ThredUp: Supply chain challenges could push shoppers to thrift this season

Read the full story at Retail Dive.

Amid supply chain woes that threatened to limit available inventory, almost half of shoppers are considering thrift instead of traditional retailers this year, according to a ThredUp survey. More than half (52%) said they’re worried about their desired items becoming more expensive this year and a third said they think limited inventory will also make it harder to find gifts.

The ThredUp survey also found that close to two-thirds (62%) of respondents believe buying secondhand gifts is more socially acceptable than five years ago. Consumers are turning to used items to save money (56%), shop more sustainably (54%) and find unique items (34%), per the survey emailed to Retail Dive.

The report also noted that two-thirds (66%) of survey respondents are fine with receiving a used item as a gift. Among Gen Z shoppers, 72% said they are OK with receiving used items as gifts.

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