Horizon Goodwill Industries Opens First Outlet Store in Washington County

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Horizon Goodwill will have a soft opening for its new outlet store on December 11, 2018, at 10:00 am. The store is located at 1000 Florida Ave., #19 in Hagerstown, MD. Regular operating hours will be Tuesday through Friday, 10am - 6pm. This store is unlike traditional Goodwill retail stores because it sells goods at significantly discounted prices compared to the other locations.

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Interim CEO Dr. David Shuster said, "We are genuinely excited to open our new outlet store. We are now able to offer our community a unique shopping experience and lower cost options that we weren't able to provide previously."

Horizon Goodwill will have a soft opening for its new outlet store on December 11, 2018, at 10:00 am. The store is located at 1000 Florida Ave., #19 in Hagerstown, MD. Regular operating hours will be Tuesday through Friday, 10am - 6pm. This store is unlike traditional Goodwill retail stores because it sells goods at significantly discounted prices compared to the other locations. Additionally, some items are sold by the pound. For example, all clothing and textiles will be sold at prices ranging between $1.25 - $1.49 per pound and housewares will be available at $0.79 per pound. Many additional items will be available individually at discounted prices, including types of merchandise not found in our regular stores.

Interim CEO Dr. David Shuster said, "We are genuinely excited to open our new outlet store. We are now able to offer our community a unique shopping experience and lower cost options that we weren't able to provide previously. We are anticipating that our community will appreciate and embrace this new shopping option. Customers can now save even more money shopping at Goodwill, while continuing their generous support of our workforce development programs that strengthen our community through the power of work.

What's the difference between Goodwill Retail Stores and Goodwill Outlet Stores? Goodwill retail stores are the first stop for donations. Items that have not been sold after a set period of time are then sent to the Goodwill Outlet Store where they are marked down significantly or sold by the pound. Items that remain unsold at the Outlet Store are then auctioned off or recycled.

Shopping at a Goodwill Outlet Store is a unique experience. While some merchandise may be sorted and separately placed in bins, most of the items are placed in containers without arranging them. Items are brought to the sales floor in large blue containers which customers search through to find the treasures.

Usually, Goodwill outlet stores are very busy with thrifters and bargain hunters searching the bins and looking for treasures. Here are some common shopping tips for the outlet store:

  • Items must be removed immediately after checkout; we cannot hold sold merchandise.
  • We do not provide shopping bags. Bring plastic totes or plastic bags from home that you can use to carry your merchandise after purchasing it.
  • We do not offer returns or exchanges; all sales are final and items are sold as-is.
  • Make sure things that have multiple parts are complete (i.e., coffee maker, food processor)
  • Plan on spending an hour or more, time will go by quickly!
  • Donations are not accepted at the Outlet Store; they may be made at our regular retail locations and corporate headquarters.

About Horizon Goodwill: Goodwill has been rated #1 above the global brands Amazon and Google for the Brand World Value Rankings for 2016. Horizon Goodwill Industries, whose mission is "Removing Barriers, Creating Opportunities," is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people have access to employment.. Horizon Goodwill serves over 7,000 clients annually in a 17-county region that includes parts of the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit http://www.horizongoodwill.org

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