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Are You Ready for the Holiday Rush…of Returns?

Consumer electronics will once again top holiday wish lists this year, and while they are highly sought-after, they also boast one of the highest return rates of any product category, as up to 20 percent of CE items are returned. This is due to a number of reasons, including: relaxed cross-channel return policies; the increase in online purchases …

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A Well-Designed Reverse Logistics Plan Starts with a Solid Remarketing Strategy

Lack of innovation over the past few decades around how organizations approach disposing of their returned, excess and obsolete inventory has resulted in billions of dollars lost and can no longer be left to inefficient, reactive or outdated methods. Considering 15 percent of all goods are either returned or never sold to begin with, and …

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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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B2B Marketplaces for Trade-In Devices are Cutting Out the Middleman

The explosion of cell phone buyback and trade-in programs have created an influx of secondhand devices available on the market. Historically, wireless retailers, manufacturers, or cell phone buyback companies have either sold these devices to wholesale dealers overseas, direct to U.S. consumers, or to one or two liquidators stateside. Over the past couple years however, …

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How to Start a Smartphone Resale Business

Thinking about buying and selling used smartphones for profit? There has never been a better time to start. Given the anticipated 30 percent growth of the smartphone industry over the next few years and subsequent demand for secondhand devices, there is huge potential to cash in. With a little secondary market know-how including: where to …

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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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Using Technology to Tackle your Liquidation Program

Between buyer’s remorse, relaxed return policies and the substantial increase in online purchases (which come with an average return rate of 12%-15%), 3.5 billion items are returned to retailers each year. This adds up to around $260 billion of merchandise. A large portion of this merchandise can’t go back on store or virtual shelves – …

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Reducing Internal Costs in the Handling of Returned Wireless Merchandise

Millions of dollars in merchandise is returned to wireless retailers each year, most of which can’t go back on the shelf 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. Today’s retailing environment is intensely …

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B-Stock Solutions Selected as a "2015 Great Supply Chain Partner” by SupplyChainBrain Magazine

B-Stock Solutions, a technology-enabled service company powering the largest network of B2B liquidation marketplaces, has been named one of SupplyChainBrain‘s “100 Great Supply Chain Partners.” B-Stock was nominated by one of its clients – a Fortune 500 home improvement retailer – for implementing a customized B2B marketplace solution for consumer-returned and overstock inventory that has …

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