thredUP Expands Operations With Third Distribution Center

The world’s largest online marketplace to buy and sell like-new
women’s and kids’ clothing leases 145,000 square foot space, bringing
300 jobs to the Chicagoland area and improving customer experience

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–thredUP.com,
the leading online marketplace to buy and sell like-new women’s and
kids’ clothing, announced today the opening of its third distribution
center in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The company has leased 145,000 square
feet in the Chicagoland suburb, which is located at 100 Lakeview
Parkway, Vernon Hills, Illinois.

The Vernon Hills distribution center will serve as a model for thredUP’s
continued operational expansion over the next few years. The new
facility is expected to employ 300 team members over the next year.
Currently, Vernon Hills employs 145 full-time staff, with a goal of 10
to 15 new hires per week. thredUP’s other distribution centers are
located in San Leandro, California and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

“We’ve chosen Vernon Hills, Illinois because we believe its location is
ideal for us to continue to improve the thredUP experience for our
customers,” said John Voris, Chief Operating Officer at thredUP. “The
team we’ve hired is deeply engaged in our mission to inspire a new
generation of consumers to think secondhand first. We’re excited to
bring on a high quality workforce, and thredUP is supportive of the
economic development of the community,” added Voris.

By opening new distribution centers in different parts of the country,
thredUP is able to offer faster shipping transit times and increase the
amount of localized, seasonally relevant inventory available to its
customers.

“I’m thrilled we are expanding to Vernon Hills and growing to serve even
more customers. Our first two fulfillment centers are on each of the
coasts; this new central location allows us to provide faster service to
our customers in the middle of the country,” said James Reinhart, CEO
and Co-Founder of thredUP. “We look forward to being good corporate
citizens within the wider Chicago community, bringing jobs and
opportunities for more people throughout the area.”

“The village of Vernon Hills is pleased to welcome the leading online
consignment marketplace, thredUP, to our community. Sustainability is at
the center of the brand’s ethos and we welcome the meaningful jobs
thredUP is creating for our devoted and diverse communities throughout
Lake County,” said Mayor Roger Byrne.

About thredUP

thredUP
is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell like-new women’s and
kids’ clothing. The company publishes the Annual Resale Report, and
pioneered the Clean
Out Bag
, the most convenient way for consumers to sell clothes
they’re no longer wearing. thredUP accepts clothing from more than
25,000 women’s and kids’ brands, and resells the items for up to 90
percent off the original retail price. James Reinhart, Chris Homer and
Oliver Lubin founded the business in Boston in 2009. Now headquartered
in downtown San Francisco and backed by world-class investors, thredUP
is reinventing the secondhand clothing industry and inspiring a new
generation of consumers to think secondhand first. Learn more about job
opportunities with thredUP at https://www.thredup.com/p/careers.

Contacts

thredUP
Jamie Han, 312-619-6689
media@thredUP.com