Tag: B2B Marketplace

Happy returns? Maybe for the consumer.

In an effort to drive customer loyalty retailers and manufacturers are stepping up their game when it comes to the ease of returning items: special ‘returns’ entrances, pop up kiosks at the mall for items purchased online, year-long deadlines and label-free returns are among the options. But a happy return for the customer is a …

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How Online Marketplaces are Changing the Way Retailers Approach Liquidation

It might be part revolution and part evolution but there’s no doubt that the online marketplace model is transforming the entire retail sector: retailers can offer more products to a larger buyer base while consumers enjoy a convenient one-stop-shopping experience. Just as online marketplaces have improved the sales process of A-stock, so have they revolutionized …

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Secondary Market Insights

Skyrocketing return rates brought on by the growth of ecommerce and buyer expectations of no-hassle, cross-channel return policies are forcing retailers to rethink their reverse logistics programs in order to remain competitive. Consider this: by the end of 2017 the value of retail returns will be equivalent to total online sales — around $440 billion. …

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B-Stock Heads to RILA’s Retail Supply Chain Conference

This week B-Stock will be at RILA’s annual Retail Supply Chain Conference. The show, put on by the Retail Industry Leaders Association, connects people and businesses within the retail supply industry, enabling evolution and innovation. This year is especially exciting, as our own Eric Moriarty will be speaking on a panel: New Frontiers in Reverse …

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Our Newest Marketplace: Global Resale Liquidation Auctions

We are pleased to announce the launch of Global Resale’s B2B liquidation marketplace on B-Stock Sourcing. Global Resale Liquidation Auctions will give buyers access to bulk quantities of previously traded-in, tested and data-wiped technology devices including: cell phones, laptops, desktops, tablets, data center equipment and electronics parts. All the devices have undergone a meticulous testing …

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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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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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Black Friday and Cyber Monday With a Side of Buyer’s Remorse

Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday shopping season and the outlook for retailers this year is positive: sales are expected to increase anywhere from 4 to 10 percent with the average shopper predicted to spend around $1,000 (on gifts for others and gifts-to-self). Between Grey Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber …

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Our Newest Marketplace: CellWorks Unlimited

We are pleased to welcome CellWorks Unlimited to the B-Stock Sourcing Network. This B2B liquidation marketplace will give buyers access to bulk quantities of pre-owned and thoroughly tested smartphones from top brands including: Apple, LG, Samsung, and Motorola. The devices, all previously traded-in, have undergone a meticulous grading and quality control process and range in …

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Auction Wrap Up

Of all the records broken during the Rio Olympic Games, we were most interested in the record set for largest Olympic Village. Why? B-Stock was responsible for the B2B marketplace that auctioned off the furniture and fixtures from the 3600 athlete apartments. At the height of the Games over 18,000 people, including athletes and coaches …

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