Congrats to our 2020 “Pro to Know” – Dave Whitlock!

We’re pleased to announce that Dave Whitlock from our Mobile Team has been named a 2020 “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives that are leading initiatives and…

Mar 17 2020 · 2 min read

Employee Spotlight: Emel Meteoglu – Vice President of Product

This edition of Employee Spotlight, we’re featuring Emel Meteoglu, B-Stock’s new Vice President of Product. With an extensive career in product management and UX, Emel brings ample experience to her role at B-Stock, but what drives her is something beyond…

Feb 25 2020 · 6 min read

B-Stock Announces Three New Executive Hires to Drive Strategic Growth

Introducing New Vice Presidents of Engineering, Product, and Marketing Belmont, CA – February 5, 2020 – B-Stock, the world’s largest business-to-business marketplace for returned, excess, and other liquidation merchandise, today announced the addition of three executives to its leadership team.…

Feb 05 2020 · 4 min read

Live Video Chat: Consumer Electronics Secondary Market Insights

Around 20% of consumer electronics purchases are returned: the biggest drivers include customer dissatisfaction and frustration with the product. Given constant technology upgrades and open boxes or torn packaging, many of the items cannot be resold as new, at full…

Sep 05 2019 · 1 min read

As You Gear Up for Holiday 2019 Don’t Forget About Gift Returns

Believe it or not, the 2019 Holiday season is coming up fast with only a couple months before consumers start opening their wallets in search of the perfect gifts (officially, the holiday shopping period starts November 1 and in some…

Aug 29 2019 · 3 min read

Mobile Secondary Market: Q2 2019 Insights

Each quarter we compile data from across our Mobile Marketplaces to create an overview of secondary market industry insights, including pricing data for devices across model, carrier, condition, color and SKU. The world’s largest wireless manufacturers, carriers, and trade-in companies…

Aug 27 2019 · 1 min read

Why the Trade Wars May Lead to Excess Inventory (and what to do about it)

The ongoing trade war with China and the threat of increased tariffs coming down the pike has many retailers buying increased amounts of inventory now to avoid higher pricing later. While at first blush this sounds like a good strategy—buy…

Jul 23 2019 · 3 min read

CTIA 2019 Survey Shows Explosive Mobile Growth

Quick Facts: 82% growth in mobile data from 2017 to 2018 Mobile data traffic grew from 12.89 trillion MBs to a total of 28.58 trillion 9.6% increase in time talking on mobile phones from 2017 15.8% increase in text messaging…

Jul 08 2019 · 4 min read

Digital Flipbook: Five Ways To Offset Loss For Excess Inventory + Protect Your Brand

When it comes to excess merchandise challenges – due to store closures or high rates of shelf pulls, overstocks, and customer returns – every retailer and manufacturer should have a secondary market solution. The best ones allow for a fast…

Jun 25 2019 · 1 min read

Nine of the Top 10 Retailers Liquidate with B-Stock. Here’s Why.

With online sales rapidly increasing year over year, so are returns: around 30% of all online sales are sent back. This combined with excess inventory woes—faced by many of today’s brick and mortar retailers—is creating a backlog of inventory piling…

Jun 24 2019 · 4 min read