power of resale
We do the work. You own the narrative.
a new generation to think secondhand first.
consumers to shop your site with new listings every hour.
additional inventory sourced from thredUP.
customers with brand shopping credit when they clean out their closet.
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Operating System in the Circular Economy
Our innovative proprietary software, systems, and processes enable us to keep costs low and increase storage capacity in three strategically placed warehouses across the US.
Powerful Technology & Software
Patented World-Class Infrastructure
We invented a real-time database to identify, categorize, and value each secondhand clothing item that we receive to determine the best optimal listing price.
Over a decade of resale experience has allowed us to expand our proprietary data set with over 100 million unique items, across 35,000 brands, and 100 categories. This robust data can be shared with our clients to optimize economic decisions and increase customer lifetime value.
We Enable Our Clients to Shape the Future of Fashion
thredUP’s operating platform, honed over the last decade, empowers retailers and brands to scale circularity and easily enter the resale ecosystem with a fully customized brand experience.
If I’m a fashion brand right now and see that the resale clothing market is growing at a rate that’s 21 times faster than the overall fashion industry, I’d be thinking to myself, “How do I get a piece of this?”
Brands want to play in resale, but it’s hard to enable resale at scale and to make the unit economics work at a lower price point. There is an obvious partnership opportunity with resale technology platforms. And once they get to a certain scale, they can grow exponentially.”
thredUP is taking a holistic approach to the problem, endeavoring to build this new channel both for its own business resale operations and so brands can plug into it. Outside retailers can tap into this network in a variety of ways, from offering bags to setting up shops of secondhand goods.”
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THE FUTURE OF FASHION?
Inspiring a new generation of
consumers to think secondhand first.
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Monetize your customers’ closets using our Takeback Kits, where they can turn their gently used clothing into credit to shop with your brand.
360 Resale Experience
Allow your customers to both clean out their closets and shop secondhand with a custom in-store resale shop or online resale platform.
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It starts with someone using our Takeback Kit to send their items to one of our distribution centers.
Every item goes through a 12-point inspection to ensure it’s fit for resale. Rejected items are diverted for reuse or recycling.
Our proprietary algorithm, honed over a decade of clothing processing and selling, decides whether to list or reject the item.
RaaS gives you access to thredUP’s proprietary data and patented world-class infrastructure to better service and accelerate your brand’s growth.
Those same algorithms also help us identify
likely buyers when the item is listed for resale.
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Our technology-driven storage and fulfillment
make a highly complex process simple.
The item is quickly purchased by a buyer and gets one
final quality check before it’s shipped out to its new owner.
thredUP has 5 strategically located distributed centers across the country that hold millions of gently used garments.
Resale Provides a
More Sustainable Future
Returning just one clothing item back into the circular economy extends its life by an average of 2.2 years and reduces its carbon, waste, and water footprints by 82%.*
The Takeback Kit
Monetize your customers’ closets using our Takeback Kits to turn clothing into brand credit. Kits can be fully branded in your DNA.
Customers can order a digital label or physical Takeback Kit
and mail their secondhand clothing of any brand to thredUP.
We use over a decade of patented technology to inspect each item for hassle-free quality assurance and scan for fast optimal pricing and itemization.
In exchange for their accepted items, customers receive brand credit to shop at your store to drive revenue. Incentivize brand loyalty by adding a 15-20% payout booster.
Obtain key actionable insights to adapt to your customers' needs by accessing consumer data and shopping habits unique to your brand.
Your brand controls the narrative. thredUP develops a resale experience that seamlessly fits within your current omnichannel strategy.
Monetize your customers’ closets using our Takeback Kits,
supplying endless secondhand product to your resale shop.
Unlock additional supply from thredUP's warehouses
(millions of unique items!), plus resell your customers' returns.
thredUP's patented operations technology ensures a hassle-free process throughout the entire resale experience.
thredUP fulfills orders in your custom brand packaging and manages all customer communications and inquiries throughout the process.
Obtain key actionable insights to adapt to your customers' needs. Access data on Takeback Kit performance specific to your brand.
Customers can order a digital label to mail their
secondhand clothing (from any brand!) to thredUP.
We use over a decade of patented technology to quickly inspect each item
for quality assurance and scan for optimal pricing and itemization.
In exchange for their listed items, customers receive credit to shop with your brand. Incentivize loyalty by adding a 15-20% payout bonus!
