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Saturday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Rise of Re-Commerce: Shop Used in a New Way

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Fact: There is $7,000 worth of unused stuff in your home. But turning that stuff into cash isn't easy, and most consumers don't even know where to start. Despite a decade of web innovation, services that help you sell or rent out used goods never became mainstream. Is it because we live in a throw away society? Or because "used" as a market isn’t sexy? Whatever the reason, resale hasn't received much attention since eBay's launch in 1995. But the times are changing. Consumers are becoming increasingly conscientious. Shoppers are demanding environmentally responsible options at lower prices. Being frugal is suddenly trendy. Resale’s time is now, and new Internet startups are stepping up to the plate, meeting consumer demands with innovative twists on an age-old industry. The “re-commerce” market is defined by the recovery of product through online distribution channels. We’ll explore the growing consumer need for resale and the challenges tied to building these platforms online.
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Christina Chaey

Assoc Editor,DigitalFast CompanyI'm a reporter at Fast Company covering all things technology. I'll be speaking on the SXSWi panel, "The Rise of Re-Commerce: Shop Used in a New Way."
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Israel Ganot

Pres & Co-founderGazelle.comUnder the leadership of Israel Ganot, CEO, president and co-founder, Gazelle has emerged as the leader in high-end consumer electronics trade-in, facilitating more than 1 million gadget trade-ins. Gazelle has been named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing... Read More →
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Ross Lohr

CEO & Co-FounderProject RepatRoss Lohr is a social entrepreneur from Boston, Massachusetts. Ross grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and received a BA in economics and psychology from Boston University. At age 21, Ross started his first non-profit, NTC (www.NewtonTanzania.org), connecting... Read More →
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James Reinhart

CEO & Co-FounderthredUP IncJames is a serial entrepreneur and recent graduate of the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School where he was both a Bill George Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership and an HBS Goldsmith Fellow. Prior to HBS/HKS, while working in the... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Four Seasons, San Jacinto Ballroom

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