Did you know that the average American household has 36 items that could be resold at a total value of $3,675? Canadian households contain even more at an average of $5,660 USD. The opportunities for engaging in recommerce are alive and well, especially since the pandemic.
In the past 12 months, eBay C2C customers have also bought pre-owned goods at a rising percentage rate, globally. Those percentages are 81% in the UK, 80% in the US, 79% in Germany, 69% in France, and 68% in Canada. Recommerce customers and sellers are often in it for the money, or because it’s a fun hobby, but it’s also good for the environment.
Thirty-nine percent of surveyed, German eBay sellers state that they sell pre-owned items because of the positive effect on the environment. They’re certainly not wrong. In fact, 720,000 metric tons of carbon emissions have been conserved due to people selling their pre-owned electronics and apparel on eBay.
With a positive impact on our wallets and our planet, it’s a good thing that recommerce is on the rise.
Infographic by: ebayinc