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Hyper-Local Networking Site Nextdoor Launches Sell for Good

Hyper Local Networking Site Nextdoor Launches Sell for Good

Nextdoor, a site for neighbors to network with each other online, has launched “Sell for Good.” The new program helps users support their local nonprofits by buying and selling items on Nextdoor’s For Sale & Free.

Nextdoor launched the program in partnership with PayPal Giving Fund.

The company said it has seen a 7x increase in conversations on its site related to donations since the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now, with Sell for Good, neighbors can turn those conversations into actions and help their local communities rebuild during the pandemic,” according to Thursday’s announcement.

Here’s how it works: “When listing items on For Sale & Free, sellers will now have the option to donate proceeds to benefit a nonprofit of their choice with PayPal Giving Fund. Buyers can then purchase items marked with the Sell for Good emblem letting them know that their money is going to a community cause.”

Nonprofits interested in learning more can visit nextdoor.com/nonprofit. Sell for Good is free to use and available for all Nextdoor members in the United States at nextdoor.com/good or by visiting the For Sale & Free section in the Nextdoor app.

You can read the full press release on the Nextdoor.com website.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

One thought on “Hyper-Local Networking Site Nextdoor Launches Sell for Good”

  1. Hmmm…our HOA uses this for our neighborhood. I didn’t know we could sell on there other than to post to the community board that we have something available.

    While I don’t sell locally, my neighbor does and I could even use it for items that are costly to ship, like hers are. She buys old furniture and brings it back to life. She had asked me if I could help get something set up online, but considering that she doesn’t have much computer experience and that she only sells locally, I simply suggested she use Facebook.

    I could just see where that was headed, especially since she’s just right across the street, and I absolutely do not have that kind of time. LOL Maybe I should check this out and see if she could make something of it.

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