A View of Global Dynamics in Mobile Returns

This article examines the global dynamics of the mobile secondary market and how returns are helping shape the industry from the U.S. to China. The topic was recently discussed at the Reverse Logistics Association Conference & Expo 2019. Quick Facts:…

Mar 14 2019 · 4 min read

Universal Condition Codes for the Mobile Secondary Market

The CTIA published a set of universal codes to help define condition grades for mobile devices bought and sold in the retail secondary market. Michelle James, VP Strategic Industry Programs for the CTIA, spoke at the Reverse Logistics Association Conference…

Mar 08 2019 · 3 min read

Equity Investments in the Secondary Market

In 2018 there were a record number of venture capital and private equity deals in the supply chain industry. B-Stock was one of these deals: in June 2018, B-Stock announced a $65 million investment from Spectrum Equity, a leading growth-oriented…

Feb 28 2019 · 3 min read

Intentional Apparel Returns and E-commerce

This article takes a look at best practices for apparel retailers and manufacturers that are experiencing both an increase in e-commerce sales and intentional returns. It’s important for retailers to understand the implications of: lax return policies and how that…

Feb 26 2019 · 5 min read

Consumer Returns Best Practices

By 2027, the value of consumer returns will near $1 trillion. Current trends show that the majority of these returns will stem from e-commerce; which currently has a 30% return rate. Online returns are caused in part by lax return…

Feb 21 2019 · 4 min read

Technology Trends & Implications for Retailers

A main theme throughout the Reverse Logistics Association 2019 conference was centered around technology and how it fits in with retail and manufacturers. By now, most people know that 5G technology is right around the corner with promises of faster…

Feb 18 2019 · 5 min read

Industry Insights from RLA Conference & Expo

The new-and-improved Reverse Logistics Association ‘2.0’ Conference and Expo took place last week and B-Stock had the opportunity to meet with retailers, manufacturers, vendors, and other service providers. In addition to networking, there were a multitude of industry experts who…

Feb 11 2019 · 2 min read

B-Stock Hosts Panel at Reverse Logistics Association Conference & Expo 2019

B-Stock kicks off trade show season with the 16th annual RLA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from February 5-7, 2019. The show is focused on reverse logistics and the circular economy (something we’re proud to support with our web-based…

Jan 28 2019 · 2 min read