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B2B Sales Channel for Returned Appliances Drives Efficiency for Fortune 500 Home Improvement Retailer

Challenge A Fortune 500 home improvement retailer was experiencing an increase in customer-returned appliances. The items, which consisted of name-brand washers, dryers, ranges and refrigerators, among other products, were currently being put back on the floor and sold directly to consumers at deeply discounted prices. As more products came back opened and with visible damage, …

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Retail is Dead, Long Live Retail

What is the future of retail? A recent Business of Fashion article made the observation that, “everyone is talking about the need for disruption, innovation and change, yet most stop well short of actually doing anything about it” and that “retailers…lack the will or sense of urgency to effect significant and radical change.” Considering 8,642 …

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Webinar: Tackling Holiday Returns

Return rates typically double around the holidays: one in three holiday purchases are returned, equaling $70 billion in merchandise that must be sorted out behind the scenes. Relaxed return policies, gift-recipient dislike, and buyer’s remorse all play a large role – as does the spike in ecommerce, which boasts a 30% return rate. No matter …

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Global eCommerce Company Doubles Pricing on Returned and Overstock Inventory

Challenge The European division of a worldwide ecommerce marketplace was selling all of its returned, overstock and other liquidation inventory to a single buyer at an extremely low pre-negotiated price. As pricing dropped to below 10% of retail in key categories it became clear the e-retailer needed a better solution for its excess goods. The …

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In-Store Returns in 30 Seconds

Retailers are continuing to step up their game when it comes to the ease of returning items. Walmart is the latest to announce a bold new initiative (which will no doubt have an impact on reverse logistics). Starting in November, Walmart.com shoppers will be able to start the returns process on their phones, using Walmart’s …

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Increase recovery without sacrificing velocity

The primary objectives of most liquidation programs should include: maximizing recovery, hitting velocity requirements and protecting the brand. While traditional methods, like selling to a liquidator, may score well on the velocity goal, remarketing to a liquidator will always leave money on the table. What’s more, it can mean a lack of control over who …

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Rise of the Mobile Secondary Market

The mobile secondary market is booming: last year it was estimated at $17 billion and that number is expected to grow substantially in 2017. Manufacturers annually upgrading their phones and the exponential growth of trade-in programs have played the biggest role in that growth. In 2014, we successfully launched our first mobile device marketplace for …

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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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Five Tips for a Successful Auction

Nine of the top 10 U.S. retailers, among hundreds of others, are increasing recovery for their excess and returned inventory through B-Stock’s technology-based and data-driven auction platform. B-Stock’s team of marketplace experts, many of whom got their start at eBay, have years of experience running online auction marketplaces; all that know-how forms a foundation and …

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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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