Reseat’s Mission Comes Full Circle
Reseat, the award-winning digital platform dedicated to fiving furniture a second life, has officially launched its Reseat ID Enterprise Tool. Created with businesses and designers in mind, the new Enterprise Tool allows companies to track inventory, move, sell and donate furniture, giving businesses the ability to more easily plan for the entire lifecycle of furniture at the point of purchase and designers a competitive edge with a marketplace embedded into the circular economy.
“There is no vaccine for saving the planet, we have to act now and think forward,” states Reseat Founder and CEO Brandi Susewitz, a veteran of the furniture industry herself. “Our goal is to be both a solution provider and a disruptor to the current commercial disposal culture, which has 99% of office furniture headed for landfills after 5 – 10 years.
“This new membership-based tool offers businesses, facility managers, dealers, vendors, manufacturers, architects and designers an opportunity to become change agents with a proactive plan to take action now, empowering them to partner in the upcycling process and keep products out of the waste stream by leveraging a massive inventory of upscale furnishings while they are still in use.”
Having originally been founded back in 2020 with the mission of breaking the cycle of office furniture waste, Reseat first rose to prominence by saving more than 3 million pounds of furniture from landfills. The company has worked with brands like Uber, Oracle, Yelp and Square from relocations to redesigns and was named one of Fast Company’s 2022 Most Innovative Companies. More recently, the company took home three awards from NeoCon 2022 for its Enterprise ID Tool.
This latest upgrade employs the last bit of framework for the circular economy within the site, delivering a service-driven roadmap through three of its available solutions:
A digital project management resource for dealers, designers and vendors that allows them to import furniture inventory, track specification logistics and assist in record keeping at the point of purchase. Orders can be uploaded or imported automatically with a SIF file to the platform at no cost to the user.
Reseat ID Enterprise Tool
The Enterprise Tool allows customers to sell, move and donate furniture through a dashboard on the Reseat platform. The membership also comes with a dedicated account manager to coordinate requisitions on behalf of the company. Should a product be sold through the marketplace, the original owner can collect anywhere from 15 – 70% of the profit depending on their involvement in the process.
On the marketplace, designers and architects can source a wide assortment of pre-owned commercial products and filter based on location, brand, product type, quantity and price. All furniture within the Reseat platform is vetted and priced at Fair Market Value (FMV), equating to an average markdown of 40% based on the item’s age and barcode specifications.
By utilizing Reseat’s platform, the company also notes that businesses can begin to works towards BIFMA and LEED certification while also pushing towards their net-zero operation goals. Similarly, design professionals, whether shopping on the site for previously owner furniture or activating an afterlife plan for new furniture, can note the ‘circular project’ on RFPS for clients and receive data on carbon emissions savings.