In this episode of Add To Cart, we are joined by Yasmin Grigaliunas, CEO & Co-Founder of the World’s Biggest Garage Sale. Yas has been leading the secondhand market in Australia through her innovative approach to reusing and recycling dormant goods. Starting as a charity, World’s Biggest Garage Sale has evolved into an investable business model with purpose and giving at its core.
Questions answered in the podcast include:
How big is the secondhand market going to grow globally? What does a secondhand business model look like? How can retailers start or partner to offer secondhand goods to customers? Which retailers are excelling in the secondhand economy?
Links from the episode
World’s Biggest Garage SaleGood360 Thred Up 2019 Resale ReportScott Galloway’s The Real Real analysis videoDan Palotta Ted Talk: The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong Ikea’s sustainability storyShopify Plus Commerce Evaluation Guide (Sponsored)
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About your host: Nathan Bush from 12HIGH
Nathan Bush is the founder and lead strategist at eCommerce consultancy, 12HIGH. He has led eCommerce for businesses with revenue $100m+ and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 People in eCommerce four years in a row. You can contact Nathan on LinkedIn, Twitter or via email.
About your co-host: Yasmine Grigaliunas from World’s Biggest Garage Sale
Yasmin loves to win – but more importantly she loves to see others win!
An entrepreneur of impact, in 2017 she ditched her lucrative full-time salary to commit full time to The World’s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS), a Brisbane based organisation commercialising the circular economy by activating dormant goods for good. An activator of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, WBGS is focused on SDG implementation, action ('the doing') and multi-stakeholder partnerships for the achievement of all SDGs.
Via WBGS, Yas is providing positive impact for people, for planet and profit for purpose by activating dormant goods for good at scale. This is the proactive resource recovery to power the growth of recommerce retail. WBGS enables large-scale community events, Popup shops and Monthly Circular Economy Futures (CEF) meetups to explore, education and execute on their circular economy innovations. Yas and her award winning team is engaging the global community in the circular economy.
You can contact Yas (or Yassie G) on LinkedIn.
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