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Ask The Expert: Are overstock auctions a way to get bargain stock?

Slack periods can see significant amounts of excess stock piling up in the stockrooms of major retailers, who are less-than-happy to see obsolete goods cluttering their backrooms. Historically such retailers would have sold this excess stock for a pre-negotiated (most likely low) price, to one or two liquidators. However a shift has taken place in …

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How UK retailers can combat the rise in e-commerce returns

UK e-commerce is the strongest in all of Europe in terms of total share on retail sales with continued growth expected: a predicted increase from 14.5 percent of global e-commerce sales in 2015 to 19.3 percent in 2019 was recently reported. This sustained growth brings with it a proportionate increase in customer returns. In 2015 …

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Auction Wrap Up

Of all the records broken during the Rio Olympic Games, we were most interested in the record set for largest Olympic Village. Why? B-Stock was responsible for the B2B marketplace that auctioned off the furniture and fixtures from the 3600 athlete apartments. At the height of the Games over 18,000 people, including athletes and coaches …

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See you at CTIA Super Mobility 2016!

Our team is looking forward to making the trip out to Las Vegas on September 7 for CTIA Super Mobility 2016. This is our third year attending the show that connects professionals across the mobile landscape and features the technology, people and ideas driving every aspect of the evolving wireless ecosystem. Mobile is a huge …

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B-Stock Partners with MyUS, Enabling More Purchasing Power for International Buyers

At B-Stock we’re always looking for ways to simplify the purchasing process for our buyers, this includes helping save our customers – located outside of the US – money on international shipping charges. Today, we’re pleased to announce our partnership with MyUS, the world’s largest package consolidation company. Through MyUS’ service offering, international buyers will …

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Liquidation vs. Wholesale: What’s the Difference?

There is often confusion on how liquidation and wholesale differ (or if they do at all). In fact, there is a huge difference between the two. Read on for overview of both. Liquidation typically means an organization is trying to turn excess, overstock, or obsolete assets into cash, quickly. For retailers, obsolete merchandise costs money …

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What happens to the 1.3 million pieces of furniture in the Olympic Village once the Olympics end?

The Olympic Village is made up of 31 buildings that each contain 17 floors. In those 31 buildings, there are 3,604 apartments. In addition to the 10,000 athletes these apartments house during the games, they also provide shelter for the trainers, coaches, and medical staff who accompany them. The grand total of humans dwelling in these rooms for three …

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The Chairs of Rio’s Olympic Champions Have a Secret Second Life

Next time you feel you’re moldering in your office chair, consider that it may secretly have a glamorous history. Since well before the Rio Olympics began, an Australian company has been lining up second homes for the 135,000 chairs, 350 portable massage beds, 900 bar stools, 20,000 beds, 102,000 electrical items, 600 small safes—even the 2,500 stainless steel trash …

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