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Oakland-based online resale marketplace thredUP chooses Scottsdale for corporate office expansion

 

Scottsdale, AZ (January 23, 2020) - - thredUp, the world’s largest online resale platform, has now opened its newest corporate office expansion in Scottsdale, AZ. This 8,000 square foot office space, located at 7272 E Indian School Rd., will provide up to 50 new jobs across engineering and customer service.

The Scottsdale office will quickly expand to 40-50 employees as thredUP continues to contribute to the emerging tech presence in the city. Given the proximity to the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University, thredUP is eager to attract the high caliber talent in the region. The opportunities at the Scottsdale office include software engineering for operations, web, and machine learning, as well as customer service and administrative roles.

"We are thrilled to open our latest office in Scottsdale and expand our corporate footprint. As we continue to scale thredUP's operations, our customer remains at the core of what we do. With that in mind, we're investing in space to bring in talented engineers and customer service representatives to continue delighting the customer and inspiring the next generation to think secondhand first," says Allison Hopkins, thredUP COO.

Headquartered in downtown Oakland, CA with distribution centers across the country in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Georgia, and nearby in Phoenix, Arizona thredUP currently employs over 1,500 people with plans to expand its workforce in 2020. Opening a new permanent home in Scottsdale will allow the local engineers to make the most impact working closely with thredUP’s automated distribution center in Phoenix. thredUP’s distribution centers receive 100,000 items every day and process more than one item every second.

"We are pleased that thredUP has chosen Scottsdale to advance their brand. We are proud of our positive business environment and talented workforce that is attracting growing companies like thredUP, and look forward to celebrating their continued success," says Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane.

Founded in 2009, thredUP has spent the past ten years building the backbone of resale on the internet. Today, the company is powering the resale economy - making it easier than ever for millions of women to buy and sell quality secondhand clothing from over 35,000 brands across 100+ product categories. By optimizing its core consumer marketplace and expanding its partnership platform with other retailers, thredUP is shifting fashion culture from throwaway to sustainable by inspiring a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first.

"We were excited when thredUP expanded to the region in 2018 and are energized by their decision to place a corporate office expansion in Scottsdale," says Chris Camacho, president and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "Greater Phoenix is a place where businesses can hire the talent needed to scale operations and we look forward to their ongoing success."

thredUP is growing its presence in Arizona during a time when a number of eCommerce clothing retailers have expanded to Greater Phoenix, including Gwynnie Bee and Stitch Fix.

About thredUP:

thredUP is the world’s largest fashion resale platform, inspiring a new generation to think secondhand first. The company has spent the past 10 years reinventing resale, building a marketplace and infrastructure now poised to power the $50B resale economy and usher in a more sustainable fashion future. Millions of consumers use thredUP as the easiest way to sell their clothes and shop over 35,000 brands at up to 90% off — online, in stores or via "try-before-you-buy" Goody Boxes. Backed by world-class investors, thredUP designed a resale engine that has redistributed nearly 100 million unique garments from closets across America and is now powering resale for the broader fashion industry via its Resale-As-A-Service (RAAS) platform.

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About Scottsdale:

Scottsdale is one of the state’s leading job centers, with a diverse economy built on medical research, high-tech innovation, tourism and corporate headquarters. Scottsdale is home to nearly 18,000 businesses supplying over 150,000 jobs. The ASU SkySong Innovation Center, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with nearby Arizona State University. The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is a partnership of premier health care providers and biomedical companies seeking to advance medicine and patient care through cutting-edge research. For more information, visit www.choosescottsdale.com.

About the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)

Established in 1989, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) actively works to attract and grow quality businesses and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. As the regional economic development organization, GPEC works with 22-member communities, Maricopa County and more than 170 private investors to accomplish its mission, and serve as a strategic partner to companies across the world as they expand or relocate. Consistently ranked as a top national economic development organization, GPEC’s approach to connectivity extends beyond the fabric of the community. Known as The Connected Place, Greater Phoenix is in a relentless pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial technology-focused companies that are committed to changing the game. As a result, GPEC has fueled the regional economy by bringing more than 800 locates, by creating more than 130,000 jobs and has contributed a capital investment of $14.8 billion over the past 30 years. For more information about GPEC, visit gpec.org.

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