Excess Inventory in the Aftermath of COVID-19

In the apparel world, Spring merchandise is typically purchased in the Fall. As we move through Spring and shelter-at-home orders remain in place, retailers are now faced with a dilemma: in the midst of COVID-19, there’s an unprecedented amount of…

Mar 31 2020 · 3 min read

Linear No More: A Change in the Supply Chain

In the traditional linear structure of supply chain, products follow a simple path: from manufacturer, to consumer, to end of life. But as trends evolve, the current state of retail is changing that path. Purchases are morphing into subscriptions (think:…

Mar 19 2020 · 3 min read

Introducing our Newest Marketplace: Reckitt Benckiser

B-Stock is pleased to announce today the launch of RB Health Liquidation Auctions– the official – and combined – liquidation channel of well-known Health, Vitamin, and Personal Care brands including Durex, Airborne, Mucinex, Clearasil, K-Y, and more. This B2B marketplace…

Mar 18 2020 · 2 min read

Thought Leadership Thursday (#TLT): Recommerce to Drive a More Sustainable Apparel Industry

As fast fashion continues to go out of style and retailers remain under the microscope for ethical and sustainable business practices, the apparel industry will need to shift its approach regarding returned and secondhand clothing. If a recommerce solution is…

Mar 12 2020 · 4 min read

Webinar: The Power of the Network Effect and Pricing in the Secondary Market

In an online marketplace environment, the “Network Effect” is what happens when you build a successful relationship between buyers and sellers around a common product or category.  Join us for a webinar next Thursday, March 19 at 3pm EST as…

Mar 10 2020 · 1 min read

Retail Doom, or a Chance to Bloom?

Over the past decade, retail has seen a significant shift. With the emergence and hyper growth of ecommerce, brick-and-mortar has struggled—and traditional retailers are being forced to regroup in order to recapture gains and prevent further loss.  Labeled an agent…

Feb 18 2020 · 2 min read

Thought Leadership Thursday (#TLT): A Second Wind for Products

When you’re dealing with a retail landscape as competitive—and fickle—as the one today, a variety of things occur. As malls and department stores close, off-price retailers like ROSS and T.J. Maxx are reaping the benefits of selling merchandise from cancelled…

Feb 13 2020 · 3 min read

One Click and a Global Trip: Reverse Logistics in Cross-Border Ecommerce

Cross-border e-commerce makes up 20% of online shopping and is growing at double the rate of domestic buying with Brazil, Australia, and Canada leading the charge for out-of-country purchases. Having a global reach can present substantial opportunity for online retailers,…

Jan 23 2020 · 3 min read

We’ve all Heard of Ecommerce. But What is Re-commerce?

Today’s generations of consumers—particularly Millennials and Gen Zers—are purchasing used “trendy” items and finding value in giving them a second life. Gone are the days in which we purchased clothes, wore them a few times, left them in our closets,…

Jan 21 2020 · 3 min read

In 2020, Retailers Need to Run Lean and Mean

Last year, retail store closures surpassed the 9,000 mark—surpassing 2018 by nearly 60%. The fact is that retailers ARE opening new locations, but the closings are outpacing openings at a rate of 2 to 1, and the industry will continue…

Jan 14 2020 · 3 min read