By definition, excess inventory is inventory that a retailer no longer wants sitting on store shelves or a manufacturer wants out of their warehouse. Large retailers must constantly clear out their remaining old inventory to make room for the latest products and replenish their stock with the newest models while simultaneously dealing with a steady stream of customer returns. Products get sent back for various reasons, but it all becomes excess inventory that must be dealt with outside of normal retail sales.

When faced with large quantities of excess inventory, companies are forced to take a loss just to clear out the excess. They typically call up their liquidator who buys it all at pennies on the dollar. These large liquidators, also known as jobbers, then break up the inventory and sell it to smaller buyers at big markups. Historically, the biggest buyer always wins, but B-Stock quickly flipped that narrative. Or in other words, leveled the playing field for buyers of all sizes.

How B-Stock Helps Buyers Gain Access to Excess Inventory

B-Stock allows for small- and medium-sized retailers and resellers to buy excess inventory in bulk directly from large Fortune 500 retailers and manufacturers via private storefronts. One simple registration gives business buyers access to excess inventory from sellers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, The Home Depot, Unilever, and more. We enable these retailers to auction off their excess inventory directly to smaller resellers at a fraction of MSRP. Buyers gain access to the liquidation electronics inventory directly from major retailers without the middleman markups of large liquidators. In addition, they can bid on excess inventory with confidence, knowing they are buying directly from the source. B-Stock offers unparalleled value for buyers of pallet-sized and bulk lots of excess inventory.

The Role Excess Inventory Plays in the Secondary Market

The democratization of the liquidation process allows individual buyers to participate in auctions that were previously accessible only to large liquidators or intermediaries. By eliminating the middleman, B-Sotck provides a direct link to bid on and acquire pallets of goods with full transparency regarding their origin and condition. (Not to mention, at a fraction of their retail value.) Essentially, buyers are empowered to compete more effectively in the resale market! 

This level of access to excess inventory was once unthinkable for individual resellers. With B-Stock, buyers can grow their businesses, diversify their inventory, and meet consumer demand across all product categories. 

As the retail landscape continues to shift towards more sustainable and efficient models of inventory management, individual buyers play a crucial role in the redistribution of excess inventory. Ultimately, secondary market buyers and sellers benefit from the economic opportunities it presents and contribute to a more circular economy.

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Andrea Vargas

Andrea is the lead content writer for B-Stock Solutions, the largest online network of B2B liquidation marketplaces. She specializes in creating buyer resources and tools for entrepreneurs and power buyers looking for liquidated merchandise.

Amberly Bliss, Owner

Amberly Bliss, Owner

Retail Deals

"I feel so confident shopping and bidding on items knowing that I am going to get what I paid for. And if not, there’s a killer customer service team that’s going to make sure everything’s alright in the end. That’s huge. It’s hard to take that risk when you’re first starting out."

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