As any experienced buyer will tell you, when purchasing clearance merchandise to resell you must consider shipping costs. For financial reselling success, you must factor it into your budget. You don’t want shipping to unexpectedly eat up potential profits before you’ve even received your goods! So, whether you’re just beginning your reselling business or looking for opportunities to tighten your budget belt and maximise your margins, here are three ways to save on shipping costs when buying on B-Stock Europe.

Find free shipping on Supply Europe

Our very own B-Stock Supply Europe is an online auction marketplace where small businesses/resellers can source returned and overstock merchandise from other businesses. On the Supply Europe marketplace, you can shop across thousands of categories from hundreds of sellers, all in one place (it’s like eBay, but for business-to-business transactions). And many of the Supply Europe sellers offer free shipping! This is the perfect way to get smaller lots and cheaper shipping on much of the same merchandise offered by our private retailer marketplaces.

Consider consolidated shipping

What is it? Well, consolidated shipping combines multiple LTL shipments into one full truckload shipment. By doing this, you can save time on shipments and reduce your costs.

Consolidated shipping through SEKO Logistics is available in the EU and UK! There are a few caveats that need to occur in order to consolidate your shipment.

  1. Your won lots must be coming from a single warehouse location.
  2. Not every warehouse location offers consolidated shipping (you’ll have to do your homework).
  3. You must win the minimum amount of pallet spaces necessary within a 48 hour time period to take advantage of a single truckload delivery. Read: they won’t hold your shipment indefinitely until you meet the full truckload pallet requirement (usually around 12).
  4. You’re still required to pay your shipping costs upfront, but will be reimbursed the difference in B-Stock credit to apply to future bidding!

Take advantage of consolidated shipping on the following marketplaces: Crazy Clearance Auctions, SerCom Solutions Auctions, and Unilever Europe Trade Auctions.

Look for nearby warehouses

Location, location, location. While some marketplaces only have a handful of distribution centers, others have multiple warehouses scattered across the UK and Europe. And, obviously, the closer you get to you, the cheaper it ships! For the current live auctions, you can find the warehouse locations listed on the left side of the marketplace auction page. Additionally, the specific ‘shipping from’ location is mentioned at the bottom of each auction listing description.

Bottom line: If you find liquidation marketplaces with warehouses closer to you, you’ll cut your costs and save on shipping.

There are certainly a few perks that B-Stock buyers can take advantage of to save money on shipping. And once you start buying up larger loads of liquidation, these discounts can really add up!

Due to Brexit, some of the bidding and shipping requirements on our marketplaces have changed. Please check this page frequently for new updates regarding your favorite B-Stock marketplaces.

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