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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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As Games Unfold, Olympic Furniture Awaits Next Chapter

Thousands of athletes are staying in the Rio Olympic and Paralympic village, but what happens to all of the furniture after they leave town? One company is working to auction off more than 200,000 of those chairs, tables, beds and other pieces of furniture to buyers around the world with Olympics’ fever (or who may …

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Jeremy Walton featured on eBay Radio

B-Stock’s Senior Manager of Marketplaces, Jeremy Walton, was a recent guest on eBay Radio. The hosts chatted with Jeremy about The B-Stock Sourcing Network, how our platform benefits eBay sellers and what we learned at eBay OPEN 2016. Listen to Interview >>                    

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Using Technology to Tackle Excess Wireless Inventory

When it comes to trade-in, returned, damaged and otherwise obsolete wireless inventory slated for the secondary market, it’s extremely important for retail- ers to understand the true value of it and reassess whatever program(s) they have in place. Often there is an opportunity to recoup more simply by ditching traditional, manual methods and instead applying …

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Online apparel is booming. What does that mean for returns?

Billions of dollars of apparel sales are moving from brick and mortar to online: the big shift – according to Internet Retailer – occurred last year when web sales of apparel grew 20.4% versus 1% for physical stores. In one year “the web’s share of U.S. apparel sales grew to 17.9% from 15.5%” and that …

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