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 over 2020, and retailers are exploring some creative ways to cut those costs. To see retailing at its ecological worst,…

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

It’s Halloween in December at US ports as delayed shipments finally arrive with seasonal goods

Christmas may be a week away, but US ports are just now receiving containers loaded with goods that were ordered…

Dec 16 2021 · 1 min read

High eCommerce Returns Plague Retailers This Season

As we turn our eyes to 2022, online shopping has become more popular than ever before. In fact, worldwide eCommerce…

Dec 16 2021 · 8 min read

Secondhand Gifts: Hot This Holiday and Here to Stay

As the year comes to close, the gifting season is anything but over. Although brand new goods are still the…

Dec 09 2021 · 8 min read

Holiday Returns Expected to Reach over $112 Billion

A tsunami of holiday returns is expected this year – over $112 billion in merchandise. Marcus Shen, Chief Operating Officer…

Dec 08 2021 · 1 min read

The True Cost of Inflation: Effects on Businesses and Consumers

It’s been a tough couple of years for everyone. From health concerns to the frustrations of social distancing to financial…

Dec 02 2021 · 8 min read

At Home in the Middle: B Stock Plays Facilitator

Over the past five to 10 years, the home goods resale market has seen a significant spike. From Chairish—which specializes…

Nov 30 2021 · 1 min read

How to Avoid Drowning in Your Returned Merchandise This Holiday Season

If you’re a retailer in 2021, product returns are a simple fact of life. Brands like Amazon have long featured…

Nov 25 2021 · 8 min read

Secondary market for holiday returns: Q&A with B-Stock Solutions CEO

Shipping and supply chain delays are at the forefront of retailers’ worries this peak season. Companies with holiday goods that…

Nov 24 2021 · 1 min read