Minitrade ~ The Trading System For Your Child’s Used Clothing
I wanted to fill you in on a new (to me) program that is quite simply genius and couldn’t have been introduced to me at a better time. My son has been going through some major growth spurts. He’s 2 years old and is currently wearing a size 3 (sometimes a 4). His older sisters have also jumped sizes (my eldest went up two). Because of this we’ve basically bought them all new wardrobes and now have an over abundance of clothing that’s too small. Some of these pieces are like new as they only wore them for a couple of months.
I’m definitely on the sentimental side and have saved quite a bit of their clothing, but I know I can’t save it all.
Minitrade is a Canadian online clothing retailer and trade service that provides you with credits for top quality children’s clothing. You can find a mix of conventional and luxury brands such as GAP, Mexx, DKNY, Disney, Joe Fresh, Jacadi and more on their site. I tested out this service last week and wasn’t expecting to write about it so soon, but Minitrade’s speed exceeded my expectations! I sent in my children’s old clothing, received my credits and traded them in for new clothing and then received my order within 1 week.
How Does It Work?
First you order an empty bag (free of charge). It’s quite large as you can see. I was able to fit 3 winter coats inside with room to spare!
Then you fill in this paper which comes with the bag and insert it in your package.
The bag also comes with a prepaid shipping label which you then attach to the front. Mail it off and wait for Minitrade to add credits to your account!
I received my credits within 4 days of mailing my package and used them towards a purchase. The credits I received didn’t cover my order dollar wise, but it gave me a significant discount. I ended up ordering a pair of Gymboree jeans and a Disney Baby button-down shirt of my son.