WebThriftStore is bringing the $13 billion thrift industry online with a spin for good.
The online thrift store gives you an opportunity to give to a cause you care about, while getting rid of the junk around your house. Sellers decide what charity they’d like their resold goods to benefit, and the cause of their choice receives 80% of the sale.
“What’s really innovative is that you’re not selling — you’re donating, so there’s no risk of seller fraud,” Doug Krugman, who co-founded WebThriftStore with his wife Lynn Zises, told Mashable. “On eBay and other online retailers you have to deal with PayPal, maintaining a profile and establishing a reputation, which is why a lot of people don’t take the time to sell stuff online. We’ve taken money out of the equation.”