Online shopping that helps planet and those in need – Salvos Stores operating online during Covid lockdowns

The Salvation Army

Online shopping that helps the planet and those in need

Salvos Stores operating online during COVID-19 lockdowns

The Salvation Army’s network of for-purpose retail stores, Salvos Stores, has pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic to launch an online store, allowing Aussies to continue to purchase their environmentally friendly, pre-loved goods during lockdown.

Just in time for a new Spring wardrobe or home refresh project, Salvos Stores average over 1000 new listings every day and have listed 185,000 items since May, meaning there is something for everyone.

Australia is the second highest consumer of textiles per person in the world*, and Salvos stores offers a solution through their environmentally friendly alternative to online shopping.

Since May 2020, Salvos stores have delivered 92,000 orders to customers doorsteps across Australia, which equates to approximately 54 tonnes of goods which have been re-homed instead of being sent to landfill.

Further, 100% of the profits raised through Salvos Stores go towards The Salvation Army Community Programs supporting Australians doing it tough. This means that purchases on their online store supports The Salvos work in homelessness, family and domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, poverty and financial hardship, youth work, natural disasters and much more.

“With the current popularity of online shopping, why not consider shopping at Salvos stores for your online needs. You won’t only snag a bargain, but also be helping the environment by purchasing recycled goods and supporting the incredible work of The Salvation Army right around the country,” said Lucas Ferrier, Salvos Stores E-commerce manager.

Last year, The Salvation Army across Australia provided more than 1 million occasions of care to those in need, supported more than 40,000 people experiencing homelessness, distributed almost 1.6 million meals through its homelessness services, provided over 43,000 occasions of care to those experiencing family and domestic violence, and distributed almost $100 million worth of financial assistance to people doing it tough.**

“Get yourself a new Spring outfit, something for around the house, or send a friend who is doing it tough a nice gift. Our wide range of items on the Salvos Stores website means there will be something for everyone,” said Lucas Ferrier.

/Public Release.