Bagsy: Refining Children's Clothing Resale
Bagsy has filled the need for effortless consignment and offers an easy way to monetize your child's closet. When Bagsy began in June 2015, the original three partners operated the e-commerce startup from a playroom in one of their homes onLookout Mountain, Tenn. Fast forward to today and the firm has moved into its second warehouse space simply to keep up with customer demand.
"Children grow quickly and purchasing a new wardrobe each year is not cheap. We have each benefited from hand-me-downs and we've all shared outgrown clothes with our friends' children. We thought, 'Wouldn't it be nice if there was an easy way to sell those gently used garments? Moms are busier than ever and no one has the time for traditional consignment,'" said Bagsy Cofounder and strategic investor,Lauren Templeton.
of launching, they began looking for larger space and moved into a 2000 square foot space in Chattanooga. , they moved again due to space constraints and doubled the storage. Bagsy now resides in the INCubator, a 127,000 square foot startup facility located in the Hamilton County Business Development Center in downtown Chattanooga.
So, what's the process? Simply signup online at ShopBagsy.com, and request a free Bagsy Consignment bag. Fill the bag with your clean, good condition, gently used children's clothes and give the sealed bag to your postman. Bagsy covers the return shipping and takes care of the rest: pricing, photographing, and listing your items online. When an item sells, the seller gets 50% of the sale price. It's left up to the seller whether they cash out via PayPal or use the funds as Bagsy credit.
For shoppers, Bagsy provides a well-curated selection of classic children's clothing. Consignments are limited to higher end brands including: Alice Kathleen, Florence Eiseman, Busy Bees, kate & libby,Beaufort Bonnet, Lilly Pulitzer, Bella Bliss, Hannah Kate and heirloom designer Pieces by Tam. Inventory changes daily so the best way to keep up with what's available is to sign up for the Bagsy newsletter atShopBagsy.com or follow them on Facebook.
"Bagsy provides busy moms with a simple and convenient vehicle to sell their children's clothes and we reach a national target audience and multiple e-commerce marketplaces," said Jenny Stickley, Bagsy Cofounder. "Bagsy is a trusted intermediary. Bagsy ensures quality, condition, payment, and delivery."
When clothes do not fit the listing criteria or do not sell after the 6-month consignment period, Bagsy has the perfect solution. The items can be donated to a charitable partner allowing the clothes to reach those in need. Consignors have the option to elect return service or donation.
Through effortless consignment, adorable classic southern looks, and charitable giving, Bagsy has truly refined resale.