Month: January 2018

Live Video Chat: Mobile Secondary Market Insights

We’re hosting a live video chat to discuss the current state of the secondary mobile market and where it’s headed when it comes to product lifecycle and remarketing, R2 certification, data wiping and universal conditioning codes. We hope you’ll join us. WHEN: February 22, 2018 at 1:00pm Pacific Time (U.S. and Canada); the chat should …

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Retailers Need to Measure Cost Impact of Returns as Part of Omnichannel Sales Process

(Picture credit: Ace Turtle) Major retailers adopt an omnichannel approach for three main reasons: to increase sales, increase market share, and improve customer loyalty. By using an omnichannel approach, retailers are making the online, mobile and in-store experiences universal for the customer. A positive customer experience builds loyalty, which in turn leads to increased sales …

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Repurposing the American Mall

America’s first enclosed shopping center opened in 1950 in Seattle followed by the Northland Center in Detroit in 1954. Jump to the present day and America has nearly 12,000 malls. Consider this: retail square feet per capita in the U.S. is more than six times that of Europe or Japan. What’s crazy is that more …

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Logistics: in the event of a natural disaster, are you (and your vendors) prepared? 

There were 15 natural disasters in 2017 that cost $1 billion or more. All were linked to weather and climate (flooding, freezing, and wildfires) and had a direct impact on shipping and transporting merchandise. For retailers and manufacturers that rely on trucks to deliver their goods, working with vendors (logistics, tech solutions, etc.) that have …

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Why a Low Start Price Auction Strategy Works

Liquidation is the rule in retail. Traditional liquidation methods like selling distressed inventory to one or two liquidators will always leave money on the table. Over time, this can add up to millions of dollars lost. The ability to recoup value from every aspect of the business is crucial; this includes liquidation, especially in today’s …

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B-Stock heads to NRF 2018: Jan 14-16 in NYC

No better way to kick off the New Year than by heading out to New York City for NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show. This time of year also happens to be retail returns season. And, while the holiday season was a success for most retailers, it’s likely there will be higher-than-normal customer returns to sort …

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Meet B-Stock’s Apparel Expert: Lisa Penn

Let us introduce you to Lisa Penn, B-Stock’s in-house apparel expert whose passion for fashion was sparked by her seamstress grandmother. Growing up, Lisa remembers neighbors and friends bringing clothes to her grandmother for alterations. Lisa loved watching her grandmother work and enjoyed seeing the transformation in the clothing. In high school, her love for …

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Universal Conditioning Codes for the Mobile Secondary Market

The mobile secondary market is in the early stages of development. New rules are currently being written and it’s important to stay current with the latest information. What is decided today will have an impact on how business is conducted tomorrow. Two of the trending topics in the mobile secondary market are R2 certification and …

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