Why Donate Unsold Inventory to Charity Shops?

Why Donate Unsold Inventory to Charity Shops?

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While reassessing your inventory and segregating products that need to go, why not consider donating unsold items to charity shops? 

Of course, you can run a clearance sale, but there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to dispose every single item, right? By giving to charity you can rest assured that you’re going to benefit instantly. 

Not only does it entitle you to a tax write-off, it will also spare you from the high costs of inventory disposal. Most importantly, you’ll be contributing to the causes these charity organisations support.  

Asos, the online retailer of vintage clothing, have opened their marketplace once again to charity boutiques to help them raise funds. Although these shops offer mainly pre-owned items, they sell new ones, too.   

Asos’ concept of charity boutiques 

Asos started this concept in May to help reduce the negative impact of the clothing industry to the environment. 

Oxfam Festival Shop, Barnardo’s, and Traid are making a comeback on the eCommerce platform, with the addition of Save the Children and British Red Cross.  

Each charity shop will release a series of seasonal products, from Christmas jumpers and gifts to unisex clothing, designer clothing, 90s premium sportswear, and vintage jackets and coats. All proceeds will go directly to their causes.

Alex Cousins, marketplace lead at Asos, said:

“Following the successful launches of Barnardo’s, Traid and the Oxfam Festival Shop on Asos Marketplace in the summer, we’re now expanding our roster of charity boutiques to include Save the Children and British Red Cross, helping us make it even easier for our customers to shop in a sustainable and responsible way while supporting the crucial work of these well-known charities.”

Aside from helping charity organisations fulfill their missions, Asos also aim to meet the growing demand for vintage clothes, specifically among millennials. The company said over 250,000 vintage items were sold through their marketplace last year. 

Has any charity shop sold your goods before? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below. 

As always, to your continued success,

Dave & Matt   

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