Walmart enters fashion resale business by partnering with thredUP

27 May 2020 (Last Updated May 27th, 2020 15:27)

Multinational retail corporation Walmart has entered into fashion resale business by establishing an online partnership with thredUP.

Walmart enters fashion resale business by partnering with thredUP
Walmart enters online partnership with resale platform thredUP. Credit: Walmart Inc.

Multinational retail corporation Walmart has entered into fashion resale business by establishing an online partnership with thredUP.

ThredUP is a resale platform for fashion and accessories sold at mass-market prices.

Customers can now shop from an online assortment of nearly 750,000 pre-owned items across women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, footwear and handbags.

Items available for purchase are chosen by thredUP after evaluating them for quality and condition. Further, customers will be offered benefits such as Walmart’s free shipping threshold and more.

ThredUP product management director Jenn Volk said: “We are excited to join forces with Walmart to power a sustainable, second-hand 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.”

Walmart has been expanding its collection of “quality, on-trend and accessible fashion” for its customers.

The company’s online range features around 1,000 brands, including national brands such as Champion, Jordache and Levi Strauss.

Additionally, it offers private label brands like Time and Tru, Terra & Sky, Wonder Nation and George.

Last month, Walmart partnered with hyperlocal social networking service Nextdoor to launch a new programme for customers to easily shop for their neighbours in the US during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.