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Why and When to avoid Holding Inventories

Ran across this nice, succinct overview of why companies should implement Liquidation Sales Management Systems like B-Stock’s. Don’t telegraph underlying weakness or problems. Keep inventory clean all the time, not just after the all-too-common end of quarter fire drill. Here is the text of the article: Every business organization that is engaged in manufacturing, trading …

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Gap betting on black

I read this report by Phil Wahba on Gap Inc. today. Two things struck me that I think make it clear why it is so hard to run a fashion retailer well: 1. Wahba reports in the article that Gap is betting on the success of their new “black pants” line. They are preparing an …

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Apple iPods, Garmin Nuvis, HP laptops & more on BStockSupply.com

It is great to see the new inventory that just launched on BStockSupply.com. There is a wide variety of liquidation product from refurbished consumer electronics to power tools and accessories. The electronics include Apple iPods, HP and Asus notebook computers, Asus netbooks and Garmin GPS units. These products are all refurbished and many come with …

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Jean Kovacs, founder of Comergent Technologies, joins B-Stock Advisory Board

I am excited to announce the addition of Jean Kovacs to our Advisory Board. Jean founded Comergent Technologies, built it into a world class enterprise software company and sold it to Sterling Commerce in 2006. Her operational experience running an organization that built and sold e-commerce-oriented enterprise software solutions into the same markets that we …

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Retail Returns Spell Disaster For Investors

Sobering article by Will Ashworth on the financial side of retail customer returns. He says that, “According to the National Retail Federation, customers returned merchandise valued at $185.5 billion in 2009, approximately 8% of total sales.” Given that most returned product cannot be resold in the store, it often ends up in liquidation. The fact …

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Furniture retailers should replace 35% of merchandise

I just read this article and was shocked (in a ‘wow, how could they let this happen’-way) by the analyst’s assertion that furniture retailers need to replace 35% of the inventory on their showroom floors to ‘freshen up’ the assortment. Companies need to get out in front of this sort of issue rather than react …

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eBay Radio interview

For buyers of excess inventory who are interested in hearing more about how B-Stock Solutions can help you, listen to my recent interview on eBay Radio. Contact us so we can let you know when we have new buying opportunities that might be interesting for you. It’s free to sign up!

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Major inventory issues at Palm

John Paczkowski at Daily Digital on Palm’s scary inventory situation. Such a shame to see this. I would love the chance to help them work through it. “Big Problem for Palm: Growing Unsold Inventory” | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD

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