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Liquidation vs. Wholesale: What’s the Difference?

There is often confusion on how liquidation and wholesale differ (or if they do at all). In fact, there is a huge difference between the two. Read on for overview of both. Liquidation typically means an organization is trying to turn excess, overstock, or obsolete assets into cash, quickly. For retailers, obsolete merchandise costs money …

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How to Start a Smartphone Resale Business

Thinking about buying and selling used smartphones for profit? There has never been a better time to start. Given the anticipated 30 percent growth of the smartphone industry over the next few years and subsequent demand for secondhand devices, there is huge potential to cash in. With a little secondary market know-how including: where to …

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Send It Back: More Online Spending Means More Returns

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a major retailer that doesn’t offer an online platform or store to purchase items from, and for good reason: now more than ever consumers are heading online to make purchases. In fact, current statistics show that 89% of consumers prefer to shop online – not surprisingly – …

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Sifting Through the Bad and the Ugly to Get to the Good

When you consider that over $260 billion worth of merchandise is returned each year – a lot of which can’t go back on the shelves – that’s a huge amount of inventory lying idle. But one company’s headache is another’s opportunity, and for smaller, independent retailers, there has never been a better time to source …

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A Quick Guide to Buying Retail Returns

Retail customer returns can be a great source of inventory for the right type of business. eBay sellers, flea market merchants, bargain outlet retailers and online sellers can all benefit from buying pallets of returns from major retailers. Every retailer takes returns back from customers. It is a basic cost of doing business in retail. …

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A Quick Guide To Liquidation Electronics. What You Should Know

Liquidation Electronics is one of the largest and most popular product categories in the liquidation industry. Liquidation Electronics typically includes TVs, home theater systems, computers, GPS units, cell phones, video game consoles, printers, and MP3 players. All of the electronics items you see on the shelves of department stores or large retailers have limited shelf …

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Liquidation Appliances

The home appliance category primarily features washers, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, ovens, and dishwashers. As most of you may know, these popular home appliances are generally very pricey, especially for brand new, top of the line models. As a result, many consumers have turned to the secondary market to find better deals on home appliances. These …

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A Quick Guide To Liquidation TVs. What You Should Know

The TV Liquidation industry is profitable, with many resellers making a good return on reselling liquidation TVs. All of the items you see on the shelves of department stores or large retailers have a shelf life. If retailers cannot sell their stock in an efficient amount of time, they must pull these out and sell …

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A Guide To Wholesale Liquidators And Auction Liquidators. What You Should Know.

Wholesale liquidators are suppliers who have huge selections of wholesale, closeout, overstock, and surplus merchandise in their own warehouses. Frequently, they do buy directly from large retailers. These large retailers, however, add markups since they house hundreds of thousands of products and need to remain profitable. They distribute their inventory to large buyers. Auction Liquidators …

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A Quick Guide To Overstock Inventory. What You Should Know

Overstock inventory is inventory that was not able to sell within an efficient amount of time at the retail locations. These items have never been purchased by a customer, and therefore, are not returns and should not be defective. When the supply exceeds demand, companies are faced with a loss, which may have resulted from …

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