The concept of a charity shop varies from country to country. For instance, it is called thrift store, resale shop, hospice shop in the United States and Canada, Opportunity (op) shop in Australia and New Zealand and 2nd hand shop in Malaysia. Therefore, charity shopping is a retail authority established by a charitable organization with an intention of fundraising. Australia Charity is widely known in this respect.
Charity shops often sell rare collection of famous people. However with the passage of time many new concepts in charity shopping have aroused. Many charity shops today work in the form of online shopping malls where people can buy products of their choice whilst donating.
There are some new concepts arising in charity shopping that are gaining popularity day by day. One of them is shopping for a cause. Such concepts provide normal shopping means to its customers while a portion of the amount spent by the customer is donated to his own selected charity from the list. Such shopping charities have their online existence e.g. AusCause (Australian Shopping Charity) and iGive (US Charity Shopping Charity). The same procedure is being followed by a number of charitable organizations for raising Australia Charity.