If you’re wondering how to buy Home Depot returns at liquidation pricing, you’ve come to the right place.
The Home Depot typically sells off returned items by the truckload or in bulk by the pallet. Many times an auction will include one or two dozen pallets of items in one order. Items generally found in these liquidation auctions are: home and garden goods, appliances, flooring, outdoor furniture, plumbing fixtures, kitchen and bath fixtures, doors and windows, window coverings, assorted tools and hardware, and even home decor items.
If you’re in the resale market and looking to purchase returned items from large retailers like The Home Depot, you can do so through the Home Depot Liquidation Auctions marketplace. Through the online auction marketplace, resellers have the opportunity to source bulk quantities of returned items at great prices.
If you’re a small business owner who has purchased returned inventory from a third party liquidator, there has never been a better time to cut out the middleman and purchase directly from the source. Third party liquidators typically mark up the goods they are selling in order to cover the cost of shipping, and to make a profit. They also have the opportunity to see the items before passing them onto to you; possibly keeping the highest quality items to sell on their own. Buying straight from a retailer, like Home Depot, through an online auction marketplace allows you to purchase items at fair market prices.
To see what liquidated inventory is available for resellers, check out the Home Depot Liquidation Auctions marketplace, powered by B-Stock.
What You Need to Know About Buying in Bulk and Reselling Returned Items:
Yes, you can start your own resale business with customer-returned items from large retailers like Home Depot. Statistics show that about 30 percent of all merchandise purchased online is, in fact, returned (so there is always plenty of inventory).
And, what if we said you could boost your resale business with by purchasing – at a fraction of the price – merchandise that has been returned by customers,without compromising the quality?
Many times items are returned unopened, in original packaging, but cannot be sold as new. This type of merchandise is called B-Stock. (See what we did there?) This is when merchandise is sold below wholesale prices and resellers who purchase it in bulk direct from the source have an advantage.
To see Home Depot auctions that are currently available, visit this sourcing page for Home Depot Liquidation Auctions.
You can also contact B-Stock with any questions on getting started. In order to buy inventory from Home Depot Liquidation Auctions, you will need a resale certificate which allows you, the reseller, to purchase the goods tax free (read more on resale certificates). After you have your resale certificate, you’ll need to apply to the Home Depot Marketplace. Tip: Check out our Buying Basics Series, starting with How to Become a B-Stock Buyer).
Buying liquidation from the source’s online auction marketplace will help ensure you get quality items for fair market value (read: no markups from liquidators). This will enable you to still provide your customers a good discount, while helping you turn a higher profit margin. Buying Home Depot liquidation direct from Home Depot Liquidation Auctions provides that opportunity.
B-Stock is the world’s largest online marketplace for returned, excess and other liquidation merchandise. Our customers range from SMB to the world’s largest brands and retailers (including nine of the top 10 U.S. retailers). Led by eBay veterans, B-Stock completes more than 150,000 transactions per year, selling 70 million items annually. The amount of inventory that is returned or unsold each year is growing rapidly. In 2018, the value of this merchandise was estimated at $500 billion. Much of it ends up being liquidated for pennies on the dollar; some of it is even destroyed or landfilled. We believe there is tremendous value in and demand for this inventory – no matter the category, condition or location. The B-Stock platform gives buyers a simple and direct way to buy valuable products, and offers sellers a trusted replacement for traditional liquidation and a critical boost in operational efficiency.