It seems the entire world is interested in getting to know Generation Z.
They want to know our shopping habits, where we go, what we like & the list goes on. Sounds like we are aliens who landed on their planet because we are so different than regular humans. In many ways, we are aliens.
We may look like humans, but don’t have any similar behaviors they do. That is what makes us different.
We have grown up in a digital world. Which may as well have been another planet, that is how foreign we are to most of our elders. We live different lives but share the same planet.
One difference we have is our shopping styles.
Besides us browsing online for items, we also have other things on our mind.
We are constantly thinking:
Is the purchase we are about to make, going to have a resale value?
Especially, if it is an expensive purchase.
JCKOnline says Gen Zers are, “often thinking about an item’s resale value at the time of purchase. Having grown up participating in the rapid hustle ’n’ flow of online commerce, they are the ultimate eBay-ers: “Instead of thinking about cost per use on a coat, they’re thinking about if they could sell it eventually at a profit.”
Many times, the resale value of an item is the deciding factor in my being able to convince my mother that this isn’t a waste of money purchase. Remember, she is the one paying. ?
I will show my parents examples on EBay & other sites of similar recently sold items. This is business.
If I want something that may be considered a ridiculous or not needed purchase in my parents eyes, then I must do the research in order to convince them that we will not be stuck with a worthless item.
It has resale value.
Benjamin Kickz is a perfect example of a generation Zer building a resale business that started to support his own love for sneakers.
I personally have resold numerous items on eBay& Craigslist.com like sneakers & jackets that I convinced my parents to purchase for me knowing I would grow out of pretty quickly. I let them know it would still be a smart purchase and not a total loss as they had resale value.
My sisters have sold their items on numerous sites, Craigslist to eBay & other resale websites to offset overspending for handbags, wallets, shoes, jewelry & other items.
Generation Z is cost conscious, as well as forward thinkers.
Offer us products & packaging that have a decent resale value & we will thank you by sharing it with the world & possibly reselling it one day.