StockX announced the opening of a new authentication center in Melbourne, Victoria. The facility is the company’s first in the Australia and New Zealand regions and further strengthens StockX’s global footprint, which today includes a network of 11 authentication centers and Drop-Off locations, in addition to offices in Detroit, London, and Tokyo.

Since 2016, StockX customers across Australia have been able to buy and sell on the platform, which today boasts more than 125,000 product listings including sneakers, apparel, electronics, collectibles, and accessories. However, the opening of the new Melbourne Authentication Center unlocks additional customer experience enhancements. Buyers in Australia will see lower shipping fees and shorter shipping times, while sellers will benefit from reduced fees, streamlined shipping, and faster payouts. The new operation also enables bulk shipping for established sellers and All-In Pricing, a proprietary, tech-forward feature that expertly matches Australian buyers with Australian sellers when possible in order to further minimize shipping times and related fees.

“This launch is another example of our doubling down on a commitment to provide an authentic, accessible, and truly local experience to customers across the globe,” said StockX CEO Scott Cutler. “Not only does opening our doors in Melbourne make for an improved experience for an already engaged, passionate customer base, but it allows us to further deliver on our customer promise to be the world’s leading live marketplace for consumers of current culture.”

Australia is among StockX’s fastest-growing markets. According to a recent Harris Poll survey, nearly one in five Australian adults (19 percent) have purchased or plan to purchase limited-edition sneakers in 2021 and among them, 42 percent say they are motivated by the investment opportunity.

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