Thrift for Good® is a used goods market disruption company – a for-profit thrift store.
We are designing and developing a proprietary software to support all these unique processes. Existing inventory, e-commerce and point-of-sale systems are not made for used goods. Right now, the used goods industry mostly functions the old-fashioned way - on pen and paper, and without any meaningful data on turnover or profitability. We began by creating a way to get many unique items into our system quickly. Then we added custom inventory fulfillment, automated pricing, and systems facilitating turnover.
Next, we're working on efficiently getting all those products into an online marketplace to make them more readily accessible by our customers. We believe these systems are relevant to most unique-item businesses, and will have applicability for estate sales, art galleries, vintage stores, record stores, etc. We are pursuing patents on these systems.
Thrift for Good® is the ONLY organization in the country which allows donors to designate which charity benefits from their donation.
Our model allows local charities to benefit from the sale of used goods without operating their own thrift store. 25% of proceeds for every item sold benefits the charity of the donor’s choice.
Over $200,000 has been generated for charities since opening in October of 2020.
The community’s support has been so overwhelmingly positive, we’ve had to limit donation days to 4 a week to keep up!
WHAT YOU WANT. WHEN YOU WANT IT.
We’ve overcome the traditional variety of chaotically placed items found at other thrift stores through our tailored merchandise sets, and our seasonal rotations of inventory.
You can expect swimsuits in summer and coats in winter. Seasonally merchandised inventory is delivered to each of our stores (and others) on a just-in-time basis.
You’ll find quality brands you love in-store every day! Plus, shop our entire product catalog online and filter by your favorite brands. Rare or niche items are sold in specialty markets, so be sure to check out our 3rd party selling platforms: Poshmark, eBay, etsy
Our model allows local charities to benefit from the sale of used goods without operating their own thrift store, but our concept goes beyond our donation model.
BEYOND THE DONATION MODEL.
We have designed an ecosystem which solves the problems in the used goods market, beginning with tight quality control and documentation.
Our quality control experts have documented over 250,000 unique items, each associated with the charity of the donor’s choice.
Our zero-waste process is designed to identify the highest and best use for each item. We take pride in holding ourselves to higher standards, meaning we're accountable to the planet, not just our community. Our process differs from other thrift stores in many ways, and one of them is that we do not “dump” into foreign markets.
BUYING USED SHOULDN’T BE HARDER THAN BUYING NEW, AND NOW IT’S NOT.