WebThriftStore recently released a completely redesigned website and mobile shopping experience based on the valuable feedback collected from many charity partners and their supporters. The website’s new, totally streamlined design is a perfect example of how charities and the companies providing complementary fundraising services can work together to improve the experience for everyone.
WebThriftStore allows any nonprofit to open an online thrift store for free with no risk or physical inventory. Charities encourage their supporters to donate goods online, WebThriftStore sells the goods in our online marketplace, and supporters receive tax write-offs for the sold value of their items.
Because it’s a completely online platform, WebThriftStore depends on its nonprofit partners and their loyal supporters to provide feedback and opinions about their experience and make suggestions on improvements. This feedback is gathered in the form of conversations with charity executives, email exchanges, surveys, website feedback forms and unsolicited questions and ideas. Nonprofit partners recommend improvements. We listen and then act on them. Everyone wins.
The result is that new features and upgrades to our platform have been realized, including our simplified checkout process, now featuring PayPal. Other enhancements like streamlined searching and browsing, as well as faster performance across the entire platform, prove that listening to partner feedback is critical to the success of both our venture and all of the nonprofits that we serve.
In any partnership, communication is key. At WebThriftStore, we have learned that considering our partners’ needs and acting on what we hear is among the most valuable actions that any business supporting charities can take.
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Please contact us for more information about how partnering with WebThriftStore can provide a complementary way for their support bases to contribute to the causes about which they care so much.
The preceding is a guest post by By Michael Sher, WebThriftStore Board Member.