Tag: Strategic Planning

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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Rethinking Recovery: Don’t Fight The OLD; Build The NEW

Per Socrates: the secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. While he may not have been talking specifically about reverse logistics and liquidation, the sentiment still applies. Think about it: lack of innovation over the past few decades around how organizations approach …

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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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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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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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