Author: Melissa Gieringer

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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CellWorks Unlimited Partners with B-Stock Solutions to Launch B2B Marketplace for Pre-Owned Wireless 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 CellWorks Unlimited’s official B2B liquidation marketplace: Cellworks Unlimited Liquidation Auctions. This online auction marketplace will give business buyers around the globe direct access to bulk quantities of insurance-grade quality smartphones …

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Our Newest Marketplace: CellWorks Unlimited

We are pleased to welcome CellWorks Unlimited to the B-Stock Sourcing Network. This B2B liquidation marketplace will give buyers access to bulk quantities of pre-owned and thoroughly tested smartphones from top brands including: Apple, LG, Samsung, and Motorola. The devices, all previously traded-in, have undergone a meticulous grading and quality control process and range in …

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Holiday Returns: they’re coming….are you ready?

Holiday returns are a lot like the Grinch: out to steal your Christmas cheer. Considering 10 percent of holiday purchases are returned each year, there’s no denying their inevitable arrival in the weeks following December 25. This season will likely bring more returns given heightened consumer expectations of relaxed cross channel return policies and the …

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Liquidation 2.0: The Benefits of Buying Straight from the Source

Historically, large retailers and manufacturers have relied on one or two liquidators for dealing with their returned and excess merchandise. Over the past few years however, a shift has taken place: many organizations are bypassing traditional liquidation methods and incorporating technology-based programs for obsolete inventory into their overall business strategy (or as we like to …

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Almo Liquidation Auctions: New & Existing Buyer Promotion

In the market for name-brand appliances, top consumer electronics brands and home and garden products? Look no further than the Almo Liquidation Auctions marketplace; here you can purchase bulk quantities of returned and excess merchandise from the largest U.S. distributor of appliances. If you’ve never visited or purchased anything from the site, now is a …

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