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Retailers urged not to overlook reverse logistics as pressure to boost profits in 2017 continues to mount

Retailers are failing to adequately review the efficiency of their reverse supply chains, particularly when it comes to the quick and effective disposal of returned, excess and unwanted stock, claims retail expert Howard Rosenberg, CEO of B-Stock Solutions. New research has revealed that, despite frequent and significant investment, only three per cent of retailers in …

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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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How independent retailers can remain competitive on returns

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 pounds in sales are moving from in store to online. While this evolving retail climate is creating issues for some, many are successfully shifting their …

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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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Trends in fashion retail spark need for reverse logistics

The fashion retail industry experienced a disappointing year end: overall retail sales volumes in December dropped 2% while high street retail giants such as Next, Primark, Debenhams, and M&S reported lower-than-expected-earnings. On top of this, January brought with it a flood of product returns: relaxed return policies and the increase in online spending lead UK …

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Finding value in reverse logistics in fashion retail

Driving the cost out of your returns process and rethinking whatever program you have in place is a must in today’s highly competitive retail landscape, and can mean the difference between winning and losing. Everyone’s done it: ordered a few sizes or styles of clothing from an online retailer with the intention of sending back …

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Making the Case for Strategic Liquidation Planning

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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How to avoid this silent sales killer

It’s not just the threat of a big box retailer or the cost of demand gen that could come between you and this season’s highest sales. There’s another potential bump in the road to increasing growth: the success of your business customers. Your business customers are your most valuable asset and their prosperity is integral …

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What happens to merchandise when stores go out of business?

JC Penney is the latest retailer to announce it will be closing stores this year. The struggling department store will shutter 140 stores by the end of June. The company is offering early retirement to 6,000 full-time employees. Two distribution centers will also be closed. “Consumer behavior is continuing to shift and it is making …

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B-Stock Solutions’ Head of Technology Ivaylo Iliev Recognized as a 2017 “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

B-Stock Solutions, a technology-enabled service provider powering the largest network of B2B liquidation marketplaces, is pleased to announce that its Vice President of Engineering Ivaylo Iliev has been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2017 “Pros to Know” list. The Pros to Know awards recognize supply chain executives that are leading initiatives to solve …

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