Thought Leadership Thursday (#TLT): Resuming Business in Europe After COVID-19

As different countries across Europe have started reopening their borders, there is the need to adopt to new norms in order for business to continue. In this edition of Thought Leadership Thursday, we sit down with Giorgio Vitale, Head of…

Jun 11 2020 · 7 min read

Thought Leadership Thursday (#TLT): The Effect of External Events on Mobile Supply Chain

Whether a tariff, a health epidemic, or a new device launch—when a large or outside event occurs—there is often an impact on the mobile supply chain and a trickle-down effect for smaller wireless and prepaid retailers. In this edition of…

Mar 26 2020 · 5 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

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

iPhone 11 Hits Secondary Market

As new models like the iPhone 11 launch, trade-in rates of older phones rise; a majority of these devices are then pushed to secondary sales channels. On the heels of the iPhone 11 release, the data generated across B-Stock’s B2B…

Jan 09 2020 · 2 min read

iPhone & Samsung Secondary Market Pricing & Trade-In Data

At B-Stock, we eat, sleep, and breathe the secondary mobile market. As trade-in rates rise and more companies push devices to secondary sales channels  – including B-Stock’s B2B marketplace – the data generated is extremely interesting. We recently released our…

Sep 19 2019 · 3 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

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