Montou is trying to fill a hole in the e-commerce market- by bringing thrift into the 21st century.
Currently Montou is a singular online thrift store- building out into a major online marketplace. The fee scales that come with the existing marketplaces (etsy,ebay,diy) are not structured for thrift pricing. According to the EPA- every year, the US buries 18.1 million tons of textiles in the landfill. The Montou Network of users would intercept the usable, relevant goods from that, and put it into the online market. Goodwill makes 3B in revenue yearly, from donated materials- and is expected to grow 10% a year. Goodwill's products are not counted in the EPAs 18.1M tons of goods.Of course, the altruistic value aside- this is an opportunity to invest in human capital (self-employment) and emerging markets; and to capitalize on the waste that is built into modern consumerism.