Month: February 2018

User satisfaction, refurbished device prevalence may hurt future iPhone sales

(image source: appleinsider) According to a Wall Street Journal analysis published Wednesday, more consumers are buying refurbished versions of previous years’ models or keeping old phones for longer, rather than opting for more expensive new models. As a result, premium smartphones such as the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S are now likely to have three or four owners …

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Your Love of Your Old Smartphone Is a Problem for Apple and Samsung

The smartphone industry has a culprit to blame for slumping sales: Its old devices remain too popular. Flashy phones of yesteryear, particularly Apple Inc.’s iPhones and Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S handsets, are getting refurbished, and U.S. consumers are snapping them up. Many shoppers are balking at price tags for new phones pushing $1,000, and …

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Meet our “Pro to Know” Award Winners: Sean Cleland and Seth Blaustein

B-Stock is pleased to announce that Sean Cleland and Seth Blaustein have been named 2018 “Pros to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The Pros to Know Awards recognize leading supply chain executives that are leading initiatives and making significant contributions to help solve supply chain challenges in today’s business climate.   “I …

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Mobile Team Heads to Barcelona for MWC

(image credit: MWC) And onto the next show! This time it’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona running from February 26 through March 1. The show is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile phone industry where industry leaders gather, network, showcase, and exchange ideas. B-Stock’s Mobile Team will be at booth #7G89 to answer any …

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Meet the B-Stock Mobile Team

B-Stock is currently growing at a tremendous rate and as a result we are scaling in all areas: more buyers, more sellers—and, maybe most importantly—more staff. We have just created our first vertical team, dedicated specifically for mobile/wireless. Lead by Sean Cleland, B-Stock’s Director of Mobile, the mobile team is responsible for establishing partnerships with …

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Hope to see you at RILA’s 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference

With trade show season in full swing, B-Stock is headed to sunny Phoenix for RILA’s (Retail Leaders Industry Association) annual Retail Supply Chain Conference. This year’s show is focused on Reinventing the Retail Supply Chain: Accelerating What’s Possible (something we’re proud to support with our web-based liquidation solution). There are a variety of panels and …

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What Stores Do With $90 Billion in Merchandise Returns

Retailers still celebrating their strongest holiday sales in years now face the less-pleasant task of disposing of billions of dollars in returned merchandise. Often, retailers offload rejected clothes, appliances and toys for pennies on the dollar through a vast ecosystem of resellers, ranging from outlet stores and online auctions to flea markets and salvage dealers. Read full …

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Buyer Spotlight: Jeff Miars, Camden Appliances

Sales of major appliances generated almost $190 billion in 2016. Many of these appliances—washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves—were returned due to a single dent or scratch, but otherwise in “Like New” condition. Luckily, there’s a large customer base interested in a purchasing a washer or dryer with a dent on the side, out of sight after …

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Wishing You Bulk Lots of Love this Valentine’s Day

We’ve all been there, it’s Valentine’s Day and you completely forgot to get your significant other a gift. And remember what happened the last time you came home without flowers or a box of chocolates? Doh! Okay, so maybe I’m drawing from personal experience, but still, being unprepared and showing up empty handed on February …

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