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Social Commerce Retail is Here

First came e-commerce, followed by m-commerce, and now social commerce (aka s-commerce) has hit the scene…big time. Retailers of all sizes as well as resellers are figuring out how to increase sales by selling directly through social media to consumers; for example, at any given time Pinterest has 60 million buyable pins. To get an …

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Meet B-Stock’s Trade Show Expert: Christine Worden

This month’s employee spotlight shines attention on Christine Worden, B-Stock’s Sales & Marketing Programs Manager who works tirelessly behind the scenes ensuring that our trade shows, conference set up, speaking engagements, and Sales’ lead collection runs smoothly. Let’s just say the Sales team wouldn’t be the well oiled machine it is today without Christine.   …

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Send It Back! How to Manage E-Commerce Returns

Buy something online, and there’s more than a one-in-four chance you’ll send it back. Consumers who use e-commerce return their purchases 25 to 30 percent of the time, says a study by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). For brick-and-mortar stores, the return rate is just 9 percent. …

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B-Stock’s Apparel Expertise

B-Stock operates the world’s largest B2B marketplace for returned and excess apparel, shoes, and accessories. Our platform connects major retailers and brands directly to vetted secondary market apparel buyers around the globe. Our apparel account management team is made up of apparel and auction industry experts who provide daily support, guidance, and auction strategy. Our …

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The Prepaid Expo – Las Vegas, NV – August 21 & 22

Up next on our trade show calendar is The Prepaid Expo & All Wireless Expo. The show gives attendees unparalleled access to all levels of the wireless distribution chain, and all variations of prepaid and wireless services. In addition to being at the show, B-Stock’s Director of Mobile, Sean Cleland is participating in the following …

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How off-price retail fits in the secondary market

In the world of off-price retail—where major retailers sell excess inventory at bargain prices—sales are on pace to reach $18 billion to $19 billion by 2021, according to JPMorgan analysts. Historically, most of this inventory was sold through so-called ‘bargain basement’ retail stores such as T.J. Maxx and Ross Dress for Less. But as department …

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It’s not too early to prepare for holiday returns

While most of us are still planning final summer vacations and enjoying the next couple of weeks before herding the kids off to school, there are retail industry professionals hard at work preparing for the inevitable onslaught of Holiday Returns (yes, we’re already talking about it!). Officially, the holiday shopping season doesn’t begin until November …

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Why a return center solution is vital for SMB retailers

While simple and easy return policies are a critical component to generating customer loyalty, they will generate additional returns. Let’s face it, unless a retailer has a zero-returns policy (highly unlikely), it will receive products back that can no longer sell as new. Accordingly, putting a plan in place to recover from the costs of …

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Meet Chris Garofano – B-Stock’s Appliance Expert

Chris Garofano is B-Stock’s resident appliance expert who – as THE account manager for our Major Appliances category – works closely with both buyers and sellers of returned and overstock appliances. According to Chris, the secondary appliance market is “a robust industry that’s being driven primarily by larger retailers closing their stores and leaving a …

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