Published on January 16, 2013Leave a comment

Getting Friendly: Introducing “Reserve”

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If you’ve ever shopped on thredUP, you’ll have experienced first-hand the joy of finding rare, fantastic gems at a fraction of the retail price.  But let’s say you think that pair of adorable overalls is a bit more perfect for your best friend’s son … and so you send her a link to the item … and the next day she clicks through your link … and it’s no longer available because someone else has bought it. 😦

As we’ve asked customers for site feedback, we’ve learned that thredUP shoppers are indeed a social bunch and enjoy shopping not only for themselves, but for their friends as well.  So we set out to make it easier to do that, and today we’re proud to officially announce our new “Reserve for a Friend” feature.  When you reserve an item, we’ll email your friend and put that item on hold for up to 48 hours.

Even better, if your friend hasn’t shopped with thredUP before, he/she will get $10 off the first purchase … (it keeps getting better) and if they do buy on thredUP, you’ll get $10 in thredUP credit!

Here’s how you can reserve items for friends on any item page:

  1. Click the “reserve for a friend” button (just below “Add to Cart”)
  2. Enter your friend’s email (and optionally, you can write a personalized note), and send!

There’s not even a 3rd step.  It’s that simple!  Have fun!


The thredUP team

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