Retail’s inventory glut means big business for liquidators

While some companies are suffering losses from excess inventory, others are making bank from it. Liquidity Services fall in the latter category. Liquidators, like Liquidity Services, often buy excess and returned merchandise from retail giants, which they then sell to…

Jun 24 2022 · 1 min read

Inside the $644 billion business of reselling returned items, from electronics to bizarre finds

Inside Liquidity Services’ 130,000-square-foot warehouse in Garland, Texas, the aisles aren’t lined with typical merchandise. Instead, they’re stacked with returns…

Feb 19 2022 · 1 min read

Returns often end up in landfills. Here’s how 3 companies are helping them get resold instead.

Holiday shopping was expected to break records in 2021 — and now that all the gifts have been unwrapped, the…

Jan 13 2022 · 1 min read

From living rooms to landfills, some holiday shopping returns take a ‘very sad path’

More than half a trillion dollars. That’s the estimated value of all the stuff that U.S. shoppers bought last year…

Jan 12 2022 · 1 min read

Podcast: 3 Trends Shaping the New Liquidation Landscape with B-Stock Solutions CEO Howard Rosenberg

With the eBay era in full swing, liquidation was begging for an overhaul. Enter Howard Rosenberg and his company B-Stock…

Jan 07 2022 · 1 min read

UPS says it’s processing a record number of returns as 1 in 4 Americans plan to ship stuff back to sellers after the holidays

Holiday shoppers bought an utterly staggering amount of stuff in November and December, and the share of those items bought…

Jan 04 2022 · 1 min read

Record-Breaking Holiday Means A Record-Breaking Deluge Of Returns For Retailers

Early results are in and holiday retail sales increased 8.5% year-over-year from November 1 through December 24, according to Mastercard…

Jan 02 2022 · 2 min read

Holiday sales boom but many gifts get returned

Two in three shoppers are now planning at least one return after a huge holiday shopping season. Processing returns costs…

Dec 27 2021 · 1 min read

Happier returns? Retailers in race to solve holidays’ environmental, logistics nightmare

An estimated $66.7 billion in rejected holiday gifts will make their way back to retailers this year, a 30% increase…

Dec 17 2021 · 5 min read

Green Supply Chains Prevail Amid Global Disruptions

Winners of this year’s Green Supply Chain award not only kept up green initiatives throughout a global pandemic and unprecedented…

Dec 17 2021 · 2 min read