It’s back-to-school season already! Students will be hitting the books this fall so you can expect to see back-to-school sales any day now. All in all, back-to-school sales are expected to grow. According to a Mastercard SpendingPlus forecast, sales are expected to grow 5.5% from last year. Deloitte also sent out a survey that estimates back-to-school shopping may hit close to $33B! With Covid days hopefully in the rearview mirror and as students shift back to in-person learning, shoppers are looking for the essentials they need. Meet their demand and stock up on bulk back-to-school supplies for K-12 and college students alike!

If you’re a resale business, you’re probably looking for a more efficient way to source bulk school supplies. You could go the more manual route of stocking up in-stores yourself, but why not save time and money by shopping liquidation pallets instead? Remember, you want to start sourcing early so that you’re fully stocked by the time the school bell rings — back-to-school shopping is in full swing from July 15-September 6. And the good news is B-Stock can help! Buy bulk school supplies from leading retailers like Walmart, Target, Office Depot, Amazon, and more. Here are the best back-to-school categories you should stock up on!

Bulk School Supplies You Can’t Miss

Apparel

Parents will be shopping for kid’s clothing items like tees, polos, denim, socks, shoes, accessories, and backpacks. Not only that, but with a new school year comes new extracurricular activities and social events to attend. Be sure to have formalwear like dresses and slacks, plus athletic gear for exercise and team sports. Check out marketplaces like Department Store Auctions, Hanesbrands Closeouts, Zulily Liquidation Auctions, and Universal Athletic Liquidation Auctions.

Consumer Electronics

A lot of learning happens online now. For students, that means laptops, monitors, tablets, printers, headphones, keyboards, and other tech devices will be essential. In fact, 31% of respondents to Deloitte’s survey said they plan to buy consumer electronics like computers and other hardware (an increase from the 22% back in 2020). Source the best in liquidation consumer electronics on marketplaces like Amazon Liquidation Auctions, Office Depot Liquidation Auctions, Dell Outlet Auctions, and GameStop Wholesale.

Catch up on Best Consumer Electronics to Resell for Profit for even more sourcing recommendations!

Outdoor/ Sporting Goods

Whether they’re on the basketball court, tennis court, or swimming pool, kids and teens are usually up to some recreational activities after school. When you have sporting goods on hand, and at a good price, your customers will be happy. Sporting equipment like footballs, soccer balls, and bikes are all fall-friendly activities. Shop on marketplaces like Walmart Liquidation Auctions, DICK’s Sporting Goods Liquidations, and Woot Liquidation Auctions.

Furniture

Dorms need to be decorated — place finishing touches on living spaces with quality home goods and furniture. College students are likely seeking out desks, bedroom furniture, TV stands, couches, nightstands, storage solutions, and other home goods on Facebook Marketplace and eBay. And when you buy liquidated furniture or home goods, these sites will be your go-to reselling platforms! Definitely take a peek at auction listings from Ashley Homestore Liquidation Auctions, Wayfair Liquidation Auctions, The Home Depot Liquidation Auctions, and Herman Miller Liquidation Auctions.

You can also find those complementary home goods like towels, bedding, and small, dorm-friendly appliances such as microwaves and coffee makers at Target Auctions Liquidation!

For everything else, there’s B-Stock Supply

And if you’re still looking for more bulk school supplies, head over to B-Stock Supply. B-Stock Supply is a multi-seller marketplace where approved buyers can purchase returned, excess, and refurbished inventory from hundreds of different sellers all in one place.

You can find books, cell phones, computers, TVs, consumer electronics, apparel, general merchandise, home & garden, health & beauty, sporting goods, toys, and more. Don’t forget general merchandise like lunch bags, pens, paper, planners, and notebooks! B-Stock Supply is a great place to start your sourcing journey since auction lots can range from a few cases to multiple pallets of inventory!

These top back-to-school categories are perfect for students this fall. Give your customers more for their money by stocking up on back-to-school essentials – and at a discount! But for whatever inventory you’re looking for, B-Stock’s network of marketplaces has you covered.

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