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Meet the 2016 Pros to Know

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, is pleased to announce the 16th annual listing of Pros to Know in the supply chain industry. Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognizes Provider Pros and Practitioner Pros, including teams. The Provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals …

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Maximizing returns on obsolete stock through effective reverse logistics

Relaxed return policies create a competitive advantage for retailers with consumers but can wreak havoc on reverse logistics. Hundreds of billions of dollars in merchandise is returned to retailers each year, most of which can’t go back on the shelf; this could be due to diminished item condition, damaged packaging or product obsolescence. No matter …

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What’s your B2B solution for wireless inventory?

Between technology upgrades, trade-in programs and fickle buyer behavior, wireless dealers are left with millions of dollars in excess merchandise annually. Most of it can’t go back on store shelves and is better suited for liquidation or wholesale. That said, if you’ve historically relied on traditional B2B methods, like selling to a handful of buyers, …

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Tackling the Logistics of 'Mail-Back Monday'

January 4 2016 was coined by the Royal Mail as ‘Mail-back Monday’, officially the busiest day for online Christmas gift postal returns. How can retailers can best manage the influx of returns following the festive period, particularly regarding stock which can’t be returned to the shelf? In an increasingly consumer-driven marketplace, many retailers have continued …

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The Cure for Retailers’ Holiday Returns Hangover

When Uncle Morty gives you yet another tie for Christmas this year, he knows perfectly well what you’re going to do with it: Return it and buy something you really want. But what actually happens to all those unwanted ties—and the shoes, purses, and HDTVs that didn’t fit, didn’t look right or didn’t work as …

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Need a better B2B Solution for your wireless inventory? Consider selling it on B-Stock Supply

Between technology upgrades, trade-in programs, damaged devices and fickle buyer behavior, wireless dealers are left with millions of dollars in merchandise annually; most of which can’t go back on store shelves. Having a plan in place for merchandise – especially the items slated for liquidation or wholesale – is critical, and if you’ve historically relied …

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Turn Retail Returns into a Money-Making Opportunity

‘Tis the season of returns. For retailers, this is the stuff post-holiday nightmares are made of. For resourceful resellers, however, this can be a profitable time. B-Stock Solutions CEO, Howard Rosenberg, recently participated in a Q&A with Ecommerce Bytes and offered advice on How to Use Product Returns as an Ecommerce Opportunity. First, he strongly …

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The true cost of returns

A few articles last week explored the dirty secret around retail returns: Most don’t make it back to the selling floor. Instead, many find their way after a lengthy process to pawnshops, dollar stores, flea markets and, sometimes, landfills. Some aren’t returned to the selling floor because they’re unsellable in their returned condition. Fixing or …

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