Author: Melissa Gieringer

7 key trends for retail in 2017

From the explosive growth of e-commerce to heightened pressure to meet consumer expectations of relaxed return policies to increased buyer remorse, the retail sector continues to remain volatile and unpredictable. As we’ve seen this year with the closure of BHS, even the largest retailers are not safe, whilst the fluctuating value of the pound following …

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Seller Spotlight: Kingdom Supply

Hundreds of sellers – ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small retailers – use the B-Stock Supply marketplace to sell bulk lots of inventory directly to business buyers. One such company is Kingdom Supply, a family-owned wholesale company specializing in wireless and consumer electronics accessories. Kingdom Supply was established in 2015 by father-sons team Steve, …

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B-Stock Solutions Chosen as a 2016 Green Supply Chain Award Winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

B-Stock Solutions, a technology-enabled service company powering the largest global network of B2B liquidation marketplaces, has been named a Green Supply Chain Award winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The award recognizes companies that support sustainability initiatives as a core part of their service offering and allow their customers to achieve measurable goals. …

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2016 SDCE Green Supply Chain Award

B-Stock Solutions operates a large network of business-to-business (B2B) liquidation and wholesale online auction marketplaces. By ditching the practice of landfilling excess, obsolete and returned product and replacing it with a more sustainable B2B liquidation marketplace—for inventory of all conditions—B-Stock’s clients enabled the recycling, repurposing, reuse or resale of just under 70 million items through …

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8 tips for Black Friday success

With Black Friday around the corner, retailers will be busy preparing for the inevitable surge in sales as customers look to bag themselves a pre-Christmas Bargain. However, Black Friday is much more than just a day, and retailers need to plan for the longer-term effects of this particular promotion. Here, retail tech experts reveal their …

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday With a Side of Buyer’s Remorse

Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday shopping season and the outlook for retailers this year is positive: sales are expected to increase anywhere from 4 to 10 percent with the average shopper predicted to spend around $1,000 (on gifts for others and gifts-to-self). Between Grey Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber …

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The Dark Side of Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Managing the Surge in Customer Returns

Over the past few years America’s ‘Black Friday’ concept has begun infiltrating the UK marketplace with retailers pulling out all the stops, eager to create a gift-buying frenzy with shoppers. On the heels of Black Friday comes Cyber Monday, the day of the year that marks the highest volume of online sales, and provides even …

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Rethinking Reverse Logistics For E-Apparel Returns

We’ve all done it: ordered a few sizes or styles of shoes/pants/dresses/etc. from an online retailer with the intention of sending back whatever doesn’t fit. Relaxed return policies and the expectation of free shipping and returns are promoting this type of behavior, and while “free returns” do drive customer loyalty, the trend is leaving e-retailers …

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GOOD QUESTION

What disruptive innovation will have the greatest impact on the supply chain? The growth of e-commerce is causing a substantial spike in the volume of returns and putting enormous pressure on already thin retail margins. Technology-based solutions that bring efficiency to the handling of excess merchandise could mean the difference between survival and extinction. Read …

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