New research has revealed that 40% of Brits admit to receiving unwanted gifts at Christmas, while a third (33%) say they have put a present away without ever using it.
According to the 2,001 adults polled by Opinium, three in ten of us (28%) have re-gifted a present they received to a family member or friend, while 13% say they have sold unwanted presents after receiving them at Christmas. 18-34 year olds are the age group most likely to resell gifts.
Although receiving unwanted presents isn’t ideal, marketplace apps such as Shpock allow you to sell your gift onto someone else which is not only more sustainable, but also helps to make some extra money for yourself.
Of those who admitted to re-selling presents, 68% said they used an online marketplace like Shpock, while a quarter (23%) sold to someone they knew.
Iyesha Cheema-Bradshaw said: “As well as offering gifts to buy, Shpock is also a great choice for reselling unwanted gifts after Christmas. Not only can you make a bit more money and sell your item to someone who really wants it, but it’s an easy way to be more sustainable.”
In November, Shpock launched Secure Delivery to empower users to safely buy and sell second-hand goods. This offers buyer protection, safe and hassle-free delivery, minimises face to face interaction and selling items is free.
Shpock is the mobile marketplace that brings millions together to find the Joy of Selling. Whether you’re looking to declutter your home, boost your wallet, or reduce your impact on the environment, Shpock is here for you. With Shpock, you can turn electronics, fashion, and (almost) anything else into cash.
Shpock is one of the UK’s most popular shopping apps, with regular #1 rankings in the Google Play and Apple App stores in the UK, Germany and Austria. It’s easy and safe to use, plus it’s always free to sell on Shpock. Zero fees. Zero hassle. Zero reason not to.