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Turn unwanted stuff into charity donations - World of Books

Turn unwanted stuff into charity donations

We’ve partnered with Ziffit, a free web and app service, that instantly values books, games, DVDs and CDs and the trade value can be donated directly to your good cause. This is a quick and easy way for your supporters to raise funds without it costing them a penny.

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With the free Ziffit app, your supporters can donate their stuff in four easy steps

Step 1 - Enter the barcode

Download the Ziffit app, scan the barcodes of your products and get an instant value

Step 2 - Complete the online trade

Select your chosen charity at checkout and pack up your unwanted goodies

Step 3 - Use Ziffit's free courier

Use Ziffit's free courier* or drop-off service to send your items, free of charge

Step 4 - Value of your items will donated to your VMG page

The value of your items will be donated to your chosen charity

Get the Ziffit app

Turn your smartphone into a donation-driving, clutter-clearing, barcode scanner!

Get it on Google Play
Download on the App Store

What your fundraisers can do

Fundraisers can declutter their home and donate their unwanted items through their unique Ziffit link, which can be found on their fundraising page:

Click on Donate your Stuff to...

They can easily share their link with friends, family and colleagues and challenge them to #DeclutterAndDonate to help them reach their fundraising target.

"We recently used Ziffit as a school fundraiser to encourage our school community to declutter and donate to help raise much needed funds for the school. It was really easy for us to promote to parents/our school community given all the downloadable promotional materials on Virgin Money Giving. As a result we raised over £334. I’d highly recommend any school/charity using Ziffit to help raise funds. We plan to do one or two of these throughout the year."

Tracey Chair of Friends of St Stephen’s C of England Primary School

St. Stephens - Friends of St. Stephens

Charity Ziffit FAQs

No, these trades will automatically be processed by Ziffit and added to your supporters fundraising page.

Each fundraising page has its own unique link so the donation will go on to which ever page the donor has clicked through to Ziffit from.

Not at this stage (we’re working on it) but you will still have details of the donor.

If the donor elects to gift aid the donation Virgin Money Giving will claim Gift Aid.

100% of the donation (value of the trade) goes to the charity, so DCF doesn’t apply.

The trade value will be split across the charities as per a ‘normal’ donation.

Like a normal donation. On the trading journey the donor will be given the option to leave a message and their name.

Yes, they can leave a message when processing their trade through Ziffit.

Normal, unless they say in their donation message.

Yes. Supporters can easily scan their unwanted items using the Ziffit app and choose to donate the value of their trade to your charity at the checkout.

Ziffit FAQs

Ziffit is a really easy way to trade in your old Books, Games, DVDs and CDs. It’s quick and easy for you to get cash for your stuff (which can be turned into donations) and it is completely free.

You can trade in your books, games, DVDs and CDs in one easy to manage trade. Ziffit are unable to accept PC games unfortunately and can only accept books that have an ISBN number.

It's simple! Your books, games, DVDs and CDs all have a barcode on the cover. Simply locate the barcode and type all of the numerical digits above or under the barcode into the search box.

Ziffit can only accept items with a barcode number, this is a unique 10 or 13 digit number used to catalogue saleable goods.

Or you can download the Ziffit app and easily scan barcodes using the camera on your phone.

We understand that people may have some concerns about the safety of trading items online in regards to Coronavirus. The information provided by the NHS is "it's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food". Ziffit are working to fulfil all trades as usual.

As social distancing is ever-more important, some Collect+ locations are having to shut their doors. So that you can continue to use Ziffit for as long as possible, they have reduced their courier collection weight requirements so that the majority of trades will be collected from your home. To qualify for free DPD contact-free collection service your trade will need to weigh a minimum of 5kg (this is around the weight of 15 average paperback books).

Your trade can be collected for FREE. To qualify for free DPD contact-free collection service your trade will need to weigh a minimum of 5kg (this is around the weight of 15 average paperback books).

Or send your trade in using their Free Collect + service, just find your most convenient Collect+ Store and drop it in. There are over 5000 Collect+ shops nationwide and chances are there's one within a mile of where you are now. You'll be given a receipt for your package, remember to keep this safe for proof of postage.

Yes, to qualify for this FREE courier service your trade just needs to weigh at least 5kg.

If you have a printer – great! You’ll be able to print off all the information needed for your packaging at home. If not, that’s fine too. All you need to do is write your trade number, supplied at checkout, on your package. Ziffit’s courier partners will take care of the rest.

The minimum number of items you can send in a trade is 10, or less if the value is over £5. There is no limit on how many items you can send.

*To qualify for free DPD contact-free collection service your trade will need to weigh a minimum of 5kg (this is around the weight of 15 average paperback books).

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