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MonkeySports Unveils Team Sports Trade-In Program


MonkeySports, the online retailer of hockey, baseball and lacrosse equipment, has unveiled a trade-in program that allows its customers to trade in used gear, timed with trade-in events, and receive MonkeySports store credit to use towards future purchases. Items that do not qualify for trade-in can also be donated to local youth programs. The program is powered by SidelineSwap’s Recommerce Platform.

“In the new circular economy where consumers are embracing the resale and purchase of used goods, SidelineSwap’s Recommerce Platform provides MonkeySports athletes the convenience and ease of selling their used and unwanted sporting goods where they shop,” explains Brendan Candon, CEO of SidelineSwap. “This puts more money in the pockets of MonkeySports athletes while also allowing the used gear to play on to another athlete and remain out of landfills.

“When a customer knows they can recoup some value from last season’s baseball bat, hockey skates or lacrosse gear, they’re more likely to upgrade to new gear for the upcoming season,” he adds. “That’s a win for MonkeySports and the brands they sell, a win for their athletes and a win for the athlete who eventually buys the quality used gear at a good value.”

“We know MonkeySports athletes are looking for ways to save money, so giving them an easy trade-in option is not just good for business, it’s good for sports and the environment,” adds John Namaan, CEO, MonkeySports.

MonkeySports athletes who attend trade-in events at MonkeySports locations can bring their used gear to the event and it will be evaluated by SidelineSwap’s proprietary trade-in technology. Athletes receive a quote for gear that meets the trade-in guidelines and, upon acceptance, they are issued a MonkeySports store credit.