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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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B-Stock Selected as a SupplyChainBrain "Great Supply Chain Partner"

We are pleased to be one of SupplyChainBrain’s “100 Great Supply Chain Partners” for 2015. The list of 100 is the result of a six-month process where supply chain professionals were asked to nominate service providers whose solutions have made a significant business impact. B-Stock was nominated by one of our clients for implementing a …

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Send It Back: More Online Spending Means More Returns

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a major retailer that doesn’t offer an online platform or store to purchase items from, and for good reason: now more than ever consumers are heading online to make purchases. In fact, current statistics show that 89% of consumers prefer to shop online – not surprisingly – …

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