eBay launches new hub encouraging customers to buy refurbished products

Its ‘Certified Refurbished’ hub will make finding these products easier and prevent them going to landfill

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eBay UK has launched a new ‘Certified Refurbished’ hub, which will make it easier for customers to buy high-quality refurbished goods and stop them from going to landfill.

The hub allows buyers to purchase premium products that have been refurbished to what eBay claims is a ‘great quality’.

It states that products within the hub will have been inspected, cleaned and refurbished by the manufacturer to meet the necessary specifications and discounted by up to 30%, incentivising people to buy.

eBay reveals its customers are now shopping far more consciously, with sales of refurbished printers up by 301% and laptops and TVs witnessing a surge of 103% in the last year.

The company has highlighted the environmental benefits of buying refurbished products, stating that since the start of 2020, the equivalent of 438 double-decker buses worth of refurbished products were sold, preventing all of them from potentially going to landfill.

Matt Potter, Senior Trading Manager at eBay UK, commented: “Demand for refurbished products has been growing for some time but we know that the main barrier for some consumers has been the perceived risk that comes with purchasing a refurbished item.

“Our ‘Certified Refurbished’ hub is designed to bring peace of mind to customers, allowing them to secure the products they love, like new for less, and at the high quality they deserve.”