Month: March 2018

North American Paper Manufacturer Automates Sales Process and Increases Buyer Base for Excess Product

Challenge A large North American paper manufacturer was selling its excess product to a handful of buyers via a slow, manual process: spreadsheet offerings were being sent out to the buyers and the company’s customer service team would track offers for each lot. Another challenge for selling paper to the commodities and recycling market was …

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Team Spotlight: Listings

B-Stock’s Listings team is made up of a dynamic group of 16 dedicated employees working out of our new Orlando, FL office. Led by Michelle Vazquez, the team does far more than anyone might imagine. When you think “listings” an image of manifests and spreadsheets might pop into your head; but you’d only be seeing …

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B-Stock Joins CTIA Working Group

B-Stock is pleased to announce we’ve joined the CTIA Working Group dedicated to Reverse Logistics & Service Quality (RLSQ). Through this membership we’ll collaborate alongside a select group of top wireless retailers and OEMS who are thought leaders and influencers in the wireless industry. With the secondary mobile market booming, and B-Stock on the forefront …

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Buyer Spotlight: Ismael Peralta

Appliance sales are currently a $190 billion business and the market is growing. Many consumers are turning towards the purchase of Scratch & Dent appliances to save hundreds of dollars on a new washer, dryer, refrigerator, microwave—which may only have a single dent or scratch on the side that’s not even visible once installed. Ismael …

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A Quick Guide To Buying Liquidation Electronics

Liquidation Electronics is one of the largest and most popular product categories in the liquidation industry. Products typically include customer-returned or shelf-pulled TVs, home theater systems, computers, GPS units, cell phones, video game consoles, printers, and tablets. All of the electronics you see on the shelves of department stores or large retailers have limited shelf …

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Posted in: Buyer Resources

See You at ShopTalk – Las Vegas – March 18 to 21

B-Stock will be in Las Vegas from March 18 to 21 for ShopTalk—the World’s Largest Conference for Retail & Ecommerce. To schedule a meeting, please contact us. Shoptalk covers the rapid evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy—from new technologies and business models to the latest trends in consumer behaviors, preferences and expectations. Established retailers …

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Used phones cutting into sales of new devices

The Wall Street Journal recently wrote about how changing smartphone markets are opening up business opportunities in the used phone sector. According to the article, five years ago, about half of used phones purchased from auctions run by California-based B-Stock Solutions went to U.S. buyers, and the other half went to customers internationally. Now, about …

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Creating Value from Returns – Through Liquidation

In an effort to drive customer loyalty, retailers 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, third-party apps, and label-free returns are among the options. But a happy return for the customer is a …

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How 5G will impact the mobile secondary market

Anyone who attended Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (or who follows mobile news) is fully aware that 5G is a trending topic. This fifth generation mobile network (hence, 5G) represents a technological breakthrough in terms of super-fast speeds, incredibly low latency and unsurpassed connectivity; it also has the potential to impact everything from cars to …

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