Pioneer Restore announces launch of new online sales platform

Written by Joshua Chamberland and Ruth Wendlandt on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 08:14 |
Pioneer Restore

The Pioneer Restore at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces the launch of its new online storefront. The sleek, easy-to-use website is designed to make unwanted university-owned items available to the community at affordable prices. The official launch date is June 30.

The Pioneer Restore is confident the new online sales experience will make it easier for individuals to buy re-used items. All it takes is a couple of clicks at a computer or mobile device to view the entire affordable inventory; ranging from office supplies, furniture, computers, appliances, home goods, and much more. Purchases can be picked up within 24 hours by scheduling a curbside pickup appointment, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Pioneer Restore is a self-funded, waste-reduction/resource conservation operation at UW-Platteville. Utilizing revenue from sales, it is able to create on-campus student employment opportunities while also funding environmentally-friendly disposal practices for the entire campus, such as resale, donations, electronic waste recycling, composting and scrap metal recycling.

“We’re thrilled at the opportunity to be a resource for affordable items to our local community during these unprecedented times,” said Joshua Chamberland, waste minimization coordinator. “It’s nice to be able to interact with our neighbors again, even if it’s behind a mask, through a car window and six-feet apart.”

All items have value. Pioneer Restore maximizes the value of campus assets while reducing landfill waste.

To learn more about Pioneer Restore online storefront, visit https://pioneerrestore.uwplatt.edu.