Author: Melissa Gieringer

B-Stock is at MWC Americas!

We are excited to be exhibiting at MWC Americas in San Francisco. This is the show’s debut year, stemming from a partnership between Mobile World Congress and CTIA. The event connects professionals across the mobile landscape and features the technology, people and ideas driving every aspect of the evolving wireless ecosystem. Mobile is a huge …

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Navigating Reverse Logistics in an E-commerce World

Most think of the supply chain as a forward-moving process with one end goal—getting product into the customer’s hands. But the growth of e-commerce and greater consumer awareness has created new challenges not only in moving a product forward but also backward. The days of a linear supply chain have long passed, making way for …

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Why liquidation is worth worrying about

Though most organizations would rather not admit it, when it comes to the handling of returned, excess, and otherwise obsolete merchandise, liquidation—the quick disposition of assets for a fraction of their original price—is the rule in retail. Around 95 percent of returned and unsold merchandise will end up slated for the secondary market (a post-retail …

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B-Stock to Present at SCOPE Supply Chain Conference

B-Stock is heading to the SCOPE supply chain conference next week in downtown Los Angeles. SCOPE is the supply chain industry’s leading executive level conference that connects supply chain executives at Fortune 500 organizations with top solution providers to learn about their latest technology and innovations. The conference is held each fall and spring and …

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The Global Trend of Reverse Logistics

As the representative of Guangzhou JST logistics, I attended the 2017 North America Annual Conference of the Reverse Logistics Association (hereinafter referred to as RLA) held in Las Vegas from February 21st to 23rd. The conference was chaired by the newly selected Executive Director of the RLA, Tony Sciarrotta. There were 400+ delegates from North …

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Meet our buyers: 100,000+ spanning 130 countries

In every major city around the world there are businesses that purchase customer-returned and excess inventory for resale. This “secondary market” represents over 3% of the U.S. economy and is growing 8% annually. Historically, large liquidators were the only channel retailers and manufacturers had to offload merchandise into the secondary market; resulting in low recovery …

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It’s Time For Manufacturers To Prioritize Returned And Excess Inventory

Every manufacturer has surplus: returned, excess or overstock inventory that sits in a warehouse, taking up space. Lack of innovation over the past few decades around how organizations approach disposing of their surplus inventory has resulted in billions of dollars lost and can no longer be left to inefficient, reactive or outdated methods. Considering 15 …

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Why DOT COM Returns Are Worth a Second Look

When it comes to customer returns, not all are created equal. Depending on the retailer’s return policy, some merchandise will be taken back even if extremely used, damaged or in salvage condition. This is particularly the case with in-store returns: a face-to-face explanation of why a worn out item isn’t needed anymore (despite its heavy …

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Sourcing trade-in devices for resale? Not all B2B channels are created equal

Continuous technology upgrades combined with the explosion of cell phone buyback, trade-in and refurbishing programs have created a robust secondary market for wireless devices. Consider this: the average person upgrades their phone every 22 months, most likely leveraging one of the thousands of cell phone trade-in programs available. Whether traded in to a mom-and-pop shop …

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