Goodwill launches an online thrift store that delivers to Canada

Second-hand shopping usually means sifting through shelves of clothes for hours.

While many love the thrill of a good store scavenger hunt, others may not have the ability or time to do this eco-friendly practice.

Well, Goodwill has an answer to that.

The non-profit organization recently launched an online thrift store called GoodwillFindsand according to the site’s FAQ pageit ships to Canada!

How it works?

GoodwillFinds says it sources donated items from its physical stores across the country and makes them available for purchase online.

According The Associated Pressyou can browse about 100,000 used items on the site.

The online store offers everything from women’s, men’s and children’s clothing to electronics to toys and collectibles.

The site also categorizes clothing under brands such as Nike, Adidas, Patagonia, Kate Spade and Coach.

Although the store ships to Canada, your purchase may come with expensive shipping charges. For example, a small Coach wallet for US$16 costs US$17.32 to ship to Toronto.

Matthew Kannes, the new CEO of GoodwillFinds, told The Associated Press that they hope to have a million items on the site within a few years. He adds that eventually the site will become personalized based on a shopper’s past purchases.

Where is your money going?

“Your dollars spent at Goodwillfinds go towards community support and services that help those in need of employment opportunities, job security, financial independence and a sense of purpose,” the site reads.

James T. Quintero