- 24 June 2022
- Transport / Logistics Services
Leading C2C secondhand fashion and lifestyle marketplace Vinted has launched a shipping brand called Vinted Go that will offer a range of new shipping services to its marketplace members and other businesses.
Currently Vinted has 65 million members across 16 markets in Europe and North America with more than 300 million used items listed on the marketplace.
As well as the new shipping services the company has seen changes to its leadership team. The Vinted Marketplace is now led by CEO Adam Jay, who joined the company earlier this year. Thomas Plantenga becomes Vinted Group CEO.
Jay has had roles at Expedia Group, hotels.com and Travelport among others. He said, “Vinted is a fantastic company with strong foundations already in place and so much opportunity for further growth in pre-loved fashion and beyond. The secondhand market is in its infancy and Vinted has an important role to play in the rapid pivot to alternative ways of consuming. I am delighted to have joined such a profoundly mission-driven business.”
One of the main focuses of Vinted Go will be pick-up/drop-off locations as a more carbon-efficient means of delivery. Currently Vinted works with 43 carriers and 220,000 PUDO points across Europe. It will soon roll out a network of own-branded parcel lockers in Paris, which will have parcels delivered to them by electric vans. It is also developing a new digital shipping platform that will bring together and optimise third party carrier and infrastructure for many business. This is to be launched next month. Finally it is addressing issues around cross-border shipping between EU member countries and the UK to better enable cross-border e-commerce.
“Having shown just how popular C2C secondhand can be, we are evolving Vinted to find new ways to meet our mission of making secondhand first choice, whilst also considering other areas of consumption we could positively impact. The changes we’re announcing today will enable us to build more specialist propositions for different parts of the consumption cycle and to develop new expertise. Our shipping team has already achieved so much in connecting disparate shipping carriers cross-border and helping encourage deliveries to PUDO, and I am excited to see what can be done with this next chapter”, said Thomas Plantenga, CEO, Vinted Group