So you’ve decided to get into the business of reselling returned merchandise. It’s an exciting and profitable idea that many resellers enjoy. But what types of products should you buy and which stores’ returns will give you the best bang for your buck? Here are eight of our top picks.

Amazon Returns

One of our favorite retailers to purchase returns from is Amazon. The sheer number of products they carry and the volume of business they do means they have a huge selection of returns available at all times. Also, because of the nature of online shopping, a great number of Amazon’s returns have nothing to do with product defects or other product issues. Instead, many are because the purchaser changed their mind or the item looked different than it did online. Amazon’s generous return policies and simple processes allow far more returns than many other online retailers. It’s easy to understand why resellers would choose to continue purchasing merchandise from Amazon.

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Best Buy Returns

It’s no secret that home appliances have large price tags and therefore make them an ideal choice for resale. Reselling appliances is a smart choice because these big-ticket items are both high in demand and usually sell to consumers in “new” or “like-new” conditions. However, resellers need to keep in mind that shipping these large appliances will be more difficult than other small items—and will be more costly. But, if you’re up for the task, there’s a great deal of money to be made in this industry. Leveraging a company like Best Buy who offers wholesale appliance returns for resellers is a great place to start. Best Buy is home to many well-known brands like Whirlpool, Frigidaire, LG, Samsung, and many more.

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If this is your first attempt at purchasing and reselling home appliances, make sure to do your research and learn all you can about buying liquidation appliances ahead of time.

Lowe’s Returns

For those looking to get into the home improvement resale space, Lowe’s Liquidation is a great place to start. You may be picturing boxes of bathroom tiles and tools, but Lowe’s store returns are so much more than that! Imagine reselling a truck full of stainless-steel refrigerators, dishwashers, and ranges. Or maybe gardening is more your speed and you’d like to resell lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, and garden tools. It’s easy to forget how much variety Lowe’s has if you haven’t shopped there lately, but they have plenty of options for returns resellers.

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Nordstrom Rack Returns

If you’d like to get into the world of clothing resale, Nordstrom Rack is a wonderful place to start. Nordstrom’s liquidation marketplace, or Last Chance Auctions, sells designer and luxury returns, shelf pulls, and more. (Read more about reselling designer clothes here.) They break these items down into men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and footwear lots, and then sell directly to qualified resellers online. Through their official B2B marketplace, Nordstrom Rack sells directly to small business owners like you. Additionally, by purchasing through their official liquidation channel, resellers can take advantage of shipping help with reputable freight companies.

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Target Store Returns

Target store returns offer a wide range of trendy products for resale. Home and garden, apparel, electronics, toys, and even mixed lots are available. This means you’ll find a wealth of great products to suit just about any reselling site you may be considering. Most of the returns from Target fall into the “like-new” condition, which means you’ll have an easier time reselling than items with obvious wear or tear. Plus, liquidation home and garden inventory isn’t subject to as many quickly changing trends (unlike consumer electronics and apparel).

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The important thing to remember is that you want to purchase these lots from a reputable liquidator. It’s not uncommon for some liquidation companies to purchase a returns lot, take the best items out, and then resell the rest as if it was a direct liquidation lot. Obviously, anyone who then purchases the remainder of the lot will likely be disappointed. This is one of many reasons it’s ideal to purchase directly from retailers yourself through official B-Stock marketplaces.

Walmart Returns

Walmart is known for its vast inventory and low prices. Walmart’s liquidation auctions are no different. You’ll find toys, sporting goods, furniture, clothing, electronics, appliances, and all sorts of other items available for very reasonable prices. Auction lots range from a pallet or two up to a full truckload, depending on the supply of returns in a given category. As with any returns or other liquidation auction, be sure to read the manifest carefully and do your research before bidding. If you follow best practices, Walmart returns can be a profitable investment for resellers.

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Wayfair Returns

If home decor and furniture are your chosen niche to resell, Wayfair returns may be the best option for your reselling needs. Often sold by the full truckload, these liquidation auctions offer the latest trends in houseware and furniture. Think merchandise like mattresses and upholstery to kitchen and dining accessories. And don’t forget outdoor decor and patio, too! Since furniture is a higher value item, lots may include more than $50,000 (MSRP) worth of products! For furniture liquidation, you’ll need to have plenty of warehouse space to sort and store your haul. If you have the capacity, Wayfair returns are an excellent option.

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GameStop Returns

If mobile devices and consumer electronics like video games are what you’re after, GameStop returns will be worth you’re while. On their official B2B auction marketplace, Gamestop Wholesale,  buyers can register to bid on pallets and truckloads of customer returns, salvaged, overstock and trade-in cell phones and wearables. We’re talking Samsung Galaxy smartphones, tablets, watches and wearables, Apple iPhones and iPads, and more!

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Check out all that B-Stock has to offer to suit your reselling needs. B-Stock builds retailers and manufacturers their own auction platform to sell returns, overstock, and other liquidated assets directly to business buyers. We have dozens of private retailer marketplaces in a multitude of categories and conditions to suit your business inventory needs.

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Amberly Bliss, Owner

Amberly Bliss, Owner

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"I feel so confident shopping and bidding on items knowing that I am going to get what I paid for. And if not, there’s a killer customer service team that’s going to make sure everything’s alright in the end. That’s huge. It’s hard to take that risk when you’re first starting out."

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