More people are selling second hand goods in 2016

According to research from Royal Mail more people are selling more second-hand items online in 2016. Royal Mail say 10% more people are willing to say they’ve sold some of their stuff online in in the last year compared to 2015.

Apparently the rise in sales comes as consumers increasingly seek to unlock the value in unwanted gifts and items that they no-longer use. Meanwhile around one in five online shoppers said they bought a second-hand item in the first quarter of 2016 compared to one in ten in 2015

Age and geographical location has an impact on consumers’ likelihood to bag a second-hand bargain. Consumers aged 18 to 24 and 35 to 44 who live in urban areas are more likely to buy pre-loved second-hand items.

I suspect that behind this group is from Facebook where a surprising amount of groups, often called Facebay, enable local trade.

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