Published on November 11, 2016—  Leave a comment

A Payout UPdate From Our CEO

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Beginning July 1, 2018, the Payout Structure has been updated, see here

At thredUP, our mission is to inspire a new generation of shoppers to think secondhand first. We make it super easy for you to clean out your closet and simplify your life.

Over the past few years, we’ve processed more than 20 million items!!! During that time we’ve learned a lot about what has immediate resale value, what sells quickly, and what needs a little more time to be found by the right buyer. While there’s always demand for Lululemon or Paige Denim, a statement dress from Nanette Lepore might need a few more people to see it for it to sell.

So based on that learning and experience, we’re making some changes to what gets paid out “upfront” – i.e. before it sells – and what gets paid on “consignment”- i.e. after it sells. We’re also adding additional levels to the payout schedule to make our payouts and pricing easier to understand. These improvements will not materially change how much you earn for a given bag or in a given year, but it may change when you earn the money. For a lot of you, this is going to mean more money in your pocket, faster. Generally speaking, the more on-trend, in-season, and like-new items you send us (regardless of price now!), the faster you’ll earn a payout.

We hope that you also continue to value the services and convenience that thredUP provides: pick-up and delivery, listing with professional photography, selling, and shipping your items to new closets across the country. (a $50 value!)

Our complete payout structure for Clean Out Bags received on or after December 5, 2016 is available below:


These changes ensure that we can continue to deliver an amazing experience for both our buyers and sellers, and to provide the best overall sustainable fashion service in the world. Online resale is among the fastest growing segments in retail and we’re proud to be leading the way as a pioneer in the industry.

Thank you for your passion in pushing this movement forward, inspiring others to experience all the good that comes from shopping and selling secondhand clothes.

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