Walmart Announces Partnership with thredUP

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Scoring a great deal from one of our favorite brands can be such a thrill. thredUP has become the leading re-commerce platform for fashion and accessories at mass market prices. Now, Walmart is entering the popular fashion resale market for the first time through a strategic partnership with this popular resale brand.

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Walmart’s partnership with thredUP will allow customers shopping on Walmart’s website to shop items that have been carefully evaluated and hand-selected by thredUP’s professional buyers across women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, footwear and handbags from popular national brands not previously available at Walmart.

“thredUP’s Resale-as-a-Service platform was built to meet consumers where they are and make it easy for retailers to offer customizable resale experiences. After spending the past decade becoming the world’s largest resale marketplace, we are thrilled to join forces with the world’s largest retailer to deliver a digital secondhand shopping experience to Walmart’s troves of shoppers nationwide. More than ever, consumers are seeking value without sacrificing quality and style, and this partnership is yet another step toward a brighter, more circular fashion future,” said James Reinhart, CEO & co-founder of thredUP.

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This partnership is a unique way for shoppers looking for sustainable fashion to find the upcycled items they are looking for as part of their everyday shopping experience. According to thredUP’s upcoming 2020 Annual Resale Report, 70% of consumers have bought or are now willing to buy second hand.

Items have been carefully evaluated and selected by thredUP for sale based on their overall quality and condition. Only pre-owned garments and shoes deemed “new” or “like new” by thredUP are available on “Gently used” accessories and handbags are also be available.

Starting today, customers can shop online to find nearly 750,000 pre-owned items across women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, footwear and handbags.

Customers will have the added benefit of Walmart’s free shipping on orders of $35 or more and free returns to Walmart stores or thredUP. These exclusive perks have not been available to thredUP customers before.

“We are excited to join forces with Walmart to power a sustainable, secondhand shopping experience unlike any other. From Calvin Klein and Nike to Coach and Michael Kors, this digital partnership enhances Walmart’s fashion offering with fresh brands at amazing prices that their customers will love,” said Jenn Volk, Director of Product Management, thredUP.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

All photos courtesy of Walmart


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