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Gift giving is over; let the gift returning begin

Christmas might be over but National Returns Day (coined by UPS) is upon us. When all is done, around $65 billion in merchandise will come back to retailers post holiday; a significant blow to the bottom line without a proper strategy in place. Consider this: Return rates double around the holidays It costs double the …

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How can retailers prepare for New Year returns?

The holiday season will mark a huge boost in revenue for most retailers: holiday sales can account for as much as 30 percent of total annual revenue. But on the heels of the biggest shopping season of the year, comes a rush of returned merchandise that will end up significantly cutting into the bottom line. …

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Tackling Holiday Returns with Technology

A holiday hangover, buyer’s remorse or impulse buying gone bad—no matter what you call it, around 10 to 15 percent of merchandise, once purchased/gifted/unwrapped, will be heading back to Canadian retailers and manufacturers this holiday season. Holiday sales can account for as much as 30 percent of total annual revenue for most retailers. But on …

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7 Key Trends for Retail in 2017

From the explosive growth of e-commerce to heightened pressure to meet consumer expectations of relaxed return policies to increased buyer remorse, the retail sector continues to remain volatile and unpredictable. As we’ve seen this year with the closure of BHS, even the largest retailers are not safe, whilst the fluctuating value of the pound following …

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Seller Spotlight: Kingdom Supply

Hundreds of sellers – ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small retailers – use the B-Stock Supply marketplace to sell bulk lots of inventory directly to business buyers. One such company is Kingdom Supply, a family-owned wholesale company specializing in wireless and consumer electronics accessories. Kingdom Supply was established in 2015 by father-sons team Steve, …

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B-Stock Solutions Chosen as a 2016 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. The award recognizes companies that support sustainability initiatives as a core part of their service offering and allow their customers to achieve measurable goals. …

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2016 SDCE Green Supply Chain Award

B-Stock Solutions operates a large network of business-to-business (B2B) liquidation and wholesale online auction marketplaces. By ditching the practice of landfilling excess, obsolete and returned product and replacing it with a more sustainable B2B liquidation marketplace—for inventory of all conditions—B-Stock’s clients enabled the recycling, repurposing, reuse or resale of just under 70 million items through …

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8 tips for Black Friday success

With Black Friday around the corner, retailers will be busy preparing for the inevitable surge in sales as customers look to bag themselves a pre-Christmas Bargain. However, Black Friday is much more than just a day, and retailers need to plan for the longer-term effects of this particular promotion. Here, retail tech experts reveal their …

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