Schools Marketplace

What we used in building our peer to peer school uniform marketplace using Sharetribe.

Categories

  • KINDER
  • ELEMENTARY/PRIMARY
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • HIGH SCHOOL
  • TERTIARY

Order Types

  • Sell School Uniform
  • Barter/Trade Uniforms
  • Request Uniform
  • School – Lost Property
  • School – Uniform Shop

Listing fields & filters

  • School Name Text
  • Item/s (condition) Dropdown
    • New, Excellent, Good, Fair, Varied
  • Uniform (season) Dropdown
    • Any Season, Summer & Winter, Summer, Winter
  • Uniform (item/s) Checkbox group
    • Blazer, Jacket / Jumper, Dress / Blouse / Skirt / Kilt, Shirt / Polo / Sports, Pants / Shorts / Sports, Knee Socks / Sports, Hat / Tie, School Bag, Other Uniform Items
  • Uniform (gender) Checkbox group
    • Female, Male, Unisex
  • Item (delivery) Checkbox group
    • Pick up, Post, Meet at school
  • Uniform (size/s) Checkbox group
    • Size 4-6, Size 8-10, Size 12-14, Size 16-18, Size 20+, Ext

Signup info

Hello! Thank you for signing up to School Uniform Search.

We’re excited to have you around and genuinely want to help you get your school uniforms sold or help you if you want to sell your second-hand uniform.

Need more info? Check the menu for more information about us and see how it works.

 

Welcome Email Content

Thanks for joining School Uniform Search. We’re excited to have you onboard!

School Uniform Search is an open marketplace where we make it easy for you to sell school uniforms & make requests for second-hand school uniforms.

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For Buyers

Within the marketplace, there are three distinct categories for buyers:

SELL SCHOOL UNIFORM – browse second-hand school uniforms
BARTER/TRADE UNIFORMS – barter or trade uniforms between families
REQUEST UNIFORM – make a request for the uniform item you need i.e. Need Winter Skirt

To make contact

Search our listings by item name, school name or location
Purchase an item
Discuss the best time for meeting, collection or delivery

Want to list your second hand uniform?
Find out How It Works for people wanting to sell for free on School Uniform Search.

Happy schooling,
From Rich & the School Uniform Search Team

 

About Page

Welcome to School Uniform Search

School Uniform Search was started with the intention of making the process easier for buying & selling school uniforms within the school community.

Questions

What is School Uniform Search?
School Uniform Search is a peer to peer marketplace where you can buy or sell school uniforms.

How is School Uniform Search different to other classifieds sites or online school shops?
Unlike classifieds sites, we offer a highly personalised, transparent marketplace that has been designed to find items quickly. We have also decided to build our site without the need for listing fees or annual fees as we don’t want school parents & caregivers paying for a listing that may not sell.

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Members

Who can join School Uniform Search?
If you’re over 18 and part of the school community, you’re in the right place.

What are the fees for listing on School Uniform Search?
There are no fees for listing on School Uniform Search. We may look for sponsored and patrons to sustain the marketplace in the future but, for now, our aim is to keep the marketplace free for as long as possible.

What can be listed on School Uniform Search?
You can list anything that is classified as legal, safe and PG-13. Members of Great Freelancers can flag inappropriate or spam content and content can be altered or deleted at the discretion of our team. If in doubt about your listing, contact us.

Where can I find beautiful photos for my listing?
We do prefer for you to use your own photos for your listings but also understand that not everyone is a photographer (including our founder). Check out Unsplash & Pexels if you need royalty-free images for your listing.

How does bartering/trading work on School Uniform Search?
Bartering, by it’s very nature, is messy & personal. How you value something, how to exchange things & the best way to complete a transaction are all difficult. The bartering/trading part of this marketplace is a joyful experiment in sharing your skills in a less-controlled way. If you’re brave, add a bartering listing (ensuring you add suggestions for items that would benefit your life).

What are the tax implications of bartering/trading?
Firstly, we recommend that you get professional tax advice around bartering. The IRS now requires barter exchanges to be reported as per the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982. Barter exchanges are considered taxable revenue by the IRS and must be reported on a 1099-B form. According to the IRS, “The fair market value of goods and services exchanged must be included in the income of both parties.

Other countries, though, do not have the reporting requirement that the U.S. does concerning proceeds from barter transactions, but taxation is handled the same way as a cash transaction. If one barters for a profit, one pays the appropriate tax; if one generates a loss in the transaction, they have a loss. Bartering for business is also taxed accordingly as business income or business expense. Many barter exchanges require that one register as a business.

I’ve got another question…
Great! We’re all ears!

We love our supporters!

This is a section to showcase the wonderful people, websites and companies that have shown us great love and have supported our business.

 

How It Works page

School Uniform Search is an open marketplace where we make it easy for you to sell school uniforms & make requests for second-hand school uniforms.

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For Buyers

Within the marketplace, there are three distinct categories for buyers:

SELL SCHOOL UNIFORM – browse second-hand school uniforms
BARTER/TRADE UNIFORMS – barter or trade uniforms between families
REQUEST UNIFORM – make a request for the uniform item you need i.e. Need Winter Skirt

To make contact

Search our listings by item name, school name or location
Purchase an item
Discuss the best time for meeting, collection or delivery

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For Sellers

Within the marketplace, there are two distinct categories for sellers:

SELL SCHOOL UNIFORM – sell your second-hand school uniform
BARTER/TRADE UNIFORMS – barter or trade uniforms between families

To list your items

Sign up, create your profile
Create a new listing
Promote & share your listing with your family, friends and social groups
Sell your uniforms

Find out more about why School Uniform Search is a different kind of uniform marketplace

Creating an editorial calendar in Podio

This week I created an editorial schedule for a client in Podio. The main benefits to their business was:

  • A place to store ideas, drafts and pre-approved and finished work in one Podio app
  • A way to track the progress of a piece of content in Podio and have multiple people work on the one item
  • A way to track in Podio the time that content takes to produce
  • The best way I’ve found to get all staff involved in the creation of content for social media, blog posts, website pages and client marketing content.

How incentives get in the way of change

I once worked for a large financial services firm as a contractor. It was there that I met Reg (name changed). If you had to sum up Reg’s responsibilities, it was to produce a set amount of work, attend two meetings and notify people of the latest industry news.

He had his set weekly work done in around 10 hours, meetings took 4 hours and the industry update took him 30 minutes to compile. 14.5 hours per week. My job was to help boost output but it wouldn’t be from people like Reg who had no incentive to change.

So we did the dance around the subject. I listened to the delicate art of making what is quick sound way too technical for most people. I listened to a person who desperately wanted to keep his lifestyle and work at his current level.

My job wasn’t to get Reg to produce more but to provide help. It was an eye-opener to see how he had no incentive to produce more and had to work so hard to stay exactly where he was. Probably a big reason that I’m a freelancer, an entrepreneur and a business owner.

Handling change

What I’ve learnt today about creating change in people’s processes:

  • Be understanding. Seriously, be empathic and accept that people are so filled with information that they need to turn the huge ship of their habits and processes around to start seeing things the way you see them.
  • Nurture people into new habits. Working with a PM system, I have some extra notifications that are triggered that outline how to do a task. It takes one click to remove the notification but it’s like the training wheels that make the process easier for those who are rushed and overwhelmed.
  • Work on one system at a time. It took someone years to learn a system so they know it backwards. Give them the time to learn one new system then build on this courage to change next month as they start to get the taste for a more streamlined process.