How Good Stuff Market Maximises Donation Value

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Good Stuff Market gets more for charity by using online resellers and innovative approaches to the well established charity op-shop market.

Our aim is to maximise the dollars donated to registered charities, without distracting them from their purpose.

Good Stuff Market’s job is to find the right reseller, track results and report outcomes.  We want to make sure stuff gets to a buyer that will love the item and is willing to pay market value for it. Some of the buzz words for what we do are long tail, circular economy, eCommerce, and provenance. 

We have a few ways we work with resellers. Our basic principle is to align everyone’s incentives to more money goes to charity and less stuff goes to landfill. Some stuff is sold outright to resellers. Other stuff we resell on consignment.  For lower priced items, the resale fees will be a higher percentage. As a new model, we are working with resale partners to find sustainable models.  

Surplus from the resale is donated to the donor’s chosen charity. These charities are always registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

Higher Resale Price

Our resale partners specialise in finding motivated buyers for pre-loved stuff.
Good Stuff Market works on a commission model. So our incentive is to maximise the resale price for the donor and the charity.

Invest to Resell, Re-use or Repurpose

We want to keep items in circulation. Less landfill. Less carbon. More happiness.
If an item has value that will cover the costs of repair and cleaning, we will work with our resale network to keep it in circulation. We will track and report the costs. Sometimes this means there is no charity donation. We think it is still worth doing.

Supporting Local Resellers

Good Stuff network resellers are paid fair commissions and fees to cover sustainable practices.
Across the industry, op-shops overheads are usually 50% to 60% of revenue.