The resale market is still growing fast, and this evolution affects your business. A new survey reveals that purchases of pre-owned goods are expected to increase next year. Most survey responders (62 percent) said clothing is most likely to be purchased from the resale market. Furthermore, attracting more resellers to invest in their business or sell their items with consignment stores.
Consignment businesses are extending the life cycle of clothing, changing the way consumers shop, and making the fashion industry more sustainable. They’re also creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs and workers.
Business like Swap.com is transforming the resale industry to inspire a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first.
What’s Swap Consignment?
Founded in 2012, Swap is one of the biggest online consignment platforms for buying and selling women’s, men’s, and kids’ apparel. The company is based in Rocky Mount, NC, and was recently recognized by one of the most innovative e-tailers in the industry of consignment & thrift. Swap started as a marketplace for buyers and sellers of used clothes focusing on kid’s apparel.
Today the company adds thousands of new second-hand items for all styles. Swap has grown a ton since 2012, with over 2 million unique items from more than 10,000 brands and thousands of items shipped daily.
Doing good is good business
In addition to offering the best for clients and sellers, Swap’s mission is to save pre-owned items from landfill. Buying and selling second-hand clothing is an environmentally friendly practice. It is one way to make fashion more sustainable and reduce water and energy consumption. The fashion industry is one of the largest users of water worldwide. It is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions, according to a report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
The fashion industry is a major contributor to water pollution and climate change significantly impacts the environment
Swap is online only so that you can shop from anywhere, anytime. Swap sells high-quality second-hand items, but at the same time very affordable with an amazing return policy.
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