Intentional Apparel Returns and E-commerce

This article takes a look at best practices for apparel retailers and manufacturers that are experiencing both an increase in e-commerce sales and intentional returns. It’s important for retailers to understand the implications of: lax return policies and how that…

Feb 26 2019 · 5 min read

2018: $369 Billion in Returned Merchandise

Quick Facts: $369 billion – overall value of 2018 returned merchandise in the United States $18 to $24 billion of those were fraudulent returns Designer clothes and handbags along with denim pants are among the top targets of fraudulent returns…

Feb 04 2019 · 2 min read

2019 Fashion & Apparel Industry Report

Quick Facts: Double-digit sales growth expected over the next decade for the fashion and apparel industry Worldwide fashion and apparel ecommerce will increase at a compound annual rate of 10.6% from $408 billion in 2017 to more than $706 billion…

Jan 30 2019 · 4 min read

2019 Retail Apparel Trends & Projections

As the retail apparel industry looks to the new year, early indicators show signs of slow growth rates. A recent report by the McKinsey Global Fashion Index forecasts growth of only 3.5 to 4.5 percent for 2019, slightly below 2018…

Jan 02 2019 · 4 min read

Serial Returners Could Mean Good Business for Retailers

It’s a definite trend: consumers taking advantage the lax return policies many retailers have put in place to remain competitive. The apparel industry has been one of the hardest hit in terms of returns: a recent study by Fit3D found…

Dec 13 2018 · 3 min read

B-Stock’s Newest Marketplace: Walgreens Liquidation Auctions

B-Stock is pleased to partner with Walgreens to launch Walgreens Liquidation Auctions. This B2B marketplace will give qualified business buyers direct access to bulk quantities of customer-returned and overstock merchandise from Walgreens including: Apparel, Footwear, Cosmetics, Personal Care Items, Home…

Dec 10 2018 · 1 min read

5 Ways Apparel Retailers Can Improve The Online Returns Experience

Quick Facts: U.S. apparel market (overall) was valued at $315 billion in 2017 2016 U.S. apparel return rates were at 28% The 2018 Holiday Season kicks off November 1 and apparel retailers are stocked up and ready to sell. With…

Oct 29 2018 · 3 min read

Our Newest Marketplace: Amazon Liquidation Auctions

B-Stock is pleased to partner with Amazon to launch Amazon Liquidation Auctions. This B2B marketplace will give qualified business buyers direct access to bulk quantities of overstock merchandise including mixed lots of home goods, apparel, books, consumer electronics, groceries and…

Oct 25 2018 · 1 min read

Europe’s Elite Retail Leaders

The IREU recently released a report on Europe’s leading retailers and what they are doing to be considered among the Elite. To earn Elite status, retailers must perform at an exceptional level across all dimensions, including: footprint; strategy & innovation;…

Oct 24 2018 · 3 min read

The Hot 100 Retailers

The STORES Hot 100 Retailers list was recently published; this annual list ranks the nation’s fastest-growing retail companies by year-over-year domestic sales growth. The top nine out of 10 all represent different retail segments (an indicator that growth is due…

Sep 28 2018 · 3 min read