Just like the clothes they sell, Twice — one of my favorite online consignment shops — will be getting a second life and a new home. In an announcement to customers this week, the Twice co-founders shared the news that they’ll be winding down operations and joining eBay to power eBay Valet.
I’ve been buying and selling on Twice for years now, giving the service a try very early on in their story after one of my favorite Boston startup friends moved to San Francisco to join the Twice team. We’ve shared many a fun secondhand style collaboration in my Twice Loved series here on Shoestring, and I even got take a tour of Twice HQ in SoMa when I was in the Bay Area last spring.
So I’m sad about the change, but I’m also excited about the prospect of finally selling on eBay for the first time, something I’ve never done (despite buying on eBay for over a decade) because the hurdles of figuring out the right pricing, shipping, etc. were just too confusing and stressful. But now that they’re introducing a concierge service that works like Twice (and thredUP, my other favorite online consignment shop), I’m definitely going to send in a bag of stuff and see what happens. Could be fun and lucrative, especially since they’re promising 80% commission on sales… Stay tuned.
In the meantime, shop the Twice final sale right now with code FINAL30 for 30% off everything left in stock until midnight TONIGHT! I have my eye on a JCrew Collection blazer, better grab it before it’s gone…