Steve Oliver of musicMagpie which sells restored tech

Circular economy: Walmart and musicMagpie announce refurbished tech tie-up

Refurbished tech from musicMagpie’s US division, decluttr, will soon be available on US retail giant Walmart’s ‘Restored’ programme.

Walmart Restored was launched in August 2022 to help customers discover what the grocer describes as high quality refurbished electronic products on And in the coming weeks, decluttr’s refurbished tech – such as phones, iPads, MacBooks and consoles – will be added to the platform.

Retailers around the world are investing in circular economy solutions such as selling pre-loved items as focus on environmental good practice and keeping items in circulation continues to grow.

Research published this week by audience targeting company GWI found that 51% of UK consumers have donated an item in the last six months (such as to a charity shop), while 28% sold an item on a second-hand virtual marketplace, and 31% shopped second-hand online. According to the study, the most popular second-hand shopping items – for both buyers and sellers – are clothing and entertainment goods.

The imminent musicMagpie-Walmart Restored partnership comes after the former recently began selling refurbished disc media on Via decluttr, thousands of preowned CDs, DVDs, and video games can now be bought on the US marketplace.

Steve Oliver, CEO & co-founder of musicMagpie, said: “We’re thrilled to announce that we are teaming up with the biggest retailer in the world, which will allow us to offer our suite of refurbished and pre-owned products to its tens of millions of customers.

“Walmart’s mission to provide high quality items at low prices aligns with our own, and the newly launched Walmart Restored programme mirrors our commitment to the circular economy and sustainability. This is an exciting new sales channel for us as we continue to grow our decluttr brand in the US and partnering with such an iconic household name will continue to foster trust not only in decluttr, but also in refurbished products as a category.”

[Image credit: musicMagpie]

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