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How Retailers Are Softening the Returns Blow

With record online sales and generous free returns policies, returned goods have become a big cost center for retailers. One way the industry has been trying to minimize that hit is by selling returned items—and other liquidation goods—in eBay-like private online auction marketplaces to eligible business buyers. Traditionally, retailers may have had a list of …

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

“I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017, and I was right. I was wrong, for example, about obstructive sleep apnea becoming the new debate in trucking; the debate ended before it really started after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration withdrew …

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5 most frequently returned Christmas gifts

Candles, lotion and gift cards are all last minute go-to gifts when you can’t think of anything else to give. While you’re struggling to think of something original, you should avoid certain items. B-stock, a company that deals in liquidating excess inventory for retailers, says these were the five most frequently returned gifts last year. Graphic T-shirts …

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Preparing for Christmas returns

Even in the height of summer, major retailers still have Christmas in mind. For example, in June Argos released its top toy predictions for Christmas 2017, highlighting the toys and games it believed would be the big winners come December. Considering holiday sales can account for as much as 30% of annual revenue, it’s no wonder …

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How to Maximize Recovery for Returned Merchandise

The current trend for retailers, who want to stay competitive with Amazon, is to provide liberal return policies. When retailers provide an easy and quick means for customers to return a product, it can drive loyalty and ongoing business. According to recent papers published by Canada Post and UPS, consumers are looking for clarity, simplicity …

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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 this holiday season, it is estimated that online holiday sales will rise 13.8% to $107.4 billion; imagine having a third of that …

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Retail returns: A $440B headache that technology and data analytics can solve

By the end of 2017 the value of retail returns will be the equivalent to total online sales: around $440 billion. These skyrocketing return rates are due primarily to the growth of ecommerce and buyer expectations of no-hassle, cross-channel return policies. What’s more, the majority of the merchandise doesn’t go back on store or virtual …

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B-Stock Solutions Chosen as a 2017 Green Supply Chain Award Winner By Supply & Demand Chain Executive

B-Stock Solutions, a technology-enabled service company powering the largest global network of B2B liquidation marketplaces, has been named a Green Supply Chain Award winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for a third consecutive year. The award recognizes companies that support sustainability initiatives as a core part of their service offering and allow their …

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