Donation services company Goodwill announced Tuesday that it is launching its online savings e-commerce site GoodwillFinds. The new company is offering 100,000 of its donated items for online purchase, and more will be added soon.
“Our new social enterprise makes it easier for the conscious consumer to shop sustainably online while enhancing the savings experience they’ve come to love at Goodwill,” said Matthew Kaness, CEO of Goodwill Finds.
The move helps the organization keep donated items available for consumers instead of storing them in warehouses or sending them to landfills. The articles also have an opportunity to reach a larger audience online rather than just locally.
The non-profit, which operates in 17 countries with over 4,200 stores, is moving into a growing retail space. Global e-commerce sales grew by 22% in 2021 and that number is expected to increase as online shopping gains traction.
Shopping at second-hand stores has also increased as more consumers look for sustainable clothing options. Reports show that the industry grew at an average of 1.1% per year between 2017 and 2022.
“GoodwillFinds advances that mission through a modern online shopping experience — backed by a centuries-old philosophy — to leverage resale with purpose,” Steve Preston, CEO of Goodwill Industries International, told USA Today in a statement Wednesday.
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/you-can-now-thrift-goodwill-online-its-new-e-commerce-store-goodwillfinds-1839247?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution With the new e-commerce store GoodwillFinds you can now buy Goodwill online