We're a very proud Kidizen today!! A local station, 12TV, wanted to hear from one of you – a real live mom who uses our app– and Randi (aka Violet's Closet) stepped forward to say a few things. Thank you for the glowing review, Randi! We feel incredibly honored.
Channel 12: If you think planning a garage sale or getting items ready for a big sale is just too much work, this next story could be for you. You can now buy and sell kid's clothing in the palm of your hand by using a simple app. Reporter Shannon Slatton explains how it saves time and money in today's Money Savers.
Shannon Slatton: Big sales, like Just Between Friends, can net you cash for gently used kid's clothes. Sales like this are known for providing kid's quality clothes at reasonable prices. But preparing and tagging your merchandise for sales like this can be a lot of work.
Randi: Tagging JBF clothes to sell takes so much time. It's unreal. Lots of clothes.
Shannon Slatton: Now moms like Randi Pivec can buy or sell quality kid's clothes.
Randi: So, there's alerts.
Shannon Slatton: All in the palm of their hand.
Randi: I lay on the floor, I snap a couple pictures and create a description, and then it pops up right there.
Shannon Slatton: A new app called Kidizen lets you buy and sell kid's clothes all on your iPhone.
Randi: The quality is just so much better. It's going to hold up better. And then I know I can resell it for almost the same price I bought it for.
Shannon Slatton: The app launched in December and already has more than 10,000 users.
Randi: I have filters here.
Shannon Slatton: Moms like Randi who want to pay less for high-end brands.
Randi: For the same price, I can get so many more clothes. And because kids grow out of them so fast, they hardly get any wear on them.
Shannon Slatton: Posting an item using only your iPhone is simple and only takes a few minutes.
Randi: I would put it for 4 or 5. It's Gymboree, it's good quality.
Shannon Slatton: When the item sells...
Randi: Actually bought this on Kidizen.
Shannon Slatton: ...you are responsible for shipping it.
Randi: They're always growing.
Shannon Slatton: All transactions happen through PayPal.
Randi: The app, it tells you exactly how much you make.
Shannon Slatton: Kidizen makes 7%. You earn the rest.
Randi: I sell it for almost what I buy it for, so it's like this constant cycle. I use all the money... when I sell my clothes, I use that money to buy new clothes.
Shannon Slatton: Kidizen makes buying and selling kid's clothes easier and more lucrative than a garage sale.
Though Randi says it's also a lot more fun.
Randi: If I have any free time, or like when I'm eating lunch, constantly going through Kidizen looking for anything I might want because it's so fun.
Shannon Slatton: In Crystal, Shannon Slatton, 12 News.
Channel 12: The Kidizen app is free and available right now for iPhone only.