Author: Jigar Shah

B-Stock Wins 2015 Growth Company of the Year Award

The entire B-Stock team is honored to have been awarded the 2015 Growth Company of the Year Award by the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California! This incredible accolade was presented to our CEO (and Harvard Business School alum) Howard Rosenberg at the 6th Annual Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship Summit. B-Stock won the award in the ‘Business …

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Howard Rosenberg Recognized as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Semifinalist

The team at B-Stock would like to congratulate our CEO, Howard Rosenberg, on being recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Semifinalist in Northern California. The annual EY awards program recognizes entrepreneurs from around the country who demonstrate excellence, innovation and commitment to their businesses and communities. Inspired by entrepreneurship early …

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The “Moneyball” Approach to Customer Returns and Excess Inventory

Most of us are familiar with “Moneyball,” a book-turned-film about a Major League Baseball team’s data-driven approach to assembling a competitive roster of players, which ultimately disrupted the existing model. While not as glamorous as the MLB, the same approach of focusing on key metrics can be applied to maximizing recovery on returned, overstock and excess inventory slated …

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Destination Maternity Has Joined the B-Stock Sourcing Network

We are excited to announce the launch of Destination Maternity’s marketplace on the B-Stock Sourcing Network. This private-label site gives business buyers direct access to Destination Maternity’s customer-returned and overstock apparel including designer maternity clothing and the company’s branded fashions. Bidding for bulk quantities of merchandise is currently open at: https://destinationmaternity.bstocksolutions.com/. Auction lots will be posted …

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Our Latest Marketplace: Groupon Goods

  We are thrilled to welcome Groupon Goods to the B-Stock Sourcing Network! This private-label marketplace will give business buyers around the globe unprecedented access to customer-returned and overstock inventory from Groupon Goods including: apparel, electronics, housewares, toys and other general merchandise from top European brands. The launch of this marketplace marks B-Stock’s first expansion …

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Almo’s Marketplace Now Auctioning Merchandise from Dallas Facility

As part of our ongoing partnership with Almo Corporation, we’re happy to expand our service offering to accommodate returned and excess merchandise from the company’s Dallas-based facility. Now qualified business buyers have an even greater opportunity to source products including name-brand appliances, top consumer electronics brands, and home and garden products directly from the largest …

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B-Stock’s CEO Howard Rosenberg Recognized as 2015 ‘Pro to Know’ by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

A big congratulations to B-Stock Solutions’ CEO Howard Rosenberg who was recently named a 2015 “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The “Pros to Know” awards recognize top supply chain executives who are leading initiatives to solve supply chain challenges in today’s global climate. In Howard’s case, that involves disrupting the …

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The Benefits of Buying Directly From the Source

Traditional liquidation methods involve layers of middlemen, red tape, product poaching and price mark ups before buyers even have access to the inventory. Luckily this old-school way of doing things is slowly evolving into an efficient B2B model where buyers have access to returned, overstock and excess merchandise directly from the retailer or manufacturer’s private-label, …

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Creating an Impactful Solution for Liquidation of Excess Inventory

Consider this: in 2014 consumers returned a record $284 billion worth of merchandise to retailers. That’s a huge number (about equal to the GDP of Singapore) and it is only going to get bigger due to the continued increase in online sales (which typically bring a higher return rate) and relaxed return policies by retailers to drive …

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Seasonal Returns Provide Great Product-Sourcing Opportunities

Did you know that around 10% of all holiday purchases are returned to retailers in the months following Christmas? Whether buyers’ remorse, relaxed return policies or gift-recipient repugnance, retailers are getting back close to $64 billion in merchandise sold during the holidays; much of which can’t go back on the shelves. All of these returns, however, …

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