Second Use Program: Vaude Supports Selling Used Gear On Ebay

Vaude's Second Use Program supports your efforts in reselling used Vaude gear on eBay.

VAUDE has been honored by the German Council for Sustainable Development for its Second Use Program which the company created to help ensure that its products are used longer. In cooperation with eBay, the outdoor outfitter supports the private resale of used VAUDE products on a "re-commerce platform" to prolong the lifespan of its products. For the fifth time, the German Council for Sustainable Development is awarding its “Werkstatt-N” seal of quality to 100 groundbreaking projects and project drafts that are making sustainable thinking and action come alive.

"All award-winning initiatives are important role models for sustainability that is lived out in the midst of society. They demonstrate creative and innovative ways to successfully incorporate responsible action with each other, in business and with the environment", said the Council President Marleen Thieme.

"With the Second Use program, VAUDE wants to counteract our throwaway mentality. This initiative is not linked with any economic advantages; on the contrary, it entails considerable effort on our part. But we feel responsible for more than just the sale of a product; maintenance, the use phase and recycling are also included. The Second Use Program is an important component in addressing this. We are therefore very pleased to receive this award ", said Jan Lorch, Head of Sales and CSR.

VAUDE Second Use Program
With the company’s re-commerce platform on eBay, VAUDE is supporting private consumers with purchasing and re-selling used VAUDE products, which extends the product’s life cycle. Here's how it works: when you upload a used VAUDE product on eBay, it is automatically sorted into the VAUDE Second Use Store. VAUDE does not earn anything for the sale of the product.   The response has been great: about 700 items are currently available on the re-commerce platform. Together with eBay, VAUDE has developed this innovative service for the German market.

The global commerce platform eBay, together with VAUDE, one of the most sustainable mountain sports brands in Europe, launches the "VAUDE-Second-Use-Shop" (www.ebay.de/vaude) in Germany. Private sellers can sell VAUDE brand products in the Re-commerce shop that they no longer need. People who want to shop environmentally responsible will find used outdoor clothing and mountain sport equipment for reduced prices. By participating in the store as a buyer or a seller, users are extending the useful life of products, keeping quality items from being sent to landfill.

With the launch of the VAUDE Second Use Program on eBay, the mountain sport equipment company further follows its sustainability commitment. VAUDE is the first outdoor brand with its own designated shop for used products that eBay in Germany has created. With the eBay-cooperation, VAUDE is now even more engaged in the use phase of products and helps to extend product life cycles significantly.


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