Monday Stat: What Consumers Want Before They Buy

Some consumers are dependably loyal, while others need a little convincing. According to Brightpearl, one-fourth of retailers could implement try-before-you-buy options in their stores by 2019. The report found that even if retailers have no return policy or program, consumers have…

Sep 19 2018 · 1 min read

EU Spotlight: Meet Giorgio and Jess, our Newest Team Members

For this month’s Team Spotlight we’re heading across the pond! B-Stock is happy to announce the addition of two new EU team members—Giorgio Vitale and Jess Morris! Our Director, EMEA Ben Whitaker compares the growing EU team to how B-Stock…

Sep 12 2018 · 3 min read

Retailers must prepare for the increasing consumer demand of try-before-you-buy programs

There is no doubt that today’s consumers are increasingly demanding and fickle to boot. They’re not altogether loyal. Now, they want to try on products in the comfort of their home and easily ship back what they don’t want. You’d…

Sep 11 2018 · 1 min read

U.S. Consumers Prefer Used Sports & Rec Equipment

As recently reported in STORES, one of the fastest growing retailers in the U.S. in 2017 was Bass Pro Shops (earned $7.8 billion in 2017 with the acquisition of Cabela’s). People are creating their own ‘experiences’ to go fishing, camping,…

Sep 10 2018 · 2 min read

iPhone X trade-in value at record 68% of new price a week before new iPhones revealed

Liquidation specialist B-Stock reported back in July that the average resale value of an iPhone X was 85% of the full retail price, a record for any iPhone at that point in the sales cycle. A tech trade-in site says that today’s…

Sep 06 2018 · 1 min read

B-Stock at Mobile World Congress Americas – Los Angeles, CA – Sept 11 – 14, 2018

The show formerly known as CTIA – now rebranded as Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA) – is heading to Los Angeles from September 11 – 14. The show connects professionals across the mobile landscape and features the technology, people and…

Sep 04 2018 · 2 min read

Social Commerce Retail is Here

First came e-commerce, followed by m-commerce, and now social commerce (aka s-commerce) has hit the scene…big time. Retailers of all sizes as well as resellers are figuring out how to increase sales by selling directly through social media to consumers;…

Aug 29 2018 · 2 min read

B-Stock’s Apparel Expertise

B-Stock operates the world’s largest B2B marketplace for returned and excess apparel, shoes, and accessories. Our platform connects major retailers and brands directly to vetted secondary market apparel buyers around the globe. Our apparel account management team is made up…

Aug 21 2018 · 2 min read

How off-price retail fits in the secondary market

In the world of off-price retail—where major retailers sell excess inventory at bargain prices—sales are on pace to reach $18 billion to $19 billion by 2021, according to JPMorgan analysts. Historically, most of this inventory was sold through so-called ‘bargain…

Aug 13 2018 · 2 min read

It’s not too early to prepare for holiday returns

While most of us are still planning final summer vacations and enjoying the next couple of weeks before herding the kids off to school, there are retail industry professionals hard at work preparing for the inevitable onslaught of Holiday Returns…

Aug 09 2018 · 2 min read