Tag: store returns

New Auction Submission Tool Launches on B-Stock Supply

Our latest technology release makes uploading auction listings on B-Stock Supply a breeze. With our new Manifest Template, Supply sellers can make edits, search and sort through their manifest listings with ease (we’ll even calculate totals for you– no need to do the math or apply formulas!). We’ve also created an online portal that allows …

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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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Why Liquidation is Worth Worrying About

Every company has liquidation inventory: returned, excess, obsolete or damaged merchandise that can’t go back on store shelves. Though most organizations would rather not admit they have a need for it, liquidation is the rule – not the exception – in retail. Given how competitive retailing is today, the ability to squeeze margin out of …

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Online apparel is booming. What does that mean for returns?

Billions of dollars of apparel sales are moving from brick and mortar to online: the big shift – according to Internet Retailer – occurred last year when web sales of apparel grew 20.4% versus 1% for physical stores. In one year “the web’s share of U.S. apparel sales grew to 17.9% from 15.5%” and that …

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Reevaluate Your Liquidation Plan To Achieve Higher Recovery

By getting smart about the secondary market and looking beyond traditional liquidation methods for customer returns and other excess inventory – like selling offline to one or two buyers – you can create a sophisticated, scalable solution that optimizes your monetization of customer returns and other excess inventory. But what exactly does a successful solution …

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Recouping Value for Returned Consumer Electronics

Consumer electronics boast one of the highest return rates of any product category. Relaxed return policies, the increase in online purchases, and buyer’s remorse are among the reasons that up to 20 percent of CE items are returned. Buyer frustration also plays a big role: the average person will spend 20 minutes trying to get …

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Tackling your Liquidation Program with Technology

Around 3.5 billion items are returned to retailers each year adding up to over $260 billion worth of merchandise. A large portion of this inventory can’t go back on store or virtual shelves – due to diminished item condition, damaged packaging or product obsolescence – and is slated for liquidation. Luckily the ‘L word’ (in …

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Send It Back: More Online Spending Means More Returns

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a major retailer that doesn’t offer an online platform or store to purchase items from, and for good reason: now more than ever consumers are heading online to make purchases. In fact, current statistics show that 89% of consumers prefer to shop online – not surprisingly – …

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Almo’s Marketplace Now Auctioning Merchandise from Dallas Facility

As part of our ongoing partnership with Almo Corporation, we’re happy to expand our service offering to accommodate returned and excess merchandise from the company’s Dallas-based facility. Now qualified business buyers have an even greater opportunity to source products including name-brand appliances, top consumer electronics brands, and home and garden products directly from the largest …

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