With limited space and a steady inflow of donations, rapid stock turns are critical. But charity shops are reliant upon in-store stock being in the right place at the right time for the right customer. So in an effort to move stock faster, items are often priced low – too low. And that impacts profitability. What if you could quickly and accurately value donated items and sell them anywhere your customer wants to by them? Webstores and online marketplaces like eBay allow charities to massively increase their exposure to millions of potential customers nationally and globally. And with a variety of selling methods including auctions, offering stock on marketplaces as well as in-store can give donated stock the best chance of a fast sale and a sale at the right price.
Researching, and valuing items then describing and listing them on marketplaces can be a slow, laborious, error-prone and painstaking process. What’s more, managing orders, shipping and messages using multiple software tools and websites is a time-consuming chore. With a largely volunteer workforce, time is a precious commodity for charities. It’s no wonder then that many are reluctant to start.
With Shopiago, your charity can sell online anywhere, quickly, easily and more productively at higher prices and with dramatically reduced costs. The software is easier to use than eBay itself so literally anyone can be researching, valuing and listing donated items in minutes. Our customers include charities of all sizes, local, national and international and all have experienced a 3-5 times increase in listing productivity and up to twice the average selling price.