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Our Newest Marketplace: Best Buy Liquidation Auctions

B-Stock is pleased to have partnered with Best Buy to launch Best Buy Liquidation Auctions. This B2B liquidation marketplace will give qualified business buyers direct access to bulk quantities of customer-returned and overstock appliances including: stoves, washers/dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers. The products available on the marketplace will are being offered in LTL and truckload quantities. …

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Happy returns? Maybe for the consumer.

In an effort to drive customer loyalty retailers and manufacturers are stepping up their game when it comes to the ease of returning items: special ‘returns’ entrances, pop up kiosks at the mall for items purchased online, year-long deadlines and label-free returns are among the options. But a happy return for the customer is a …

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How Online Marketplaces are Changing the Way Retailers Approach Liquidation

It might be part revolution and part evolution but there’s no doubt that the online marketplace model is transforming the entire retail sector: retailers can offer more products to a larger buyer base while consumers enjoy a convenient one-stop-shopping experience. Just as online marketplaces have improved the sales process of A-stock, so have they revolutionized …

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Rethinking Recovery: Don’t Fight The OLD; Build The NEW

Per Socrates: the secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. While he may not have been talking specifically about reverse logistics and liquidation, the sentiment still applies. Think about it: lack of innovation over the past few decades around how organizations approach …

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What to Look for in a B2B Liquidation Marketplace

Relaxed return policies build customer loyalty, but on the flipside, drive a culture of impulse buying: consumers know they can purchase – and bring back – items at will, with no questions asked. In the case of e-commerce, returns are even more robust due to the propensity of the buyer to purchase three or four …

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Secondary Market Insights

Skyrocketing return rates brought on by the growth of ecommerce and buyer expectations of no-hassle, cross-channel return policies are forcing retailers to rethink their reverse logistics programs in order to remain competitive. Consider this: by the end of 2017 the value of retail returns will be equivalent to total online sales — around $440 billion. …

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Liquidation: From Afterthought to Competitive Advantage

Call it a retail apocalypse or a brick-and-mortar breakdown; it’s clear there is a seismic shift happening in retail right now. Once steadfast department stores and high-profile retail chains are announcing massive store closures and bankruptcies, while billions of dollars in sales are moving from in store to online. Consider this: the NRF reported that …

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B-Stock Heads to RILA’s Retail Supply Chain Conference

This week B-Stock will be at RILA’s annual Retail Supply Chain Conference. The show, put on by the Retail Industry Leaders Association, connects people and businesses within the retail supply industry, enabling evolution and innovation. This year is especially exciting, as our own Eric Moriarty will be speaking on a panel: New Frontiers in Reverse …

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Our Newest Marketplace: Global Resale Liquidation Auctions

We are pleased to announce the launch of Global Resale’s B2B liquidation marketplace on B-Stock Sourcing. Global Resale Liquidation Auctions will give buyers access to bulk quantities of previously traded-in, tested and data-wiped technology devices including: cell phones, laptops, desktops, tablets, data center equipment and electronics parts. All the devices have undergone a meticulous testing …

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Why Liquidation is Worth Worrying About

Every company has liquidation inventory: returned, excess, obsolete or damaged merchandise that can’t go back on store shelves. Though most organizations would rather not admit they have a need for it, liquidation is the rule – not the exception – in retail. Given how competitive retailing is today, the ability to squeeze margin out of …

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