What condition should the clothes be in when I swap in?
What brands do you accept/sell?
What are gumdrops and how do I use them?
Do you ever pay cash for children's stuff?
Can I Advertise on Gumdrop Swap's website?
I think our business/service compliment each other. Can we work together links?
What Charitable Organizations does Gumdrop Swap support?
I'm interested in franchising. How do I start my own Gumdrop Swap?
We sell preemie and newborn up to 16 in boys
and girls clothing. We have Missy/Jr sizes for girls, and
Clothing must be freshly laundered even if it was cleaned before storing to kill allergens and odors (prefer hypoallergenic detergent especially for infant clothing). *Clothing that requires laundering (if accepted) will only be awarded 1/2 the potential Gumdrop value!
We only accept and distribute the highest quality children’s garments, regardless of label name. Anything that does not meet our "gently used” or EUC (Excellent Used Condition) quality standard is not awarded any credits, you may take them back or we will donate to charity. We sometimes salvage damaged items by repairing or repurposing them into new apparel, accessories or quilts, which are sold under our “Gumdrop Couture” label. If you bring items unfit for charity (badly stained, ripped, missing a zipper, etc.) you will not earn any gumdrops but are donating to this recycling effort. If you want to submit your unusable, damaged items for this recycling program please separate those items in your shipment and label “DONATE”. Thank you in advance for your help in keeping these things out of our nation’s landfills.
"Gumdrops" are the name of the currency at Gumdrop Swap. A gumdrop has the same value as $1 (one U.S. Dollar) but cannot be cashed out. For every gumdrop dollar used the customer pays $.50 as their swap fee depending on what type of item it is. For instance, A customer picks out $100 worth of gently used clothing. They would pay $50 as their swap fee to use 100 gumdrop credits, instead of paying the full $100 total a non-swapper would pay.
No. We are looking for swappers who still need items for their children and appreciate quality, value and customer service we provide. We are very generous with the store credits we award. It is the best option if you have kids that still fit children's sizes or want to make purchases for kids in these sizes. We are not an ATM. There are other ways to try to make money on your used items.
If you are interested in advertising on Gumdrop Swap, please email gumdropswap(at)gmail.com for rates.
If you have a related business that you think we could mutually benefit from trading links - let's talk! Email gumdropswap(at)gmail.com with the details about your company and a link to your website for consideration.
We are not a non-profit BUT you can donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of CT by dropping off your items with us and requesting a donation receipt. In the past we have made donations to children in Haiti after the earthquake in early 2010 and Community Closet in Bridgeport (LifeBridge building formerly called FSW). We often directly assist families that have been identified through local government run programs, charitable organizations and faith-based initiatives.