Online apparel is booming. What does that mean for returns?

Billions of dollars of apparel sales are moving from brick and mortar to online: the big shift – according to Internet Retailer – occurred last year when web sales of apparel grew 20.4% versus 1% for physical stores. In one…

Jul 25 2016 · 2 min read

Reevaluate Your Liquidation Plan To Achieve Higher Recovery

By getting smart about the secondary market and looking beyond traditional liquidation methods for customer returns and other excess inventory – like selling offline to one or two buyers – you can create a sophisticated, scalable solution that optimizes your…

Dec 03 2015 · 2 min read

Recouping Value for Returned Consumer Electronics

Consumer electronics boast one of the highest return rates of any product category. Relaxed return policies, the increase in online purchases, and buyer’s remorse are among the reasons that up to 20 percent of CE items are returned. Buyer frustration…

Oct 23 2015 · 2 min read

Send It Back: More Online Spending Means More Returns

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a major retailer that doesn’t offer an online platform or store to purchase items from, and for good reason: now more than ever consumers are heading online to make purchases. In fact,…

Jul 30 2015 · 2 min read

Building a Scalable Liquidation Solution

Relaxed return policies drive customer loyalty but can wreak havoc on reverse logistics. Given the amount of merchandise returned each year is steadily growing (in 2014 it was up 6%), reducing internal costs in the handling of this returned merchandise…

Jul 07 2015 · 2 min read

New customer returns liquidation marketplace

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our newest liquidation marketplace.  Essex Bargain Hunt is now liquidating customer retail returns via essexb2b.com. The marketplace offers small, pallet lots that are specifically assembled for eBay sellers all the way…

Oct 19 2012 · 1 min read

Future of Excess Inventory Liquidation and Reverse Logistics Industry

Adrian Gonzales over at Logistics Viewpoint just posted the mid-year update to his 2009 Logistics Predictions this week.  His predictions have so far been on the mark and we still agree with them now, just like we did back when…

Jul 17 2009 · 2 min read