I’ve blogged a few times about my love for ThredUp, and shown you some examples of the things I have found on this online consignment store for women and children, as well as the prices I have paid. Here’s the last ThredUp Haul I showed you, and here’s a post with 4 great tips for shopping on ThredUp with maximum success.
ThredUp has quickly become one of the primary places where I do my clothing shopping. Prices start, in general, at $4.99 and go up, just depending on the brand and the condition. It’s more expensive than shopping at a thrift store, but it’s SO much easier! Want to see what I ordered from ThredUp a few weeks ago? Here’s a video for you…see how far I stretched $66!
But what I DON’T love about ThredUp is the fact that you have to pay for the shipping on any returns you make. Do I understand the policy? Absolutely. Do I think it’s fair? Sure. Do I like it? Not one little bit! You see, as it turns out, shipping clothes, especially via the post office, is quite pricey. I have returned items 3 times now to ThredUp, and I can’t seem to pay less than $8 in shipping. The bill topped $15, one time. Yikes! I actually hesitated on that one, but I had around $70 in returns, so I bit the bullet.
How to Get Free Returns on ThredUP
My friends, there is a way to avoid this return shipping business altogether! You simply need to follow these steps:
1. Get a ThredUp account. If you don’t already have one, what are you waiting for? A coupon? Oh, well in that case, here’s $10 to spend for free when you sign up through my link (I get $10, t00, when you buy…free clothes for everyone! Woo hoo!).
2. Download the ThredUp app. This is critical for the free shipping piece, as you will need to make your purchase through the app in order to be offered free return shipping. The app is free.
3. Fill your cart with whatever you like, however you like. Listen, maybe I’m just an old fart, but I want a big screen when I’m shopping for clothes, and not my iPhone 4 screen (I know…I’m due for an upgrade…). So here’s my trick: I make sure I’m signed into my account on my laptop and I shop away, adding everything I want to my cart. Then I hop on to the app and proceed to check out from there. I shop the way I want, and I save the way I want. 🙂
And remember, if you spend at least $50, the shipping to you is free, and then if you bought through the app, the returns are free, too. This little trick should make ThredUp shopping that much thriftier, which is a very good thing, indeed!
Let me know what you buy, friends! Hopefully you don’t have to return it, but if you do, no worries, because now it’s free!