Resale market thriving during pandemic despite lack of workers in San Antonio area

SAN ANTONIO – Bianca Gleich mentioned making a number of additional bucks has turn into a household passion for a number of years now.

“Yesterday, we pulled in over five hundred, so it’s pretty good,” Gleich mentioned.

Gleich is a consigner, employee and purchaser at Just Between Friends San Antonio NW, a consignment pop-up sale. The occasion occurs in the spring and fall in Boerne.

The proprietor, Jeannie Buller, mentioned she’s seen a gentle improve in consignor curiosity.

“We have had a steady like 10 to 13% growth the whole time. So I feel like people are more and more interested in it,” she mentioned.

Ken Krawczynski proprietor of a number of Kid to Kid shops in San Antonio mentioned he’s had loads of curiosity in individuals eager to promote objects.

“New vendors, new people coming in selling to us haven’t sold before. A lot that haven’t sold to us in a long time are coming back,” Krawczynski mentioned.

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According to Threadup.com, thrifting has turn into the brand new pandemic behavior that’s anticipated to stay. The drive is fueled by youthful generations in procuring the second-hand market.

But with all the excellent news about rising gross sales, there’s additionally a glitch. Businesses are having a tough time getting workers. Krawczynski has been making an attempt to get again to full employees however it’s been a battle. He asks prospects to place up flyers, however there’s not sufficient curiosity.

The workers and provide scarcity, plus inflation might additionally drive-up the costs of these thrifty second-hand finds in the close to future.

If you’re searching for a job, Kid to Kid is hiring. You can contact them at 210-402-0191.

The Just Between Friends San Antonio sale is Saturday from 8 a.m. to three p.m., with half-off procuring.

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