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Retailers Need a Liquidation Solution for Returned Items

The news no online retailer wants to hear: around 30% of all online purchases are returned. What’s more, nearly half of all consumers will at one point return something they purchased online. For this holiday season, it is estimated that online holiday sales will rise 13.8% to $107.4 billion; imagine having a third of that …

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Retail returns: A $440B headache that technology and data analytics can solve

By the end of 2017 the value of retail returns will be the equivalent to total online sales: around $440 billion. These skyrocketing return rates are due primarily to the growth of ecommerce and buyer expectations of no-hassle, cross-channel return policies. What’s more, the majority of the merchandise doesn’t go back on store or virtual …

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B-Stock Solutions Chosen as a 2017 Green Supply Chain Award Winner By Supply & Demand Chain Executive

B-Stock Solutions, a technology-enabled service company powering the largest global network of B2B liquidation marketplaces, has been named a Green Supply Chain Award winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for a third consecutive year. The award recognizes companies that support sustainability initiatives as a core part of their service offering and allow their …

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The Green Scene: SDCE 2017 Green Supply Chain Awards

Many of the recipients of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Green Supply Chain Award have been on the scene for some time, though a few new faces stand out on the annual list. No matter their track record, however, each of the companies recognized this year is making a positive impact not only on our environment, but their own bottom line. Those who …

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Don’t Buy the 5 Most Frequently Returned Gifts

When it comes to the holidays, there’s nothing more stressful than gift shopping (with the possible exception of meeting Christmas delivery deadlines). There’s always the risk that whatever you picked out will end up being returned or exchanged. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone special or just shopping for your office Secret …

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If they buy it, then you need to ship it

Have you ever ordered something online and it never arrived? Despite tracking numbers and text confirmations, your online order is never fully considered “delivered” until it’s in your hands. Buying something online has turned into a waiting game to see when, or if, it’s going to arrive. This has happened to me more than once, …

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Your Local Liquidator Can’t Compete with an Online Solution

The retail industry is steeped with historical best practices going back hundreds of years. Traditionally speaking, retail has been a slow moving industry where not much has changed over the decades, including the use of a single, local liquidator who buys your overstock and returned items. Many retail professionals are most likely still working with …

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Handling the Black Friday Backlash

America’s ‘Black Friday’ concept has now well and truly infiltrated the UK marketplace. After years of creeping across the Atlantic, Black Friday and its little brother Cyber Monday are now major events for shoppers with retailers with more emphasis now put on the day than ever before, creating an international gift-buying frenzy. Just last year …

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Black Friday survival guide: Store and mall hours, top deals, money-saving tips and more

Retailers began touting Black Friday bargains before the leaves began to fall, and while the pinnacle shoppers holiday has evolved into an enduring string of sales, the time-honored tradition of dashing for doorbusters on the final Friday of November is as customary as turkey on Thanksgiving Day. Speaking of turkey, most major retailers will once …

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