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A Quick Guide To Excess Inventory. What You Should Know.

By definition, excess inventory is inventory that a retailer no longer wants sitting on store shelves or a manufacturer wants out of their warehouse. Large retailers need to constantly clear out their remaining old inventory to make room for the new. Large retailers must keep up with the latest products and replenish their stock with …

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Liquidation Or Wholesale? A Big Difference

Liquidation typically means the company is trying to turn assets (overstock and returned inventory) into cash. Excess overstock and returned inventory costs retailers money because the goods depreciate with age, take up space in the warehouse, and tie up capital. Therefore, retailers are willing to sell excess inventory at a loss to avoid those costs. …

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The Reshaping of Retail in the Internet Age and its Impact on Inventory Liquidation

This Wall St. Journal blog post of April 29, 2013, applies an interesting analogy to today’s brick-and-mortar stores in the age of internet shopping. Looking back at the introduction of the motor vehicle in the early twentieth century, author Tom Gara says that the “horseless carriage” did not kill off horse-drawn carriages, it only made …

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Excess inventory buildup analysis in cell phone market

Sameer Singh of the Tech-Thoughts blog wrote this interesting analysis of an excess inventory build-up of Windows phones over the past couple quarters. According to the data presented, shipments by carriers of mobile devices to retailers has outstripped sales to end consumers recently. This is resulting in a buildup of inventory in the channel that …

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Find New Liquidation Inventory: A Better Way

If you run a small business and are looking for a cost efficient way to restock your inventory you may want to consider some of the larger retailers such as Walmart and Sam’s Club. You may not realize that recent advancements in the state of the art of liquidation have made it possible for even …

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Start your business in the secondary market

Whether you are just dreaming about opening an on-line store or you are a seasoned ecommerce pro, you are well aware that sourcing your inventory takes up enormous amounts of time. Identifying quality merchandise is difficult enough, and finding quality sources to supply it is even more of a challenge. Of course, when you do …

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Welcome AllTech Wholesale to the B-Stock Sourcing Network!

We are excited to announce the launch of ALLTECH Wholesale Liquidations, the official B2B auction marketplace for ALLTECH Wholesale, a leader in consumer electronics liquidation. Located in Carrollton, Texas, ALLTECH Wholesale will offer merchandise including new and previously owned cell phones, gaming consoles, and a variety of other consumer electronics. As an approved member of …

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Welcome GameStop to the B-Stock Sourcing Network!

We are excited to announce the launch of GameStop Wholesale Auctions. The GameStop Wholesale marketplace will offer pallets and truckloads of trade-ins, customer returns, closeouts and other excess inventories of Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods, video games games and consoles, other electronics, accessories and more.  As an approved member of the B-Stock Sourcing Network, you can …

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Retail Store Closings Provide Inventory Liquidation Opportunities for Resellers

A recent article in Forbes highlights how the current economic downturn coupled with the continued shift to e-commerce is forcing many retail chains to close some of their lowest-performing outlets.  The article notes, “Through the first nine months of 2012, closings were up 25% over the same period from the prior year.” And forecasters predict …

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