Second-hand purchasing behavior in AustraliaAustralia’s resale market is gaining momentum as consumers across the country increasingly consider the environmental impacts of their purchasing behavior, as well as respond to inflating living costs. In 2022, over 70 percent of Australians stated that they buy pre-used clothing largely due to environmental and economic concerns. More and more consumers expect the clothing and fashion sector to provide sustainable options, with over half of Australians viewing this as very or moderately important.
Resale platforms in AustraliaIn Australia, online marketplaces are the leading way people across the country sell and buy used products, with just under a third of Australians reporting selling items over such platforms in 2022. Some of Australia’s most popular resale platforms include eBay, Amazon, Gumtree, Kogan, Catch, MyDeal, and Depop. eBay and Amazon were the leading online retailers and marketplaces purchased from by Australian online shoppers in 2022.
Furthermore, company buy-back, resale, and recycling programs in Australia are a preferred option for many consumers to dispose of unwanted items in a way that avoids products going to landfill. In a 2022 survey, many consumers felt that buy-back, resale, and recycling programs would be most effective for homeware, appliance, and consumer electronics products. Over 75 percent of consumers also indicated they would use business-led resale programs, allowing them to sell products back to the retailer, as well as donate items to other customers in need.