Author: Melissa Gieringer

Preparing for Christmas returns

Even in the height of summer, major retailers still have Christmas in mind. For example, in June Argos released its top toy predictions for Christmas 2017, highlighting the toys and games it believed would be the big winners come December. Considering holiday sales can account for as much as 30% of annual revenue, it’s no wonder …

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Retail returns: A $440B headache that technology and data analytics can solve

By the end of 2017 the value of retail returns will be the equivalent to total online sales: around $440 billion. These skyrocketing return rates are due primarily to the growth of ecommerce and buyer expectations of no-hassle, cross-channel return policies. What’s more, the majority of the merchandise doesn’t go back on store or virtual …

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B-Stock Solutions Chosen as a 2017 Green Supply Chain Award Winner By Supply & Demand Chain Executive

B-Stock Solutions, a technology-enabled service company powering the largest global network of B2B liquidation marketplaces, has been named a Green Supply Chain Award winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for a third consecutive year. The award recognizes companies that support sustainability initiatives as a core part of their service offering and allow their …

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The Green Scene: SDCE 2017 Green Supply Chain Awards

Many of the recipients of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Green Supply Chain Award have been on the scene for some time, though a few new faces stand out on the annual list. No matter their track record, however, each of the companies recognized this year is making a positive impact not only on our environment, but their own bottom line. Those who …

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Don’t Buy the 5 Most Frequently Returned Gifts

When it comes to the holidays, there’s nothing more stressful than gift shopping (with the possible exception of meeting Christmas delivery deadlines). There’s always the risk that whatever you picked out will end up being returned or exchanged. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone special or just shopping for your office Secret …

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Handling the Black Friday Backlash

America’s ‘Black Friday’ concept has now well and truly infiltrated the UK marketplace. After years of creeping across the Atlantic, Black Friday and its little brother Cyber Monday are now major events for shoppers with retailers with more emphasis now put on the day than ever before, creating an international gift-buying frenzy. Just last year …

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Black Friday survival guide: Store and mall hours, top deals, money-saving tips and more

Retailers began touting Black Friday bargains before the leaves began to fall, and while the pinnacle shoppers holiday has evolved into an enduring string of sales, the time-honored tradition of dashing for doorbusters on the final Friday of November is as customary as turkey on Thanksgiving Day. Speaking of turkey, most major retailers will once …

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