If you’re already thinking about that spring closet cleanout, make it easy on yourself. With Buffalo Exchange’s Sell By Mail program, you can spend less time selling your past fashion favorites and more time actually getting organized (or, you know, going on a sweet spring picnic)! So, without further ado, we bring you our top tips to easily sell clothes online. Within a few weeks, you could have cash or trade in your hands! No waiting in line required.
1. Request a bag now!
It’s easy to get started – just request a Sell By Mail kit! Soon, a bright yellow envelope will arrive in your mailbox. Your kit will contain a prepaid U.S.shipping bag and a helpful “How To Sell” card with all the info you need to know to sell clothes online through Buffalo Exchange.
The best part is, once you have a Sell By Mail bag on hand, you can clean out your closet at your own pace. Use getting dressed as a daily check-up for your closet. If you find that you just never reach for it or have replaced it with a new favorite, toss it in! That darling dress you bought on a whim that’s gathering dust? Into your Sell By Mail bag it goes! Before you know it, your bag will be full and your closet will be that much happier.
2. Don’t hold back
Not sure what to pack? When in doubt, don’t hold back! Whether you’re looking to clean out your fall/winter wardrobe to make room for summer staples or you just have a few things you haven’t worn recently, send ‘em in! Through Sell By Mail, we’re always looking for men’s and women’s current styles and trends, designer clothing, and everyday staples for all seasons and sizes, including plus sizes. We buy everything from your favorite jeans and tees to one-of-a-kind and vintage pieces.
3. Before you sell clothes online, give everything a last look
Every item we buy goes directly to our stores, so we look for clean items in mint condition. Before you drop your filled Sell By Mail bag off at UPS, double-check what you’ve packed. Look at your items – especially your whites – under a bright light so you can catch any items that need to be spot-treated or washed before sending them off.
As a side note, there are a few things we’re unable to purchase through Sell By Mail – children’s clothing and accessories, swimwear, maternity, intimates and undergarments, sleepwear, counterfeits, fur, bridal wear or pieces from more affordable department stores like Walmart, Kmart, Kohl’s, Sears or JCPenney. We’re also unable to take home goods like sheets and towels.
4. Drop your bag at UPS
When your Sell By Mail bag is filled and ready to go, just drop it off at any U.S.location (shipping your bag to us is free!). Then, sit back and relax! Once your bag has been delivered to us, we’ll send you an email to let you know we got it. Within 5-10 business days of receiving it, we’ll process the items in your bag, making selections based on style and condition. Within 2-4 weeks of dropping off your bag, you could have cash or store credit in your pocket. Say hello to your spring shopping spree!
5. Show me the money!
Once our buyers have looked through your bag, we’ll send over an email to let you know if we were able to purchase any of your items and you’ll be able to choose between cash or trade. You can opt for 50% of our selling price in an In-Store Trade Card (store credit that works at all Buffalo Exchange stores, excluding Buffalo Outlets) or 25% in a check or PayPal payout. After you make your selection, we’ll send out your trade card or payout within 3-5 business days. Bada boom, bada bing – a quick and easy way to sell clothes online.
6. Give back
What about the items we can’t buy? When you request your Sell By Mail kit, you can elect to donate your remaining items to a good cause or pay the $14.99 shipping cost to have them returned. Any items donated will be sold at our $1 Charity Yard Sale, which benefits charities that may not have a need for clothing but do have a need for funding! So far, through our Sell By Mail donation program, we’ve given over $7000 to various non-profit organizations, including the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, the Habitat for Humanity Habistore, and Many Mouths, One Stomach.
Ahhh, time to sit back and enjoy your fresh new closet and money in your pocket! While you’re at it, request another Sell By Mail bag so you’ll be ready to sell your clothing any time your closet starts to get too full!
Meet Our Team
Jeanette has been a loyal Buffalo for 19 years and has managed Buffalo Exchange stores from coast to coast, including our stores in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, Tucson and New York City. In 2015 she made the move from New York to head up our Sell By Mail program at Buffalo Exchange headquarters.
Brittany started out at our Tucson, Arizona store 6 years ago. She worked as a Buyer, then Associate Manager, before joining Sell By Mail in 2016.
Deandra joined our growing Sell By Mail team this past year, after working as a Buyer at our Tucson, Arizona store since 2015.
How does Buffalo Exchange determine the worth of my items?
We price items based off their desirability, age, condition and original retail value. We strive to set prices that are fair for both our shoppers and our sellers.
Through Sell By Mail we offer 25% of what we’ll sell the item for in cash (check or Paypal) or twice as much in store credit (in-store trade card). For example, if we price an item to sell at $10.00, you’ll receive $2.50 in a check or Paypal payment OR you can take $5.00 in a Store Trade Card to use at any Buffalo Exchange across the nation (excluding outlet locations).
How do I ship my Sell By Mail bag?
Once your bag is filled, drop it off at your local U.S.Store. They’ll ship it back to us at no cost to you. Be sure to ask for a drop-off receipt so you can track the package. We’ll also send you an email to let you know when it has arrived.
How do I get paid for my items?
Once your items have been processed, you’ll receive an email with your payout details (if applicable). Simply reply to the email to let us know if you would like a check, Paypal payment or a Store Trade Card. Payments will be sent to the mailing address listed on your original Bag Request. We don’t charge any fees for any of our payout options. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t hear from us! You can always reach out to us at SellByMail@bufex.com to check the status of your items.
How long does the Sell By Mail process take?
The Sell By Mail process can take up to 4 weeks from start to finish. We will stay in contact with you, via email, throughout the process. We are also available to answer any questions – just email us at SellByMail@bufex.com!