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The Latest Threat to Online Commerce

Between the spike in ecommerce – online retail sales will top one trillion dollars by 2027 – and increasingly relaxed return policies like in-store returns in 30 seconds; it’s no wonder return rates are spiking. Around $400 billion in merchandise was returned in 2017; up 70% from two years ago. Now, on top of consumer …

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Could you make a profit from your dead stock?

Although ecommerce has made retail more accessible to the public, it has taken away the advantage of being able to see a product “in the flesh” before making the decision to purchase it. With goods such as clothing, this is an important aspect of a sale. As such, the rise of ecommerce has brought with it a …

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The Rise of the Online Resale Marketplace

Companies like Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba generally get all of the headlines as global leaders in the online marketplace area (although none have managed to achieve complete global domination). While Amazon is considered a global leader, local players such as Flipkart in India and Alibaba in China maintain the lead in their local markets. And …

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Reinventing the Pallet: Is Plastic the Future?

When it comes to buying, selling, and shipping, the pallet is usually the last thing anyone might think about, but it’s also one of the most ubiquitous aspects of the retail industry. According to Forbes, there are nearly 2 billion pallets circulating in the U.S at any given time. While many take the pallet for …

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Trying Something New with Proven Methodologies

“To get something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” ~Tiny Buddha For major retailers with a history going back several decades, doing something new usually means pulling away from the-way-we’ve-always-done-it, which doesn’t always allow for new ideas. At B-Stock, we are all about new ideas, especially when it comes to …

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STORE 2018 – Toronto, Canada – May 29 & 30

B-Stock is headed to Toronto, Canada for the STORE 2018 May 29 & 30. STORE is Retail Council of Canada’s annual two-day conference. With an agenda and networking opportunities targeted to the unique needs of the dynamic retail industry in Canada, STORE is the must-attend event of the season. Please join us at Booth #226 …

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Retailers Need a Liquidation Solution for Returned Items

The news no online retailer wants to hear: around 30% of all online purchases are returned. What’s more, nearly half of all consumers will at one point return something they purchased online. For the 2017 holiday season, it was estimated that online holiday sales would rise 13.8% to $107.4 billion; imagine having a third of that …

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Mobile Buyer Spotlight: Elizabeth Chen — Trillion Trade

The secondary mobile market is estimated at $25B and it is growing in the U.S. and worldwide. The used smartphone market will grow 4 to 5 times faster than the overall smartphone market with annual upgrades and trade-in programs playing the biggest role in this growth. To provide an idea of just how large the …

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