In a team meeting a few weeks ago, Leslie, Emily, Jennie, Anika and some others said, “You know what would be great - if I got notified when a seller drops the price of an item I have loved.” And so we decided to build this little nugget of a feature.
Sellers: want your buyers to come back and check your item out? Consider dropping the price, and people who have loved that item will be emailed to come check it out. And, your items will be featured on the new “Sale” tab that is prominently displayed on the site. Learn more about how you can do this here: “How do I modify an existing listing?”
Buyers: act fast when you receive these price drop emails! These items will sell fast.
So go on, and love some items! You could get lucky and score a deal on the item :)
We have been thinking hard about everything you would need to operate as effectively as possible on Threadflip. So today, I’d like to announce three new things to make your lives better.
1. Want to get your own shipping label? No problem (PSST: No more $7 fee!)
Many of you have written in over the past few months asking if there was a way for you to ship items you have sold without having to get a shipping label from Threadflip. Now you can!
When you create a new listing or when you are editing an existing product you have for sale, simply select the “Me: I’ll get the shipping label myself option” and Save your listing. When the item sells, we will give you the buyer’s shipping address so you can purchase your own USPS label with a tracking number.
Don’t forget: once you have the USPS tracking number, come back to http://threadflip.com/dashboard and enter the tracking number for that sale.
2. A new dashboard, that you can take with you on the go
Let’s be honest, the old flips page where you managed your sales was kind of a nightmare to navigate. We took all your feedback and we’ve designed a dashboard for you.
The new dashboard gives you the ability to:
Check the status of any of your Sales or any of your Purchases quickly
Print your shipping labels or enter tracking numbers for your new sales with ease
Get tracking information for any of your orders
Check your account credit and cashout with PayPal or by requesting a check
Oh, and one more thing: Anxious to know what the status of those shoes you bought? The new Threadflip Dashboard was built for you to take with you on the go on your smartphone. Visit the dashboard from your iPhone or Android device and you will get a nice mobile optimized version of the dashboard.
Where? Threadflip Dashboard, or, simply click My Orders in the top right-hand corner drop-down menu.
3. Over that sweater you bought last christmas? Sell it with 1 click.
Selling on Threadflip just got way easier. If you bought an item on Threadflip, but are looking to make some space for some new things, well, you can now do that with just 1 click.
Visit your dashboard, tap on Purchases, and simply click on the “Relist this Item!”. And that item will instantly become available in your closet for sale.
That’s all for now folks! We’ll be back very soon to announce new features for you. Stay tuned!
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we’re celebrating the women who gave us our first lessons in fashion with a look back at their best style advice!
Fashion Editor Emily and her mom Mary
“Pretty feathers make a pretty bird.”
“The prettiest thing a girl can wear is a smile.”
Brand Manager Jennie and her mom Ellen
“If you wanna wear it, wear it! More power to ya!”
My mom still has a cedar chest full of old clothes from as early as the 60s. We’ve gone through it a million times, but it’s always fun to recount her memories of each piece (in addition to making fun of some baaad style choices). Her mom made a lot of her clothes growing up, including a her prom dress. And I wear the sizes she did growing up, so I get to try all of it on! I even snagged a pair of her up-to-there denim cutoff shorts from 1978!
Visual Designer Lauren and her mom Nettie
“Wear your socks inside out! They’re more comfortable that way.”
“Perms never go out of style.”
Customer Support Rep Jacqui’s mom Kathy
“Red is a strong color. If it comes in red, buy it in red.”
Fashion Editor Leslie’s mom Tamra Kay
“You can never have too many shoes.”
“You can never have too many cardigans.”
“As long as I can wear it in the garden…”
People Operations Kelly and her mom Margie
“Never cheap out on shoes, bras or underwear. Everything else, buy on sale”
Head of Customer Support Carrie and her mom Barb
“Keep it simple and timeless so that you can wear it for the rest of your life.”
And this is not a direct quote, but… leopard on leopard on leopard. Always.
Community Manager Anika and her mom Bonnie
“Accessories are an easy way to make a simple outfit special.”
“I could make that!” - Said at many a boutique and department store about clothing and jewelry items. My mom’s a crafty one!
Wishing all the mothers in our community (including our own!) a very happy Mother’s Day! Have a mom-ism to share? Leave them in the comments below!
Hello there! You asked, we listened. Many of you in the Threadflip community have asked for the ability to make a purchase using your PayPal account instead of using a credit card. I’m happy to announce that starting today, you will have the ability to checkout with Paypal when you make a purchase through our website..
How does this work?
1. Add some items to your cart.
2. Visit your cart. Here you will see the option to “Checkout with Paypal”. Click on that button.
3. When you visit Paypal.com, sign in with your information and authorize the payment.
4. Come back to Threadflip.com and hit ‘Place Your Order’. And voila, you’re done!
We want to continue investing in a simple, trustworthy and hassle-free shopping environment for you on Threadflip. Got feedback? We’d love to hear from you.
