Oakland, California-based fashion marketplace ThredUp is trialing a higher charge for users to send in items in a bid to move its offering upmarket.

Modern Retail reported that the marketplace “quietly began beta testing a new Consignment Premium service” last month, charging $35 for listing all of someone’s items — instead of the $15 fee for its standard service — which it says covers shipping, processing, pricing, listing, photography, housing and so on.

“We want to be a place where customers can find great brands for a great price, not a dumping ground for stuff,” ThredUp founder and CEO James Reinhart told Modern Retail.

“And I think a lot of the work we’ve done to really level up the selling experience by definition levels up the buying experience.”

The site reports that the service is an attempt to address the issue of some items sent in by sellers not being listed on the marketplace due to defects or poor quality.

A previous iteration of this service, Consignment Pro, aimed at luxury items, was trialed on about 5% of users last year before being closed down.

Calling itself a “managed marketplace,” ThredUp provides end-to-end resale services for sellers, including pricing, merchandising, fulfillment payments, and customer service.

Last month, the company announced Q1 revenue of $79.6 million, up 5% year on year. It was founded in 2009.

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