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Marketing Strategies to Boost Business During COVID-19

When it comes to making the sale, having great inventory is just one piece of the puzzle. Especially in the current economy, customers are on the hunt for high-quality products at reasonable prices. It’s up to you to convince them your store has the best of both. That’s where marketing comes in. If done correctly, marketing can both expand your buyer base and entice your previous customers to make another purchase. Though some strategies require an investment, the increase in […]

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Sourcing Inventory for COVID-19: Top Items to Sell Right Now

If you’ve had to shift your inventory sourcing strategy in the past few weeks due to COVID-19, you’re not alone. Americans are watching what they spend, leading many to shy away from those “nice-to-have” purchases. However, with people still spending most time at home, what’s deemed “essential” for these customers can go beyond the usual necessities. So, what product categories are resellers sourcing in this unprecedented time of COVID-19? Sourcing Inventory to Meet the COVID-19 Demand We surveyed more than […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Reselling Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

As COVID-19 continues to impact everyday life, business owners are feeling the consequences. Each industry is experiencing unique challenges that threaten the livelihood of once-stable businesses.  Reselling is among them. With more Americans staying home and watching what they spend, the typical demand for certain products is shifting. And with COVID-19’s closure of retail stores, thrift shops, and flea markets, those who relied on in-person sourcing are turning to other options.  We surveyed more than 400 BULQ customers about their […]

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Selling Online During COVID-19: Business Tips from Reselling Experts

The situation around COVID-19 has flipped the business world upside down, and reselling has not been spared. Inventory sources are shutting down, sales are fluctuating, and safely shipping packages is harder than ever.  We recognize this uncertainty can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’re focused on not just providing reliable inventory, but supporting the reselling community with resources tailored to selling online during COVID-19. And who better to help us do that than reselling experts themselves? Last week, BULQ hosted its […]

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BULQ Panel: Coping with COVID-19

Join BULQ for its first ever virtual Zoom panel as we come together to share tips and support each other during this difficult time. Listen in as a panel of BULQ reselling experts, moderated by BULQ team members, answer questions about how to manage a business during this evolving situation. Reselling panelists* will include: Heather Hooks: Amazon FBA and eBay seller, owner of the store and YouTube channel Hooked On Pickin’  Chris Schatz: eBay seller, content creator behind the YouTube […]

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BULQ COVID-19 Warehouse and Operation Procedures

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact individuals, communities, and businesses around the world, BULQ is taking extra steps to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers.  At our warehouse locations, we are following all official guidance, including: Increased facility cleaning Providing more access to hand sanitizers Adjustments to our facility configuration to create appropriate distance between employees  All BULQ facilities will continue to operate at normal hours, unless otherwise noted. We’re also encouraging all of our […]

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How to Source and Resell Customer Returns

What happens when a customer returns an item to a retailer? In many cases, you get a new opportunity as a reseller. In the U.S. alone, nearly 5 billion items are returned each year. This has been escalated due to COVID-19, as more consumers rely on online rather than in-person shopping. With items available at the click of a button, many with free returns, it’s never been easier to make and return a purchase. In many cases, returned merchandise is […]

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How To Close Out The Holiday Reselling Season Strong

As we all know, this year has been unlike any other. Although COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the world globally, online retail has experienced a small silver lining.  But, getting your business in a healthy place before closing the books on 2020 is essential to tracking your yearly performance. So, how do you close out the Q4 holiday reselling season on a high note and start Q1 on the right foot? Check out these end of Q4 tips […]

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eBay and Optoro Announce Exclusive Partnership to Streamline Resale of Returned & Excess Inventory, Support eBay Seller Community

As ecommerce surges, the solution unlocks a new channel for unsold inventory by providing a streamlined resale experience for both retail brands & eBay sellers. SAN JOSE, CA, AND WASHINGTON, D.C – November 18, 2020 – eBay, the global ecommerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers, and Optoro, the leader in returns technology, today announced an exclusive recommerce solution. Together, they enable retailers to sell returned and excess inventory seamlessly on eBay, and in turn provide an influx of […]

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BULQ Reseller Spotlight: Jovani Cardenales

When it comes to reselling, BULQ buyer Jovani knows how to embrace the hustle. Based in New York, Jovani started selling items online as a side hustle in 2018. After two years of growing his business, he left his career in the hospitality industry to pursue reselling full-time in January 2020. Soon after, Jovani was faced with the impact of COVID-19, but managed to pivot his strategy to continue to increase sales. Today, Jovani sells primarily general merchandise on eBay […]

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