06 Jun '18, 10am

How Yerdle helps Patagonia, REI and Eileen Fisher do 'recommerce'

How Yerdle helps Patagonia, REI and Eileen Fisher do 'recommerce'

Nearly six years ago, two pedigreed sustainability professionals launched yerdle, a trust-based online platform to find or exchange underused goods — the ski boots, exercise equipment, baby clothes, kitchen appliances and more that take up space in so many of our attics, basements and closets. Yerdle was a mash-up of eBay and Facebook, a way to leverage your trusted network of friends, and friends’ friends, who wanted what you no longer needed, and vice versa. As I described it back in 2012 : Yerdle sees itself as a new kind of retailer — a budding, next-gen Walmart, if you will — but rather than storing things in warehouses and stores, like Walmart and others do, yerdle’s warehouses are your friends’ closets, attics, and garages. The service had a modest following, but never gained sufficient traction to create a profitable company. Along the way, the founders — Andy Rube...

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Patagonia to scale-up recommerce effort

Patagonia to scale-up recommerce effort

ecotextile.com 10 Jun '18, 9am

Published on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 Patagonia to scale-up recommerce effort Written by John Mowbray Details Tweet VENTURA ...