Tag: B2B Marketplace

Sourcing trade-in devices for resale? Not all B2B channels are created equal

Continuous technology upgrades combined with the explosion of cell phone buyback, trade-in and refurbishing programs have created a robust secondary market for wireless devices. Consider this: the average person upgrades their phone every 22 months, most likely leveraging one of the thousands of cell phone trade-in programs available. Whether traded in to a mom-and-pop shop …

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The Best Way to Sell Excess Inventory

To remain competitive in today’s fickle retail environment, you need to stay ahead of the times—this includes finding new and better ways to handle returned and excess inventory. Traditional methods for selling liquidation inventory are becoming increasingly outdated; there is a more profitable way to recover revenue on overstock, damaged or returned products. Read on …

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In an increasingly volatile retail climate, strategic liquidation matters

The brick and mortar breakdown continues: last week we read about another teen-apparel company fighting for survival (joining a growing list of major chains struggling to stay afloat in today’s fickle retail environment). The clear culprit is the shift in consumer behavior from in-store to online and the inability of these once-popular stores to keep …

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Our Newest Marketplace: Best Buy Liquidation Auctions

B-Stock is pleased to have partnered with Best Buy to launch Best Buy Liquidation Auctions. This B2B liquidation marketplace will give qualified business buyers direct access to bulk quantities of customer-returned and overstock appliances including: stoves, washers/dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers. The products available on the marketplace will are being offered in LTL and truckload quantities. …

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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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