What items are accepted to trade-in?

The following Tea Collection items in new or gently-used condition are accepted as part of the trade in program:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Tops
  • Bottoms
  • Rompers
  • Sweaters
  • Hoodies
  • Jackets
  • Swimwear (two piece must include both pieces)
  • Sleepwear (complete set only)

Please note that items must be clean and in very good condition with no missing brand or size tags. Items must also be free from stains, holes, fading, excess wash wear, and odors. See below for exclusions and additional notes.

 

Items that are not accepted include the following:

  • Hats/accessories
  • Bodysuits
  • Bloomers without a matching dress
  • Single pajama top or bottom
  • Incomplete baby sets
  • Any item that has stains, holes, fading, excess wash wear, odors, or is dirty.

 

What do I receive in exchange for sending the items?

Tea Collection is offering $5 off your order on teacollection.com for each accepted item. Your $5 off trade in codes apply only to new arrivals items and can be combined with site promotions. There is no limit to the number of trade in codes you can use on your order. However, trade in codes will only apply towards full priced items in your cart. They will not be applied towards sets, sale, clearance, and final sale items. See the email you received from Tea Collection that contains your codes for more information including the expiration date. 

 

How do I trade in my Tea Collection items?

You have the option to mail your items to us or take your trade-ins to a participating retail store. 

 

Where can I drop off Tea Collection items in-person?

The following are retail locations that can accept Tea trade ins:

 

Picket Fences

1003 West 34th Street

Austin, TX 78705

 

Goldenbug Kids

1803 Fourth Street

Berkeley, CA 94710

 

Shower Me With Love

4845 Ashley Park Lane

Charlotte, NC 28210

 

VillaVilleKula

8419 Germantown Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19118

 

Fiddlesticks

540 Hayes Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

 

Once you arrive at the retail store location with your trade in items, you’ll need to give a sales associate your trade in ID. You can find the trade in ID in the email you received after you filled out the trade in form

 

How do I mail my items?

You can purchase a shipping label online from USPS or any other carrier of your choice. We also recommend Sendle for a carbon neutral shipping option with pricing as low as $4.44. 

 

To mail items in, use the following address:

 

Kidizen, Inc. 

PO Box 131810

Saint Paul, MN 55113-9998

 

To ensure we have the information needed to process your trade-ins, we ask that you print out a copy of your trade in form that was emailed to you after submitting your trade in request and include it in the package. If you don’t have a printer, you can simply write your name and trade in ID (provided in the email) on a piece of paper and include it with your items.  

 

What are some pro tips for purchasing a shipping label?

We highly recommend purchasing your shipping online either through USPS or Sendle to get the best rate. Pricing at USPS retail locations typically is more expensive. USPS and Sendle tend to offer the best pricing for packages under 1lb. If you don't have a scale at home, we recommend using Sendle, since they offer the following flat rates based on a wider range of weights:

 

<0.5Ib = $4.44

<1lb = $6.54

<5lbs = $10.43

<10lbs = $18.36

<20lbs = $26.26

 

Plus, if you are within 1400 miles of Minneapolis, MN, your pricing through Sendle is even less. If you don't use Sendle for your shipping we recommend USP or FedEx for packages that are over 1lb. 

 

What should I use for packaging?

We strongly encourage you to reuse any packaging materials you have from shipments you’ve previously received because it’s the most eco-friendly option! Do you have an Amazon poly mailer or box? Perfect! Just be sure to remove the old shipping label or place your shipping label so that it covers the prior label.  

 

What condition do the items need to be?

In order to receive credit, items must be in new or gently used condition. We do not accept brands other than Tea Collection or items that have holes, stains, fading, or excessive wear.

 

How many items can I trade-in?

You can trade in as many items as you'd like, so long as they meet the condition requirements stated above. 

 

What happens to items that aren’t accepted?

Items received that are not accepted will be donated to a partner charity and will not be returned to the sender.

 

If my items are donated, is the donation tax deductible?

Since we are not a charitable organization, your clothing donation is not tax deductible.

 

What happens to the items once they are dropped off or mailed in?

If you mail in your items, we will match up the name and address used for the return address and/or the form included in the package with the information you provided in the trade in form

 

If you drop off your items at a participating retailer, we will use the trade in number to match up your items with the information you provided in the form. Tea Collection will then receive the information needed in order to email you your offer code(s) based on the number of items accepted. 

 

Please allow 2-4 weeks from the time the items are received in order for us to process your trade-ins and send you your offer code(s). 

 

When do I receive my Tea Collection offer codes?

Tea Collection will send the code(s) to you via email within 4 weeks from the time in which we receive your items. If more than 4 weeks have passed from the time you dropped off your items or tracking shows your package was delivered, please contact tearewear@kidizen.com.