Month: December 2011

Consumer electronics return rates on the rise

An interesting new study by Accenture looking at the rising return rates in the consumer electronics business. They estimate that returns are costing retailers and manufacturers $17 billion this year (up 21% since 2007). Included in that are costs associated with “receiving, assessing, repairing, reboxing, restocking and reselling returned products,” Accenture reports. Product return rates …

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Buying customer returned TV’s from Walmart

Walmart has been using its B-Stock powered private marketplace to liquidate customer returned big screen TV’s for several years. For our buyers with the ability to deal with this type of inventory, the site is one of their favorite, steady sources of inventory. They know they will find great product at great prices that they …

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Inventory Matters! – Including overstock and excess inventory

Several months back Jim Cramer from Mad Money published a piece on the importance of inventory levels in predicting economic turnaround and stock performance. While his point is fairly obvious (ie. a lack of inventory in retail channel implies new orders are coming to manufacturers, which will drive upstream business throughout the supply chain), it …

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Posted in: Liquidation