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A Guide to Buying Customer Returns

Customer returns are at an all time high: it’s estimated that by the end of this year around $440 billion in merchandise will have been returned. The spike in ecommerce is playing a huge role (around 30% of online purchases are sent back), as are increasingly relaxed return policies. The point is, returns are running …

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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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Why you should ditch middleman liquidator (and buy goods straight from the source)

Over the past few years a shift has taken place in how retailers and manufacturers liquidate their inventory: many are bypassing traditional methods and incorporating technology-based programs into their overall business strategy (or as we like to call it, “Liquidation 2.0”). This includes launching customized B2B online auction liquidation marketplaces that connect returned and excess …

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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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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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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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