Sell Your Baby Gear for Cash - Good Buy Gear Makes it Easy!!!
Good Buy Gear, a mom-made business from Denver, CO (now accessible nationally!) is making it super easy to make some real cash while doing something you're already doing - getting rid of your old baby gear. Stop putting it off and make some money from that old stroller!
Co-Founders Kristin Langenfeld and Jessica Crothers created Good Buy Gear to not only give moms the opportunity to shop for quality-controlled and approved, discounted baby items, but also to earn cash for selling their own outdated items, all while providing job opportunities along the way. We asked Jessica how their booming brand came to be and how it can help Moms Make Money! and she gave us the info to get you started.
How did you come up with the idea for Good Buy Gear?
Kristin and I both have young kids and were struggling with a similar problem -- she was trying to find a safe/convenient way to buy secondhand gear for her kids, and I was trying to figure out what to do with all the stuff my kids had outgrown. Kristin had a terrible experience buying a gently used BOB stroller off a trusted Facebook group and I had a basement that was becoming a dumping ground for all the stuff my kids were quickly outgrowing. We both agreed the existing solutions were frustrating and a huge time suck. After a family trip to the mountains, and a few glasses of wine spinning ideas on how to solve the problem, Good Buy Gear was born.
How does selling on Good Buy Gear work, and how much money can a mom make through your business? Any inspiring success stories about sellers?
Good Buyers enjoy the convenience of one-click buying AND front porch delivery or curbside pickup at the Good Buy Gear warehouse. Plus, all purchases are backed by our Stress-Free Guarantee. Sellers simply sign-up for a pickup or drop-off and GBG will take care of the rest -- take photos, suggest prices, generate listings, and store items until they sell. Our average seller earns $371!
We know you are located in Denver, but can moms access your products (and sell their own products) nationwide?
We have a warehouse in Denver and Dallas, with additional plans to continue expanding to new markets next year (stay tuned!). Buyers can shop from either of our warehouses online as we offer nationwide shipping on most items. We just launched a Trade-in program with buy buy BABY so parents across the country can now sell with us even if they don't live near one of our processing centers. More details on our Trade-in event can be found here: https://goodbuygear.com/pages/trade-in
Starting a business with a close friend has its benefits and challenges. What would you say to entrepreneurial moms out there thinking about going into business together?
Just because you have fun together does not mean you will have fun building a business together! Make sure you have complementary skills along with a solid mix of experience that will set you and your idea up for success. It's also a good idea to clearly outline roles and responsibilities from the beginning, and ensure you both agree. Back to the fun point, make sure you continue to have fun together even if/when the going gets tough. Continue to spend time together, doing the things you enjoy doing outside the office.
We love the idea of your GBG Wing Moms - how can someone become a Wing Mom?
We love our Wingmoms too! We have tweaked the public title to "Product Processing Specialist" to make it easier to understand the position. We have all our open positions here: https://jobs.lever.co/goodbuygear and are currently hiring in Denver and Dallas.