing or not as described on Swap.com. A full refund does include all shipping charges. A store credit will be provided if the item didn’t fit or you simply changed your mind. The full amount paid will be applied toward a Swap.com store credit, excluding any shipping charges.
Swap.com Allows Consumers to Shop Smarter Not Harder
The wide variety of apparel, accessories, and other items such as video games, movies, and books provides consumers with different styles, brands, sizes, and selections to fit their taste. There is something in every price range whether you are interested in gently used items or new items with tags still attached. The items are all priced at reasonable prices which makes snagging good deals so easy!
Stay tuned for the second part of the series when I purchase from Swap.com for the first time then follow up with how easy it is to actually sell your items with Swap.com.