Author: Howard

Welcome GameStop to the B-Stock Sourcing Network!

We are excited to announce the launch of GameStop Wholesale Auctions. The GameStop Wholesale marketplace will offer pallets and truckloads of trade-ins, customer returns, closeouts and other excess inventories of Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods, video games games and consoles, other electronics, accessories and more.  As an approved member of the B-Stock Sourcing Network, you can …

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Retail Store Closings Provide Inventory Liquidation Opportunities for Resellers

A recent article in Forbes highlights how the current economic downturn coupled with the continued shift to e-commerce is forcing many retail chains to close some of their lowest-performing outlets.  The article notes, “Through the first nine months of 2012, closings were up 25% over the same period from the prior year.” And forecasters predict …

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Inventory Management is Key to Retail Profitability

I came across two interesting articles in the past few days that shine a light on the importance of managing inventory levels carefully.  The first was an info-graphic by Stitch Labs.  They make the shocking claim that 45%-90% of all business expenses come from inventory costs. Granted, this is a very wide range; however, even …

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Liquidation Footwear Sourcing Opportunity for Exporters

I am pleased to announce the launch of our newest marketplace FOR EXPORTERS ONLY.  Genesco’s Journeys Group retail chain is now using a B-Stock powered marketplace to liquidate footwear and other Journeys products. There is one restriction in the marketplace which is that all inventory purchased on the site MUST be sold outside of the …

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Buying Walmart returns

Walmart returns are a great place for businesses in search of bargain inventory for eBay, flea markets, small retail stores or even large clearance chains to start.  In the current economic environment, consumers are looking for ways to save money and offering high quality Walmart returns is a great way to serve that need. The …

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New customer returns liquidation marketplace

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our newest liquidation marketplace.  Essex Bargain Hunt is now liquidating customer retail returns via essexb2b.com. The marketplace offers small, pallet lots that are specifically assembled for eBay sellers all the way up to full truckloads of retail returns.  These lots span a wide range of merchandise …

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September retail sales coming in light

September retail sales came in mixed across the retail landscape. As shown in the Wall Street Journal graphic below, Stage Stores, Gap and Costco all had solid months with same store sales gains of 11%, 6% and 5%, respectively. On the other hand, Kohl’s saw a 2.7% drop in same store sales while Wet Seal …

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Refurbished goods are great for small resellers

Refurbished goods have experienced a major resurgence in popularity among consumers over the past 3-4 years.  More and more, retailers and manufacturers are refurbishing returned products as a way to:  1. capture more value from the returned items and 2. reduce the amount of e-waste they generate by tossing broken returns into the landfill. The …

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CFO’s are looking for efficiencies through technology

Great article today in the Wall Street Journal talking about how CFO’s are becoming more aggressive about spending on technology to promote efficiency in their organizations. According to Andrew Bartels, an analyst at Forrester Research, “CFOs are now being confronted with a handful of technologies that promise to upend the way business has long been …

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