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

Consumers Want Tech this Holiday Season

A recent Consumer Technology Association (CTA) report states that U.S.consumers are projected to spend a record-setting $96.1 billion on technology products this holiday season. In its 25th Annual Consumer Technology Holiday Purchase Patterns Study, CTA reports that 164 million U.S. adults…

Nov 19 2018 · 3 min read

The Future of EU Retail

Shopping is increasingly happening online, and for an industry like retail – worth £366 billion last year in the UK – the implications are big. Recently, Wired took a look at the future of retail and what that means for…

Nov 14 2018 · 3 min read

It’s November 1—Welcome to Holiday Shopping Season!

November 1 marks the start of the official Holiday Shopping Season (it also marks Sweet Potato Awareness Month and who doesn’t love sweet potato french fries, or sweet potato casserole, or roasted sweet potatoes, or… when is Thanksgiving again?). But…

Nov 01 2018 · 2 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

Five Trends Every Retailer Should Know about the Holidays

Retailers are gearing up for another record year of holiday sales. This post provides a quick look at the stats behind the Where, What, and Why of projected consumer spending habits for the 2018 Holiday Retail Season. (source: RetailMeNot’s 2018…

Oct 19 2018 · 2 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

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

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