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REI Teams Up With Yerdle To Sell Used Products Online

By Brian Spaen

Frequent shoppers at Recreational Equipment, Inc -- better known by its acronym, REI -- know about their garage sale events. Only members are able to get into this event in most locations, and when they do, they’re greeted to enormous savings on pre-owned outdoor clothes and gear. The “garage sales” have been limited to the brick-and-mortar stores themselves, but now they’ll be expanding thanks to a new partnership with Yerdle.

Yerdle has been around for awhile now, and they used to have a fairly simple program to use. People could download their app on their Android or iOS device and sell their old stuff online. Unlike eBay and similar auction outlets, sellers aren’t charged a fee when a purchase is made. The buyer ends up paying the shipping and the seller receives credit on the app. 

The theory behind it is the more you sell, the more you can buy through Yerdle. However, criticism was made through the use of its credits and how “free” it really was. The app never really took off, leading to the company rebranding itself as Yerdle Recommerce. It now focuses on connecting with brands to resell their products.