B-Stock Blog

Wholesale electronics lots via liquidation auctions

We are asked frequently by buyers about how to source “wholesale electronics lots”. Electronics is a category that is extremely attractive to online and offline resellers because the products are in high demand and carry a relatively high price per unit. That means a reseller can make more absolute dollars of profit per transaction, which …

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Product sourcing for flea market vendors

We have recently had an influx of flea market dealers registering in the B-Stock Sourcing Network to buy liquidation inventory from our sellers, like wholesale liquidation electronics. Overstock, returned and other excess inventory from major retailers and liquidation wholesalers is great for flea markets. Savvy sellers are realizing that by buying directly from the retailers, …

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Consumer electronics return rates on the rise

An interesting new study by Accenture looking at the rising return rates in the consumer electronics business. They estimate that returns are costing retailers and manufacturers $17 billion this year (up 21% since 2007). Included in that are costs associated with “receiving, assessing, repairing, reboxing, restocking and reselling returned products,” Accenture reports. Product return rates …

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Buying customer returned TV’s from Walmart

Walmart has been using its B-Stock powered private marketplace to liquidate customer returned big screen TV’s for several years. For our buyers with the ability to deal with this type of inventory, the site is one of their favorite, steady sources of inventory. They know they will find great product at great prices that they …

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Inventory Matters! – Including overstock and excess inventory

Several months back Jim Cramer from Mad Money published a piece on the importance of inventory levels in predicting economic turnaround and stock performance. While his point is fairly obvious (ie. a lack of inventory in retail channel implies new orders are coming to manufacturers, which will drive upstream business throughout the supply chain), it …

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Overstock and excess inventory & “marketing energy”

Overstock inventory ready for liquidation contains what I like to think of as “marketing energy”. This is a geeky analogy but illustrates how companies can multiply the residual value of overstock and other excess inventory by capturing that marketing energy rather than giving it away to a third party. Consider companies like Gilt Group, Haute …

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Growing inventory levels at VF Corp, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren & others

Andria Cheng of MarketWatch reported on rising inventory levels at several major apparel brands. As you can see from the following excerpt from her report, there are important strategic reasons why these companies would benefit from implementing a Liquidation Sales Management Solution, like B-Stock’s. For a fashion company to be hamstrung from reacting to shifts …

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How B-Stock hosts customer sites

One of the quasi-benefits of running an Internet company in 2011 is that we now have more viable choices than ever for hosting. Dedicated hosting, the stalwart, has been joined by virtual hosting and by cloud hosting, both of which are self-serve and often much less expensive. It’s the proverbial “Tyranny of Choice” in action …

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