Author: Melissa Gieringer

Finding value in reverse logistics in fashion retail

Driving the cost out of your returns process and rethinking whatever program you have in place is a must in today’s highly competitive retail landscape, and can mean the difference between winning and losing. Everyone’s done it: ordered a few sizes or styles of clothing from an online retailer with the intention of sending back …

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Making the Case for Strategic Liquidation Planning

Every company has liquidation inventory: returned, excess, obsolete or damaged merchandise that can’t go back on store shelves. Though most organizations would rather not admit they have a need for it, liquidation is the rule – not the exception – in retail. Given how competitive retailing is today, the ability to squeeze margin out of …

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How to avoid this silent sales killer

It’s not just the threat of a big box retailer or the cost of demand gen that could come between you and this season’s highest sales. There’s another potential bump in the road to increasing growth: the success of your business customers. Your business customers are your most valuable asset and their prosperity is integral …

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What happens to merchandise when stores go out of business?

JC Penney is the latest retailer to announce it will be closing stores this year. The struggling department store will shutter 140 stores by the end of June. The company is offering early retirement to 6,000 full-time employees. Two distribution centers will also be closed. “Consumer behavior is continuing to shift and it is making …

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B-Stock Solutions’ Head of Technology Ivaylo Iliev Recognized as a 2017 “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

B-Stock Solutions, a technology-enabled service provider powering the largest network of B2B liquidation marketplaces, is pleased to announce that its Vice President of Engineering Ivaylo Iliev has been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2017 “Pros to Know” list. The Pros to Know awards recognize supply chain executives that are leading initiatives to solve …

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Reverse logistics in the fashion retail industry

For UK retailers, the 2016 holiday period was a let-down to say the least: overall sales volumes for December dropped 2 per cent while some of the largest high street retail giants including Next, Debenhams, M&S and Primark reported lower-than-expected-profits. On top of this, January brought with it an influx of returns: relaxed customer return …

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Meet the 2017 Pros to Know

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, is pleased to announce the 17th annual listing of Pros to Know in the supply chain industry. The annual award recognizes Provider Pros and Practitioner Pros, including teams. The Provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals from a software firm …

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Returns Are at an All-Time High: What’s Your Plan?

Welcome to retail returns season: the first few months of the year when ugly sweaters, problematic consumer electronics, noisy toys and ill-fitting shoes make their way back to retailers or manufacturers with few or no questions asked. This season in particular brought higher return rates due to record-breaking online spending (e-commerce return rates are double …

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Rethinking Reverse Logistics for Online Apparel Returns

As virtual shopping bags replace physical ones, it’s important for retailers to update their policies and logistics strategies to align with consumer behavior and expectations. This is particularly the case when deciding how to handle apparel returns, which boast one of the highest return rates: One in three purchases are sent back. This trend, and …

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Global Resale Partners with B-Stock Solutions to Launch B2B Marketplace for Pre-Owned Technology Devices

B-Stock Solutions, a technology-enabled service provider powering the largest network of B2B liquidation marketplaces for Fortune 1000 organizations, is pleased to announce the launch of Global Resale’s official B2B liquidation marketplace: Global Resale Liquidation Auctions. This online auction marketplace will give business buyers around the globe direct access to bulk quantities of previously used and …

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