Tag: Strategic Planning

Our Latest Marketplace: Overseas Trading Group

Welcome OTG! The latest marketplace to hit the B-Stock Sourcing Network gives buyers around the globe access to new, overstock, closeout, customer-returned and export-only merchandise including apparel, accessories, children’s items, jewelry, tools & hardware and other mixed goods. The products are being sold in bulk quantities, ranging from a single pallet to full truckloads and …

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E-commerce returns are on the rise: what’s your reverse logistics plan?

There has been a lot of talk lately in the logistics community about the surge in e-commerce returns: a recent report from CBRE noted that they are growing at a 15-percent annual rate and in 2015 around 30 percent of online purchases were returned. Those are some pretty big numbers that can’t be ignored. What’s …

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B-Stock’s Seth Blaustein Named a 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star

The team at B-Stock would like to congratulate our own Seth Blaustein, on being named a 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Star by Institute of Supply Management (ISM) and THOMASNET. Each year the awards program recognizes individuals – under the age of 30 – who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, collaboration, and other outstanding attributes. …

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Our Latest European B2B Marketplace: A2Z Liquidation Auctions

Returned and overstock merchandise from the world’s largest e-retailer has hit the B-Stock Sourcing Network and is available via our newest European-based marketplace: A2Z Liquidation Auctions. This B2B marketplace will give qualified business buyers in the EU unprecedented access to bulk quantities of inventory across dozens of product categories including: books, movies, music and games, …

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Our Latest Marketplace: Boise Paper

We are happy to welcome Boise Paper to the B-Stock Sourcing Network. This B2B marketplace will give buyers direct access to surplus and off-quality paper products from Boise Paper including: office-grade paper, printing paper, and converting paper in either sheeted or roll form. The products range in condition from light use to damaged and are …

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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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B-Stock is a Green Supply Chain Award Winner!

Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine just announced its 2015 Green Supply Chain Award winners and we are pleased to have been among the companies recognized for their sustainable business models and strategies. B-Stock was selected for providing green reverse supply chain solutions for our hundreds of clients in the form of B2B marketplaces that …

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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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B-Stock Selected as a SupplyChainBrain "Great Supply Chain Partner"

We are pleased to be one of SupplyChainBrain’s “100 Great Supply Chain Partners” for 2015. The list of 100 is the result of a six-month process where supply chain professionals were asked to nominate service providers whose solutions have made a significant business impact. B-Stock was nominated by one of our clients for implementing a …

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