Month: December 2015

Where Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts Get a Second Life

The underbelly of e-commerce is a booming business in which little-known companies collect, process and often resell piles of unwanted gifts, flawed merchandise and other items that shoppers simply regretted buying. This holiday season, goods with an original retail value of $19.4 billion—nearly one-quarter of e-commerce sales—are expected to be returned, according to Shorr Packaging, …

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Thanks, But No Thanks: The Fine Art of Returning a Gift

Here’s a real holiday surprise – about $63 billion worth of gifts will be returned shortly after Christmas, according to Howard Rosenberg, CEO of B-Stock Solutions, which helps track, process and re-sell returns from top six U.S. retailers like Walmart and Home Depot. B-Stock reports gift returns comprise 10% of all holiday sales, and 20% of …

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A growing holiday pastime: returning those unwanted gifts

After all the carols are sung and eggnog consumed, Americans this weekend will be indulging in a more modern — and growing — holiday pastime: returning unwanted gifts. Many shoppers, if they give it any thought, assume those ill-fitting sweaters and unloved blenders will go right back onto store shelves. But returns, an increasing headache for …

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Our Latest European B2B Marketplace: A2Z Liquidation Auctions

Returned and overstock merchandise from the world’s largest e-retailer has hit the B-Stock Sourcing Network and is available via our newest European-based marketplace: A2Z Liquidation Auctions. This B2B marketplace will give qualified business buyers in the EU unprecedented access to bulk quantities of inventory across dozens of product categories including: books, movies, music and games, …

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Your Business-to-Business eBay Solution

Depending on what retailers do with holiday returns and overstock inventory—to the degree that they touch it, sort it, triage it, refurbish it, recycle it, resell it—the associated costs of the reverse supply chain can add up quickly. “It’s expected that roughly 10 percent of purchases will end up being returned, so the estimates that …

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Welcome mophie! Our newest marketplace to hit the B-Stock Sourcing Network

We are excited to welcome mophie to the B-Stock Sourcing Network. This private-label B2B marketplace will give qualified business buyers direct access to bulk auction lots of mobile accessories from mophie including: rechargeable battery cases, universal powerstations and more. The products offered are fully tested customer returns showing no signs of use. Auction lots for …

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Avoid a Hoverboard Meltdown when Sourcing Inventory

Many online merchants take advantage of secondary markets where they can acquire overstock, returned, or refurbished inventory to sell on marketplaces like eBay and Amazon. But the recent hoverboard scare raises important issues about product safety and seller liability. As we reported on Monday, Amazon has restricted the sale of hoverboards, while Overstock has banned …

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Environmental Stewardship is Good Business

And now, here’s a look at our other Green Supply Chain Award winners: B-Stock helped clients ditch traditional methods, including landfills, and replace them with a sustainable solution in the form of a B2B liquidation marketplace. This enabled the recycling, repurposing, reuse or resale of more than 24 million items. In the past 18 months …

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Our Latest Marketplace: Boise Paper

We are happy to welcome Boise Paper to the B-Stock Sourcing Network. This B2B marketplace will give buyers direct access to surplus and off-quality paper products from Boise Paper including: office-grade paper, printing paper, and converting paper in either sheeted or roll form. The products range in condition from light use to damaged and are …

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Reevaluate Your Liquidation Plan To Achieve Higher Recovery

By getting smart about the secondary market and looking beyond traditional liquidation methods for customer returns and other excess inventory – like selling offline to one or two buyers – you can create a sophisticated, scalable solution that optimizes your monetization of customer returns and other excess inventory. But what exactly does a successful solution …

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