Charities that deal with emergencies and disaster like American Red Cross, UNICEF, and Save the Children only accept cash donations. They do not accept material items. With eShipity at your service to convert your unneeded material items into cash, now they do accept material items!
eShipity is not a charity. It is a service that allows you to donate material items to powerhouse charities that only accept cash donations. The charities listed below receive 90% of the sale price of your donated items while eShipity keeps 10%.
You pay the cost of shipping your donations to eShipity. The shipping cost and the value of your donated items are both completely tax deductible. A signed receipt will be mailed to you when your items arrive.
Read the How Do I Just Ship It? page in the main SELL STUFF category located in the header above for shipping instructions.
When your first shipment is received you will be emailed your unique donator number. Type it into the search box in the upper right corner of the page and all your donated item listings will appear.
With less than 10% overhead, these charities know how to get the most bang for their bucks and will spend 90% or more of the money (your eShipity converted material items) they receive on actual goods and services that support their missions.
If you would like to choose one of these three charities specifically or have another in mind just send an email to justshipit@eShipity.com or add a note with your package.
How Does eShipity Price Items?
eShipity researches the items you donate to determine their current online market value and prices them based on this research.
Items are for sale until they sell.
If they have not sold after 30 days the price is reduced 10%. If they have not sold after an additional 90 days the price is reduced another 10%.
What Can I Donate?
eShipity uses four item condition categories: New - Like New - Used - Salvage
You are welcome to sell any item you want as long as it is not on the list of No:
No item that is not clean.
No item that is in poor or non working condition - poor or non working salvage category items are acceptable.
No item that requires testing beyond visible inspection, charging or powering on (example: used electrical/computer parts) - salvage category items for parts or repair are acceptable.
No item of lesser value than $5 plus it's own shipping cost (the shipping cost the buyer pays when sold).
Examples: If your item has a shipping cost of about $8, then that item would need to have a sellable value of about $13. If your item has a shipping cost of $4, then that item would need to have a sellable value of about $9.
No item that is not "sale worthy". (items of extremely low demand that will just sit around for years - junk nobody wants)
No extremely fragile items that may break during shipment: glass, china, etc..
- Individual pieces valued under $100, properly packed and insured are Acceptable.
No DVDs or music CDs.
- Collectible DVD box sets and Out of Print DVDs rated below R are Acceptable.
No items that can't be verified or require a license or code: gift cards, prepaid phones, coupons, subscriptions, software, etc..
No highly valuable items that require authentication: art, watches, jewelry, etc..
- Clearly marked jewelry and watches valued under $100 are Acceptable.
No weapons, toy weapons, counterfeit items, adult items, alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
No power strips or space heaters.
No individual item weighing over 70 pounds including packaging or measuring over 108 inches in combined length and girth including packaging.
Artifacts, grave-related items, or Native American arts and crafts
Animals or wildlife products, including mounted specimens, fur coats and clothing, and ivory
Autographed items -- Autographed items with a certificate of authenticity are Acceptable
Books, including any kind of study material -- First edition books with a certificate of authenticity are Acceptable
Catalytic converters or test pipes
Child car seats
Baby or kids’ clothing -- New and like new kids' winter outerwear is Acceptable (coats, gloves, hats, boots)
Underwear, lingerie or swimwear -- New swim trunks only and brand new underwear with tags are Acceptable
Contracts, credit cards, lottery tickets, stocks or other securities
Currency -- Authentic, collectible coins are Acceptable
Embargoed goods and goods not allowed for sale in the US
Firearms, weapons, toy weapons, knives, police or military paraphernalia -- Kitchen knives are Acceptable
Government documents, including ID's, licenses or manuals -- Non-government manuals are Acceptable
Hazardous materials, including paint, cleaning solvents, detergents, batteries, fireworks, pesticides and refrigerants
Human remains or body parts
Illegal items, including stolen property, items with removed serial numbers and recalled items
Items encouraging illegal activity, including cable TV descramblers, radar scanners, traffic signal control devices, surveillance equipment, wiretapping devices, lock picking devices and mailing lists
Manufacturers’ coupons, gift cards, prepaid phones, or subscriptions
Media including VHS tapes, cassettes, music CDs and music records
Offensive material, including sexually suggestive material, ethnically or racially offensive material and Nazi memorabilia
Prescription or over the counter medical devices or drugs, including contact lenses, pacemakers and surgical instruments
Plants, seeds or tobacco
Replicas or unauthorized copies
Software or pc games that require a license code
Stamps -- Collections sold as one lot are Acceptable, but you must price them
US Postal Service mail bags, uniforms or postage meters
Used soft toys -- Collectible soft toys in new to like new condition with tags are Acceptable
- Video games rated M or above -- Games rated T and below are Acceptable