Apparel Retailers Embrace Circular Economy

Apparel Retailers Embrace Circular Economy The fashion market is changing and shoppers are embracing the circular economy model. Secondhand, returned, overstocked, or otherwise unsold clothes can be quite fashionable and the success of online operations like ThredUp, Shopify, and other…

Apr 08 2022 · 6 min read

GameStop Increases Buyer Base and Sales Cycle for Trade-in Mobile Phones

The Challenge: GameStop was selling large volumes of previously traded-in mobile phones via negotiated prices to a small group of buyers. As its mobile trade-in business grew, it became clear a more scalable solution was needed. The Solution: To achieve…

Mar 24 2022 · 1 min read

Fortune 500 Retailer Triples Recovery Rate on General Merchandise

The Challenge: A Fortune 500 retailer had been working with B-Stock to sell its returned and excess inventory via a private B2B liquidation marketplace. As pricing and buyer engagement on these mixed lots leveled out, it was clear a new…

Mar 24 2022 · 1 min read

How An Online B2B Marketplace Solution Helps Curb Fashion Supply Chain Waste

Over the last decades, our capacity to produce and deliver apparel to consumers has rapidly increased. Unfortunately, so too has the amount of waste in the fashion supply chain. As consumers come around to environmental concerns, major retailers must follow…

Mar 10 2022 · 7 min read

How Fast Fashion Impacts the Secondary Retail Market

In the world of fashion and apparel, retailers need to keep the inventory moving. Trends aren’t necessarily annual anymore—or even seasonal. Changes in fashion can now happen weekly, with fast fashion retailers receiving new shipments of clothes every week. Luckily…

Feb 24 2022 · 6 min read

Q2 2020 Mobile Digest: Industry Insights

Every quarter, we compile data from across our B2B Mobile marketplaces to create an overview of secondary market industry insights, including pricing data for devices across model, carrier, condition, and SKU. We’ve compiled the data across our Mobile marketplaces from April-June,…

Jul 29 2020 · 1 min read

Excess Inventory is Hurting Apparel Brands

Over the past several months, we’ve covered the state of excess inventory in apparel retail through the pandemic, and it’s looked bleak. As apparel retailers emerge from a pandemic slumber, they’re facing a harsh reality: Their investments of hundreds of…

Jul 21 2020 · 3 min read

The Rise of Grocery E-commerce and Returns

Grocery e-Commerce as a temporary change… As a global pandemic and quarantine swept the world, consumers fled to grocery stores to stock up on essentials. Then ensued the shortage of items like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and purchases of…

Jun 30 2020 · 3 min read

COVID and Conservation Efforts. Are They Tied?

As 2020 kicked off, different brands and retailers were focusing on conservation efforts and gearing initiatives toward a more sustainable future. But as COVID-19 hit, some of those plans were forced to take a backseat to the more immediate needs…

Jun 23 2020 · 3 min read

Warehouse Woes: When Excess Inventory Needs Out

Surplus. Excess inventory. Where does it go and what are the costs? Depending on how efficient your reverse supply chain is, having excess inventory can be detrimental to your profitability and take time away from core business activities. When it…

Jun 16 2020 · 3 min read

Thought Leadership Thursday (#TLT): Resuming Business in Europe After COVID-19

As different countries across Europe have started reopening their borders, there is the need to adopt to new norms in order for business to continue. In this edition of Thought Leadership Thursday, we sit down with Giorgio Vitale, Head of…

Jun 11 2020 · 7 min read

Extensions, Restrictions, and Yes, Quarantines: Dealing with Returns Post Pandemic

We’ve been covering the state of the retail market in the midst of the pandemic, which forced stores around the world to shutter. With backlogs of orders and—for a time—only essential goods moving, a never-before-seen surplus of inventory emerged, preventing…

Jun 09 2020 · 3 min read