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Meet our “Pro to Know” Award Winners: Sean Cleland and Seth Blaustein

B-Stock is pleased to announce that Sean Cleland and Seth Blaustein have been named 2018 “Pros to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The Pros to Know Awards recognize leading supply chain executives that are leading initiatives and making significant contributions to help solve supply chain challenges in today’s business climate.   “I …

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Mobile Team Heads to Barcelona for MWC

(image credit: MWC) And onto the next show! This time it’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona running from February 26 through March 1. The show is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile phone industry where industry leaders gather, network, showcase, and exchange ideas. B-Stock’s Mobile Team will be at booth #7G89 to answer any …

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Meet the B-Stock Mobile Team

B-Stock is currently growing at a tremendous rate and as a result we are scaling in all areas: more buyers, more sellers—and, maybe most importantly—more staff. We have just created our first vertical team, dedicated specifically for mobile/wireless. Lead by Sean Cleland, B-Stock’s Director of Mobile, the mobile team is responsible for establishing partnerships with …

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Hope to see you at RILA’s 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference

With trade show season in full swing, B-Stock is headed to sunny Phoenix for RILA’s (Retail Leaders Industry Association) annual Retail Supply Chain Conference. This year’s show is focused on Reinventing the Retail Supply Chain: Accelerating What’s Possible (something we’re proud to support with our web-based liquidation solution). There are a variety of panels and …

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What Stores Do With $90 Billion in Merchandise Returns

Retailers still celebrating their strongest holiday sales in years now face the less-pleasant task of disposing of billions of dollars in returned merchandise. Often, retailers offload rejected clothes, appliances and toys for pennies on the dollar through a vast ecosystem of resellers, ranging from outlet stores and online auctions to flea markets and salvage dealers. Read full …

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Buyer Spotlight: Jeff Miars, Camden Appliances

Sales of major appliances generated almost $190 billion in 2016. Many of these appliances—washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves—were returned due to a single dent or scratch, but otherwise in “Like New” condition. Luckily, there’s a large customer base interested in a purchasing a washer or dryer with a dent on the side, out of sight after …

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Wishing You Bulk Lots of Love this Valentine’s Day

We’ve all been there, it’s Valentine’s Day and you completely forgot to get your significant other a gift. And remember what happened the last time you came home without flowers or a box of chocolates? Doh! Okay, so maybe I’m drawing from personal experience, but still, being unprepared and showing up empty handed on February …

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B-Stock Supply Triples Recovery Rates for Electronics Wholesaler

Background Kingdom Supply, a family-owned wholesale company specializing in wireless and consumer electronics accessories, was looking for an online auction sales channel specifically designed for business-to-business transactions. After a lackluster experience on one auction site, Kingdom Supply began looking for another B2B online auction marketplace that would: Increase recovery rates on the inventory Expand geographic …

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As Samsung Readies to Release the S9, Carriers and Mobile Phone Retailers Prepare for Influx of Returned S8s

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 in early 2017 it experienced 15 percent higher sales than the preceding S7. Also reported: in some markets sales of the S8 doubled that of the S7 and in Q2 2017 the S8 outsold every other individual Android smartphone. But now the spotlight has turned on the soon-to-be-released Samsung …

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