Online pre-owned platform Vestiaire Collective is to launch a direct-shipping service to Australia next week.
Aussies now can receive their purchases directly from the seller with faster delivery time, saving on shipping costs and authentication fees. The service is free and applied to all items priced under $800.
“Resale platforms like ours are an important source of income for our community during this challenging time,” said Max Bitter, CEO at Vestiaire Collective. “With that in mind, we are pleased to be able to extend the Direct Shipping service to our Australian members, offering a faster and even more affordable way to use our platform.”
Prior to Australia, the direct-shipping service was launched in Europe last year and the US earlier this year and received a high demand with an opt-in rate of 70 per cent.
According to a research by Vestiaire Collective and Boston Consulting Group, the secondhand market has seen a significant growth due to factors such as affordability, selection availability, item uniqueness and environmental concerns.
“Giving our pieces a second life means we are taking fewer resources from our planet. It also allows us to trade and enjoy more quality pieces that will continue to endure over time,” Bitter added.