We have two convenient ways to sell baby items & kid gear.
First, we currently offer our premier Curbside Service in the San Francisco Bay Area. This service is great for large gear items and large quantities of toys, games, clothing, and baby gear that can be packed in bags or boxes.
Second, for smaller stashes of used baby items & kid gear, we offer a Cleanout Box. With this service, if you live anywhere in the continental U.S., we’ll send you a pre-paid shipping label so you can send your gently used toys and gear to us in a medium-sized box. We aren't currently able to offer this service in Hawaii or Alaska - our apologies.
Absolutely! We hope you'll send other toys and baby gear. In fact, we aren't able to provide shipping labels for just one or two items. Please fill your box with anything listed in the FAQ about types of items we accept.
We accept most baby and kid items in our PlanToys Cleanout Box. Keep in mind the size limit, as the box should not be larger than 24X15X12."
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can take advantage of our curbside pickup service for larger gear items.
A few things we don’t accept: Boppy loungers, baby bathtubs, or crib mattresses (unless New or Like-New and with a crib), large furniture items like changing tables.
Here's a list of items we do accept:
Clothing NB - 6 (Better-brand items in New, Like-new or Excellent condition.)
Pack n’ Plays
Shoes (in new, like-new condition)
Strollers – models no older than 6 years and certain brands (check with us)
Toys of almost every variety
A note about stuffed animals:
We do accept certain plush toys. But they must be in New or Like-new condition and from these brands: Disney, JellyCat, Gund, Blabla, or Miyoni. If you would like to sell baby plush toys from other brands, check with us before including them in your consignment box.
We accept New, Like-New, and Excellent condition items.
That means items that have been lightly used. Or if they are well-used, they've been very well cared for. So for instance, used toys, books, games, and baby gear that are excessively worn, chipped, excessively dirty, non-operative, recalled, or missing pieces are not accepted for consignment with TOYCYCLE. Clothing that shows significant wear, pilling, fraying, stains, or tears is not accepted. Note that we use studio lighting to inspect all items, so please check your clothing for light stains before consigning.
Note: We charge a handling fee if we have to sort through a lot of unfit items. If you are unsure whether your items are fit for resale, you can contact us for a quick consultation - email@example.com.
We’re really pleased to be able to lift the burden of selling outgrown baby and kids’ stuff from the shoulders of busy moms. And what mom isn’t a busy mom?
How much you make depends on what you have to sell. We have families who consign one or two big-ticket items, like strollers, high chairs, or bassinets. And we have families who consign literally carloads of lesser-value items like clothing, toys, and books.
Our Variable Payout Scale is based on each item’s value and lets you earn more for higher-value items.
$300 – up, you keep 80%
$200 – $300 you keep 70%
$100 – $200 you keep 60%
$50 – $100 you keep 50%
$30 - $50 you keep 40%
$20 – $30 you keep 30%
$10 - $20 you keep 20%
Under $10 you keep 15%
All of the above percentages are based on cash payouts once your items sell in our online consignment store. Add an additional 15% to your total payout if you choose a store credit.
When your items sell, you choose how to get paid – cash, store credit, or donation of your earnings to charity.
When you sell baby stuff or kid gear, with us, your first service is free.
For subsequent services, there is no upfront payment. When your items sell, we will deduct a small fee between $3-$12. This fee covers the cost of the subsequent curbside pick-up of all your items, or subsequent prepaid box labels.
• $6 for a subsequent Cleanout box after the first free box
• $12 for a follow up Curbside Pick-up after the first free pick-up
Our Basic Service includes:
• Inspection, quick clean, photographs, product research, product descriptions, pricing and listing of your items, as well as storing them until they sell.
• Marketing your items to our customers across the United States
• All online payment processing fees
• The cost of all shipping supplies and postage
Other Potential Fees for Occasional or Infrequent Services
Don’t have time to clean your stuff? While we prefer that consignors give us items that are clean, we understand that not all families have the time to clean all their stuff. So, in order to make this process as effortless as possible for you, we provide a deep cleaning service in addition to basic consignment. We quick clean all products as a part of our Basic Service, but if your items require deep cleaning, we will deduct a fee of between $5-$30 based on the number of items and the time and effort involved. In other words, the fee is deducted from your earnings. Additionally, it is most commonly applied to strollers and high chairs.
With certain products, we can do repairs or acquire a replacement part if necessary. When we have to do repairs, we will deduct from earnings a fee of $5-$25 based on the time involved to make the repair. For replacement parts, we will deduct the cost of the part as well as the cost of time involved to order and install it. Also, note that not all repairs are possible, so please consult with us in advance regarding any repairs your items may need.
We test all products prior to listing. If we have to install batteries in order to test a product, we will deduct from earnings between $1-5 for replacement batteries, depending on the size and quantity needed. Toys will generally only incur a $1 fee; baby swings may incur a $5 fee as they often take 4 size D batteries.
Infrequent Disposal Fee
Infrequently, consignment boxes or pickups contain a preponderance of items that clearly do not meet our stated expectations – for example are obviously stained, broken or have missing parts. These may be assessed a $10-25 handling and disposal fee. So please consign only items in excellent condition that you would consider purchasing yourself! Note, however, that you will not be assessed a fee if a small number of your items are rejected due to less obvious issues.
One of the time-consuming tasks when selling used items is determining a price that prospective buyers will be willing to pay.
At Toycycle we use a formula for pricing the products we sell in our online consignment store. First, where possible we determine the retail price of the item when purchased new. If an item is not currently available, we look for like items to find comparable pricing.
Then we browse other marketplaces to see what the same or similar items are selling for used and in what condition. Typically, if it makes sense, we price items in excellent condition at 45% off retail. New items in original packaging or with original tags may be priced at 60-70% of retail. Items that are still in very good condition but have minor flaws are priced between 30-35% of retail. Items that are too damaged or worn to warrant even 30% of retail pricing are not accepted. These items will be disposed of or in some cases donated to charity.
Items that cannot be listed or are not sold within 180 days will be donated to a local non-profit that supports families in need.
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about how to sell baby stuff and kid gear! Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As a consignor with Toycycle, once you register and we've confirmed your items are acceptable, we’ll schedule your pick-up or send you a shipping label. Once we have your item, we'll begin to prepare them for listing in our online store. The inspection, cleaning, photographing, research, and listing can take a week or two. Items that do not pass our inspection and are not able to be listed for sale are sorted out during this period.
Once your items have been listed, you’ll be able to log into your account and go to your own personal dashboard. You’ll see all of your items and their status listed there. You can track sales and request a payout at any time.
We keep your items listed for as long as we are able. If they don’t sell during that time, they will be donated to charity.
When your items sell, you'll have the choice of receiving your earnings in cash or store credit. You can also choose to donate your earnings to support global reforestation.
We currenlty offer cash payouts via PayPal or Venmo. If you choose store credit, we'll email you an electronic coupon that you can apply to any purchase at checkout.
You can send your items in any medium-size used shipping box. Our size limit is 24X15X12". If you have larger items, please let us know so we can arrange for a special shipping label.