Anand, Head of Product
PS: If you’re a seller and have a PayPal account, remember, you have the ability to cash out your account balance to your PayPal account instead of receiving a check!
Alright ladies, it’s time to get real. Like, really real. Here at TF HQ we’re working triple time to build a community of amazing women who feel comfortable buying from and selling to each other based on mutual trust and respect. But every once in a while, someone comes along who isn’t really on the same page. Maybe it’s intentional and maybe it’s not, but they’re going against our policies and giving us a serious case of the sads. “But Threadflip,” you say, “what are you talking about?” Here are two examples:
A buyer approaches you about an item you have listed and asks you to send it to an international address in exchange for payment via Moneygram. You send your item but the Moneygram never arrives.
You place an order with a seller. She then messages you, letting you know she only conducts business via PayPal. You agree and send the funds but the item never shows up.
“Wait… Moneygram? PayPal?” you say, “That doesn’t sound right!” Well, it isn’t. Users directing transactions off Threadflip via these methods violate our Terms and Conditions which could result in their accounts being placed on-hold or even removed altogether. When users take transactions off our site, Threadflip no longer has any involvement and both parties are no longer protected under our policies and are at risk to lose money and/or their items with no hope of either being returned. Sounds terrible, right?
So spread the word, lovelies! We’re a sweet bunch but we’re prepared to get tough on the bad guys. If you come across a user attempting to take your money or your items off Threadflip, holler! Our capes are on and we’re ready to vanquish the villains to keep TF the best place to buy and sell your fabulous fashions! :)
We’re often asked, ‘How can I make sure that gals in the community are finding my awesome items?’. Great question, right? So we’ve put together a list of easy actions that we suggest sellers take to make the most of their Threadflip experience!
First, leverage your existing networks! Chances are you’re on Facebook, or Twitter, or Instagram, or Pinterest, or Tumblr, or Vine or any combination of the many social platforms out there. What better way to boost your closet’s visibility than to promote it to people who are already interested in what you have to share? You’ll find our social sharing buttons after listing an item or on your item’s page below the cover photo. It’s easy and can boost your sales up to 300%! Visit your closet to get started!
Next, make a friend or 500! One of the best things about Threadflip is our community of wonderful, stylish girls. Liking and commenting on items and following users is a great way to connect with other Threadflippers with similar tastes to your own and bring more eyes (and followers) to your closet!
Finally, like we always say, stay tuned! Our team’s looking forward to introducing new community features to share your items to your followers and the feed! Follow us on Twitter to stay in the know! :)
Here at TF HQ we have lots of love for our girl Mother Nature! In anticipation of Earth Day tomorrow, here are a few ways to lead a more stylishly sustainable life:
- Shop pre-loved threads. There are so many vintage and contemporary gems just waiting to be discovered!
- Know where your clothes come from. Was the manufacturing process eco-friendly?
- Upcycle! Tailor or DIY pieces that have potential but don’t get any wear in their current state. Check out our friend Brit’s blog for some fun ideas.
- Buy for quality. Disposing of less threads = less trash piling up in our landfills.
- And of course, donate or flip items that no longer fit you to give them a chance in another closet!
Are you a conscious consumer? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks!
We obsess over their sense of style and covet their wardrobes so the chance to shop their closets is a dream come true! Meet six of our favorite fashion bloggers on Threadflip and peruse their virtual racks. We’re sure you’ll find something to love!
Erica - LP Fashion Philosophy
This cool Brooklyn chick mixes high street pieces with vintage finds for a city girl look we love. Expect to find statement-making outerwear and must-have shoes!
Meanz - Koi Story
Prints designer Meanz has an amazing collection of patterned threads (hello, cat print!) in her overflowing closet. An added bonus - hand-studded denim vests and cutoffs by the blogger herself!
Stacey - Devore Le Beau Monstre
Part street smart, part sweetheart, Stacey’s style strikes the perfect balance between edgy and feminine. From 70’s bohemian to 90’s grunge we’re in love with her threads!
Simonett - Miami Style Mafia
Sun, fun and sequins sound like the Miami motto, right? MSM blogger Simonett’s closet is like a ray of sunshine in our lives with her warm weather threads. Vacation, anyone?
Jinna - Grease and Glamour
For most of you Threadflippers, Jinna’s face is a familiar one. The super seller’s closet is an office fave - contemporary and vintage pieces in perfect harmony, what’s not to love!
Erica - The Style Minx
The perfect tailored blazer - Erica’s got it. That slinky dress for a weekend date - Erica’s got that too! With a closet full of wardrobe-making pieces, it’s a wonder how we ever got by without her!
If you’ve ever visited our Instagram, you’ve seen that we’re quite fond of our furry friends here at Threadflip HQ. So we’ve been thinking, why not give our precious pooches the same opportunity at a stylish wardrobe that us girls have? So… drumroll please… we’re excited to introduce Fido’s Threads! Your destination for Sid-sized fashion for complete Mommy and me looks! Read on for all the details: