This post is part of a compensated partnership with TotSpot
One of my biggest parental challenges is dealing with the clothes that our kids have outgrown. Cleaning out closets is never fun but then dealing with what comes out is even worse. It’s easy to make piles of overly worn clothes that will go in the trash while saving a few favorite pieces as keepsakes. But what about the many gently used items or barely worn clothes that they’ve outgrown well before a garment has reached the end of its life? I like to pass things on to friends whose kids are just a bit younger, saving certain brands to resell on the highly addictive app TotSpot.
TotSpot is an app that serves as a mobile marketplace to sell your family’s clothes or buy the things your kids need.
Selling on TotSpot
Part of the brilliance of TotSpot is that the only tool you need is your phone. To get started, sign up for the free TotSpot app. Tip: If you use my code (ZFDUIQ), we’ll both get a $2 credit to our TotSpot accounts!
One of the reasons why I like using TotSpot is because it’s so easy to list items for sale in a matter of minutes. Simply tap on the Camera icon with the word Sell at the bottom of the app to open the camera on your smartphone. Snap up to five photos to accompany your listing, type in a title and description.
Pull down menus make it easy to complete the information in the category, brand, gender, size, and condition fields. Finally choose the type of shipping depending on the size of the item you’re selling and you’re done!
In a partnership with TotSpot, we’re selling Emily’s ribbon barrettes that benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)! 100% of the proceeds of every sale will go towards CFF. Normally TotSpot takes 20% off the selling price of any item being sold but they’re generously donating 100% of the listed price back to CFF!
We’ve listed pairs or sets of 4 ribbon barrettes in a variety of color combinations. You’ll notice some feature solid satin ribbon while others feature sparkly ribbon and prices vary accordingly. Custom ribbon barrettes are also for sale on TotSpot, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation too!
Emily is SO excited about this partnership. She’s currently raised $763 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is looking towards a new goal of $1000! Help her out by visiting our TotSpot ribbon barrette listings! Buying is so super easy! Keep reading to find out how!
Buying on TotSpot
You can always scroll through the listings on the main screen to find Editors’ Picks and see cute clothes you wish fit your kids but I find the most efficient way to shop is to create Tots Profiles for each child. Tots Profiles allow you to sort listings by gender, age, clothes size, and shoe size to find the items that are just right for each child. I have a Tots Profile for each child so I can quickly tap on their initial at the top of the app’s screen to be taken directly to the fashions that will fit them.
Find an item you love and tap on it to make it yours. If you’re a first time buyer, you’ll need to take a minute (literally!) to enter in your credit card info and shipping information before checking out. After the transaction is completed, the seller gets a notification that their item has been purchased and they pack it up and send it on its way!
While waiting to pick up pizza on a recent Saturday night, Emily and I sat down with TotSpot to see what we could find. She very quickly found the long sleeve Gap flowered shirt pictured below. Since it was my first time purchasing, I had to enter in my credit card and shipping information but the whole purchasing process took about 2 minutes! Quick and easy!
Buyers get notifications that sellers have accepted their offers through the app and also via email. Once the sellers generate a label for items purchased through TotSpot, an email with the USPS tracking information is generated letting you know your item is on the way.
Our Gap flowered shirt arrived just three days after we purchased it via TotSpot. Of course, delivery time varies according to how quickly a seller packages up an item and where in the country they live but Emily was amazed that her shirt came so quickly!
Since buying the flowered Gap shirt, we’ve bought two more items for Emily- a white embroidered long sleeve top and a Lands’ End dress. I received notifications that they’re on their way and they’ll be perfect for her to wear when the cold snap hits our area soon.
As a new free app, TotSpot is a dream to use thanks to a simple interface that allows users to list individual items or sets of clothing that your children have outgrown or search for new-to-you items they need as they grow.
Interested in seeing what TotSpot has to offer? Totspot is available free from the iTunes Store for iOS devices.
Use my code (ZFDUIQ) when you sign up so each of us will get a $2 credit towards shopping on our TotSpot accounts! After you try it, spread the love and share your code so you and your friends can get $2 credits for singing up!
I am a TotSpot ambassador and received a credit to try shopping via the app and am being compensated for my role. All opinions are my own.