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B-Stock is a Green Supply Chain Award Winner!

Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine just announced its 2015 Green Supply Chain Award winners and we are pleased to have been among the companies recognized for their sustainable business models and strategies. B-Stock was selected for providing green reverse supply chain solutions for our hundreds of clients in the form of B2B marketplaces that …

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Recouping Value for Returned Consumer Electronics

Consumer electronics boast one of the highest return rates of any product category. Relaxed return policies, the increase in online purchases, and buyer’s remorse are among the reasons that up to 20 percent of CE items are returned. Buyer frustration also plays a big role: the average person will spend 20 minutes trying to get …

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The Rise of Cell Phone Buyback Programs and B2B Marketplaces

The explosion of cell phone buyback and trade-in programs have created an influx of used devices available on the secondary market. Over the past couple years a shift has taken place in the way wireless retailers, manufacturers or cell phone buyback companies leverage the secondary market: as a compliment to their already existing programs, many …

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Tackling your Liquidation Program with Technology

Around 3.5 billion items are returned to retailers each year adding up to over $260 billion worth of merchandise. A large portion of this inventory can’t go back on store or virtual shelves – due to diminished item condition, damaged packaging or product obsolescence – and is slated for liquidation. Luckily the ‘L word’ (in …

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Solutions for Excess and Returned Wireless Inventory

Millions of dollars in merchandise is returned to wireless retailers each year. Most of it can’t go back on store shelves due to diminished item condition, damaged packaging or product obsolescence. No matter the reason, that’s a significant amount of idle inventory taking up backroom space and subsequently costing money. Reducing internal time and costs …

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Building a Scalable Liquidation Solution

Relaxed return policies drive customer loyalty but can wreak havoc on reverse logistics. Given the amount of merchandise returned each year is steadily growing (in 2014 it was up 6%), reducing internal costs in the handling of this returned merchandise is critical in today’s competitive retailing environment, especially when it comes to merchandise slated for …

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