They say there is no demographic for thrift store shoppers, that every type of person likes to secondhand shop. We know you can break down what types of products specific demographics may be interested in due to current trends and past behaviors, but to try and identify what type of person will visit a thrift store is tough. There is a theory out there that even though there may not be a specific demographic of secondhand and thrift shoppers that there are three distinct types:
This type of thrift and secondhand store shopper is always on the lookout for that unique to them item that catches their eye. They visit a store with an open mind and let the items of interest call out to them while the look through the shop’s offerings.
Driven by finding the lowest price and best deal this type of thrift and secondhand shopper is always looking to get the biggest bang for the buck. They want to stretch their dollar and visit thrift and secondhand shops to get the most for their money. They look through a store in hopes to find the right items at the right price.
When shopping secondhand the reseller is looking for items that have been listed way below retail prices or for an item at a good price they may potentially upcycle successfully for a profit. These types of thrifters tend to have specialties such as furniture, décor, books, vintage clothing, toys, and various media. A thrift store reseller shopper is looking for products they can find at a good price to turn into a good profit.
When looking at these types of shoppers you may say they are all similar or you may see them as very different. Do any of them fit your thrifting style? Maybe two of the three?
At Inkind Thrift we are always working to understand our customers and strive to have the right merchandise at the right prices in our store. When visiting or shopping with us online, take comfort in the fact that we will always provide great customer service and a safe secure environment.