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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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B-Stock’s Hiring for a Sales Executive – Mobile

B-Stock provides major retailers an online marketplace auction platform to sell returned and overstock merchandise—including mobile devices—our fastest growing category. We are currently looking for a Sales Executive – Mobile to identify opportunities, research the supply chain, prospect clients and close contracts. The role reports to our Vice President of Sales; however, you’ll be working …

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Case Study: Building a Scalable B2B Marketplace Solution

One of the world’s largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor was experiencing a higher volume of customer returns and other excess inventory due to explosive growth in sales. The inventory – consisting mostly of truckload-size quantities of home goods, including bedroom, kitchen, and dining furniture, upholstery, home décor, and other household items – …

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Buy TV. Watch Super Bowl. Return TV. It still happens.

It’s not a bright, shiny moment showcasing the best of human nature. The practice called “wardrobing” happens when consumers purchase an item from a retailer, use it, and then return it for a full refund. It’s usually done with pricey clothing, hence the name. On Super Bowl weekend, it happens with TVs. According to B-Stock …

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And We’re Off to the Reverse Logistics Association Conference & Expo

It’s officially trade show season. Next up: the 15th annual RLA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from February 6-8. This year’s show is focused on The Circular Economy (something we’re proud to support with our web-based liquidation solution) and there are a variety of panels and breakout sessions scheduled in support of the topic. …

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Live Video Chat: Mobile Secondary Market Insights

We’re hosting a live video chat to discuss the current state of the secondary mobile market and where it’s headed when it comes to product lifecycle and remarketing, R2 certification, data wiping and universal conditioning codes. We hope you’ll join us. WHEN: February 22, 2018 at 1:00pm Pacific Time (U.S. and Canada); the chat should …

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Retailers Need to Measure Cost Impact of Returns as Part of Omnichannel Sales Process

(Picture credit: Ace Turtle) Major retailers adopt an omnichannel approach for three main reasons: to increase sales, increase market share, and improve customer loyalty. By using an omnichannel approach, retailers are making the online, mobile and in-store experiences universal for the customer. A positive customer experience builds loyalty, which in turn leads to increased sales …

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Repurposing the American Mall

America’s first enclosed shopping center opened in 1950 in Seattle followed by the Northland Center in Detroit in 1954. Jump to the present day and America has nearly 12,000 malls. Consider this: retail square feet per capita in the U.S. is more than six times that of Europe or Japan. What’s crazy is that more …

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