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B-Stock’s online mall for the secondary retail market

With so many mall closures (and revitalizations!) and with the increase of online sales, no one is predicting the rebirth of the great American mall. Let’s face it, it won’t be long before the phrase, “Going to the mall” will mean putting on a pair of virtual reality goggles and stepping into a virtual mall. …

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Meet B-Stock’s Software Engineer: Mary Ličanin

Technology has been part of Mary’s life since her childhood, having started writing BASIC on a Commodore Vic 20 she bought with her allowance money at age 10. After graduating high school, Mary began working as an international money transfer banker. After eight years in banking, she returned to college and earned her degree in …

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Top 3 Signs of Excess Inventory Build Up

Many fashion retailers are quickly establishing a multichannel sales approach—with a heavy emphasis toward online sales—while trying to maintain an even ratio of inventory to sales. That isn’t an easy task considering 1) online sales bring higher return rates (as customers expect hassle free returns and free shipping); 2) lower foot traffic in stores can …

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Try Before You Buy Models Spark Need for Better Liquidation Solutions

The try-before-you-buy (TBYB) business model is taking off with ecommerce companies such as Trunk Club, Stitch Fix, and ASOS leading the charge. Even Amazon has gotten into the game with its Prime Wardrobe offering. While most programs are focused on apparel, companies like Warby Parker and Best Buy are leveraging the TBYB model for eyeglasses and electronics …

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A look at what’s being sold across our network of liquidation marketplaces

B-Stock provides retailers and manufacturers—both Enterprise and SMB—a modern liquidation approach to offset the cost associated with returned and overstock items. This includes an online marketplace platform that enables a direct sales channel between retailers/sellers and business buyers interested in bulk quantities of excess stock. Nine of the top 10 U.S. retailers, along with hundreds …

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eCommerce Operations Summit: Columbus, OH – April 3-5

We’re heading to Columbus, Ohio for the eCommerce Operations Summit. The show—April 3 to 5—is the only conference focused on optimizing direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations and fulfillment. Attendees will dive into the innovation, strategies & tactics retailers need to know—Omnichannel Operations; Customer Experience; Shipping & Delivery; Warehouse & Fulfillment. B-Stock’s Vice President Eric Moriarity will …

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Dunder Mifflin now selling on B-Stock

It’s official, Dunder Mifflin has reemerged on the paper industry scene by partnering with B-Stock to sell its overstock paper products. You might remember, after a fun-filled eight year run, the company closed in 2013 after Michael Scott declared bankruptcy. But, after finding two barns worth of paper rolls hidden away at Schrute Farms, Dunder …

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North American Paper Manufacturer Automates Sales Process and Increases Buyer Base for Excess Product

Challenge A large North American paper manufacturer was selling its excess product to a handful of buyers via a slow, manual process: spreadsheet offerings were being sent out to the buyers and the company’s customer service team would track offers for each lot. Another challenge for selling paper to the commodities and recycling market was …

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