Jennifer Springman was a mom of two young kids who were rapidly growing out of their clothes and shoes. She found herself constantly looking for a way to keep up with the demand of these items while staying on budget.
“I just couldn’t find affordable prices on kids’ items in the Waco area,” Springman said. “I also found other moms had the same dilemma.”
She then researched and became aware of a franchise named “Once Upon a Child.”
“I love that we are able to offer affordable prices for kids’ items as well as a family-friendly atmosphere,” she said. “With our store’s layout being organized by sizes and colors, along with friendly and knowledgeable staff, we believe that our customers will be provided with an easy, fun, and affordable shopping experience.”
Not only are the prices much less than those at big box department stores, but customers can also trade in their children’s gently-used clothing, shoes, toys, equipment, books, puzzles and games for cash while saving on tax as well.
“People really like being able to get something for their items right away,” Springman said. “They don’t have to consign and wait until it sells.”
And you don’t need an appointment to make sell.
“We buy all seasons all day. We’re even open on Sundays,” she said.
Springman chose to go into business with Once Upon a Child because of their proven background.
“There are more than 300 (Once Upon a Child) locations across the world,” Springman said. “OUAC encourages their customers to bring in their clothing freshly-laundered and lying in a box or tote.”
The more customers buy and sell at the store, the more discounts they receive with Once Upon a Child’s rewards program.
Not only is the resale shop passionate about giving back to their customers, but they are also passionate about giving back to the community.
“We partner with CareNet Pregnancy Center,” she said. “We fundraise and donate to them.”
The shop owner said she appreciates all of the customers who have brought in items in the past, and she encourages others to come by to see their recently-expanded space.
For more information about Once Upon a Child, visit onceuponachildwaco.com or call 254-265-6237.
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Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of two energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys running around with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects and home decor.