Montpellier: with Sportydeal, find your used sports equipment with one click


The Sportydeal marketplace created in Montpellier is the first site to offer second-hand sports equipment
The Sportydeal marketplace created in Montpellier is the first site in France to offer second-hand sports equipment (© dr)

« The circular economy is gaining ground: the French are increasingly turning to second hand », recalls Yann Le Corre, a former banker, passionate about windsurfing (he took part in his first competitions at the age of 17). ) who left finance to devote himself to high-level windsurfing competition.

Launched last spring

More recently, he founded the Montpellier start-up Sportydeal, hosted within the local IONIS 361 incubator. Yann Le Corre launched his Sportydeal platform last spring, a tool he describes as « the first social sales network. dedicated to second-hand sports equipment between enthusiasts ”, halfway between leboncoin and Facebook…

Instant messaging

“The site connects sellers of used sports products, individuals or professionals, with buyers,” he explains: “They have instant messaging which allows direct exchanges between members. They can thus obtain more information about a product and its use, or know its condition ”.

« Sportydeal makes it possible to find equipment at a lower cost in almost all disciplines where equipment remains expensive »

Yann the Corre

Virtuous consumption

« Sportydeal promotes more virtuous consumption of sports equipment with a positive impact on the environment thanks to the circular economy and of course allows athletes to equip themselves at a lower price », adds the manager.

Around Yann Le Corre, the Sportydeal team intends to make the new marketplace the French and European leader in the sale of used sports equipment.
Around Yann Le Corre, the Sportydeal team intends to make the new marketplace the French and European leader in the sale of used sports equipment. (© dr)

The appeal of the second hand

« Technical sports equipment is expensive and the second-hand supply is not sufficiently concentrated », he adds, estimating that the rise of the second-hand market « favors the development of a platform based on the circular economy which allows athletes to buy a wide variety of sports goods at a bargain price ”.

« Sportydeal aims to become the French and European leader in the sale of used sports equipment »

Yann the Corre

Sportydeal allows you to find equipment at a lower cost in almost all disciplines where equipment is not cheap: golf, diving, horse riding, skiing, snowboarding, not to mention water sports: kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, paddleboarding and wakeboarding. “Other disciplines will soon be added to complete the site’s offering, in particular racket sports, hiking, trail running, trekking, urban sports, and even running,” explains Yann Le Corre.

Sportydeal, a growing community

Released last spring, Sportydeal only took 6 months to find its audience. The site already has more than 5,000 ads and 20,000 visitors each month. « The platform now wants to make itself known to attract more advertisers who want to sell their used sports equipment, and buyers, » said Yann Le Corre: « At the start of the 2021 school year, the site will launch its mobile application which will be available on the stores. Sportydeal aims to become the French and European leader in the sale of used sports equipment ”.

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