*Green Story Inc.
thredUP has strategically located distributed centers across the country that hold millions of gently used garments.
We make it easy to launch circular programs that drive revenue and increase customer loyalty.
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are making a difference
We believe empowering our clients' success and doing good for the planet should be synonymous.
Resale is changing the way we shop and consume.
is the total number of Takeback Kits requested
from our RaaS clients.
pounds of CO2e has been displaced by circulating clothing for resale through our clients.
listed items recirculated through our RaaS program and diverted from landfills.
We’re proud to participate with Madewell’s Do Well initiative by launching their 360 circular store. Madewell Forever is provided with resale inventory from customers who exchange pre-loved denim for brand credit available to be used on a new pair of jeans. Additional supply is unlocked through thredUP’s inventory, giving their customers a wide selection of sizes and styles.
Through its partnership with thredUP and insights uncovered by the ROSI methodology, Reformation was able to identify opportunities to increase profit and attract new customers, with relatively low up-front investments.”
“The Business Case for Circularity at Reformation," NYU Stern
We’ve piloted this program that will allow us to tap into their inventory as well as their expertise around logistics, but the experience on the site will feel native to Madewell.”
Liz Hershfield, Madewell, SVP and Head of Sustainability
Powering the Future of Secondhand
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Resale-as-a-Service provides Cuyana an opportunity to grow their Lean Closet program at scale by giving customers brand credit for gently used clothes. For every credit redeemed, Cuyana donates to help benefit women through the H.E.A.R.T. charity.
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Reformation uses Resale-as-a-Service as a way to incentivize conscious consumers to turn their secondhand clothing into brand credit with our Takeback Kit. Together, we are preventing items from filling landfills and finding solutions to do better for our planet.
resale for people
and the planet
Returning just one clothing item back into the circular economy extends its life by an average of 2.2 years and reduces its carbon, waste, and water footprints by 82%.
Top 4 Reasons to
Participate in Resale
projected market size of the resale industry.
of retail execs say resale will be an important part of their business within 5 years.
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items in customers’
closets will be
secondhand by 2030.
1 in 5
of younger consumers have shopped secondhand items in the past 12 months.
of a clothing item’s CO2e impact can be reduced.
Sources: (1) GlobalData Fashion Retailer Survey (2) GlobalData 2021 Market Sizing and Growth Estimates (3) GlobalData Market Sizing and Growth Estimates (4) GlobalData Consumer Survey (5) Green Story Inc.
Resale is an untapped growth channel
for brands and retailers.
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Leading brands and retailers increase circularity impact with modern resale programs.
Buzzy press headlines lead to positive brand exposure for our RaaS clients.
Fabletics Introduces Resale Program Powered by thredUP’s Resale-as-a-Service
july 26, 2021
Madewell Launches “Madewell Forever,” an Innovative Digital Resale Platform Powered by thredUP’s Resale-as-a-Service
JULY 20, 2021
LG and thredUP Partner to Extend the Life of Clothes, Marking Expansion of thredUP’s Resale-as-a-Service
JULY 15, 2021
FARFETCH Launches Donate Service in US, Powered by New White Label Offering from thredUP’s Resale-as-a-Service
JUNE 30, 2021
thredUP will Power Resale for Vera Bradley, Serving the Surge of Consumers Who Plan to Refresh Their Closets
may 11, 2021
thredUP Expands Circular RAAS Platform with New Retail Partners
april 22, 2020
The Rise of thredUP: What Its Retail Partnerships Mean For the Future of Fashion
the zoe report
august 19, 2021
The Checkout event recap: the resale revolution
july 23, 2021
Farfetch Partners With thredUP on US Resale Service
business of fashion
july 1, 2021
thredUP Inks First Resale Partnership Outside of Fashion
july 15, 2021
Madewell now sells ‘preloved’ jeans — here’s how you can buy a pair
august 10, 2021
Madewell Launches Second-Hand Denim Shopping Platform With thredUP
july 20, 2021
Is it time for mainstream retail to go all-in on the resale market?
june 23, 2021
Fabletics is getting into resale
Resale Got A Pandemic Boost — And It’s Not Slowing Down
June 23, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Abercrombie & Fitch Enters Resale Market With thredUP
april 22, 2021
Fashion Resale Site thredUP In Deal To Power Resale For Vera Bradley
May 11, 2021
thredUP, now public, wants to solve resale tech for fashion brands
March 26, 2021
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