Amazon launches in-person Second Chance Store
Amazon has launched its first physical Second Chance Store after teaming up with children’s charity Barnardo’s.
Opening for two weeks from today, the shop will give customers the chance to buy quality returned products in person and save up to 50% on recommended retail prices. All proceeds from the store will go to Barnardo’s.
The shop at Brunswick Centre in Central London will offer deals on products such as kitchen and household appliances, books, games and toys and electricals.
Amazon offers quality returned products year-round online at Amazon Second Chance where customers can also get information on product repair, recycling and trade-in for electronics.
John Boumphrey, UK country manager at Amazon, said: “Amazon is committed to giving more products a second chance – both through helping customers shop pre-loved, and through programmes to recycle, trade-in and repair products, contributing to a more circular economy.
“The Second Chance Store that we’ve launched today with Barnardo’s is all about offering customers a great way to shop second-hand this festive season, while supporting a brilliant charity we have been working with for many years.”
Amazon has donated more than 4,000 products to be featured in the Second Chance Store, including quality used, open-box and refurbished donated products from Amazon. The store also includes a Repairs Zone where customers can participate in free repairs workshops from experts onsite.
Lynn Perry chief executive of Barnardo’s, said: “We’re grateful to this partnership, which will assist us in supporting more families in crisis across the UK. More than 800,000 children are currently living in poverty in the UK, whilst millions of families are having to choose between essentials like food, clothing and heating their home this winter.
“The funds raised from the Second Chance Store will help us continue the vital work of supporting families and ensuring children have the best possible start in life.”