Recently we were happy to announce that thredUP was among 6 resale sites that help you make some money. And today we are ready to present you the interview with ThredUp president Anthony Marino. We invite you to read it with us.
The online secondhand marketplace is based on a model that serves both suppliers and customers: Suppliers are able to send in their items free of cost and get paid for them, while buyers have access to an inventory that is always growing and changing, with products listed for significantly less than traditional retail.
“We make it super easy for suppliers, and we communicate those messages around the satisfaction of cleaning out. I mean, you don’t have to go further than your Netflix home screen to see Marie Kondo’s program, so this is very much in the consciousness. People want to live better, and it doesn’t just mean saving money; it also means clearing out the weight that our possessions can bring us. I don’t want to get too philosophical, but that is the core message to suppliers: Doing good and cleaning out their home, and putting a little money in their pocket in the process is almost too good.”
“I think customers, particularly the next generation of customers, are trying to figure out how to scratch their itch for consumption without feeling guilty about it,” said ThredUp president Anthony Marino. “We don’t want to give up things, but if we can instead do them in a way that we can feel a little bit better about, it helps.”
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