Gumtree have teamed up with Parcel2Go to enable the easy exchange of second-hand goods without the need to leave home. Gumtree will donate all revenue generated from the partnership during the lockdown period to the Crisis ‘In this Together’ emergency fund.
The new partnership is Gumtree’s way of urging its buyers and sellers to follow the Government’s advice and stay at home where possible by using electronic payments and delivery services rather than in-person collections. As of today users can link to a range of affordable, contactless small parcel and package pick up and drop off options making it simple and safe to trade second-hand goods.
“With this partnership we wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to exchange essential items in a safe and socially responsible way whilst giving back to those most in need at this difficult time. This is just one way in which Gumtree is committed to supporting Crisis and the incredible work they are doing across communities to get vital care to vulnerable people.”
– Hannah Rouch, CMO, Gumtree
Implementing a wide range of delivery options through a delivery partner like Parcel2Go could open doors for many online buying and selling communities and also help sellers create a bit of extra cash in these financially uncertain times. Despite consumers now being able to receive their items safely in the post, there is still the risk of collection temptations from people who don’t like the idea of paying high delivery on larger items.
Gumtree is not the only buying and selling platform offering contact-free delivery of second-hand goods. Shpock has also partnered with Parcel2Go to offer door-to-door deliveries and enable Shpock contact-free exchange of second-hand goods.