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Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of the reselling business. Learn tips and tricks for managing logistics, from storing to packing to shipping.

5 Ways to Save Time When Sorting Inventory

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New to sourcing wholesale cases or pallets? While buying in bulk can be cost-effective, knowing how to efficiently sort inventory is also a huge money-saving asset. If organizing hundreds of items sounds intimidating, never fear! Check out these 5 essential steps to create a smart and speedy inventory sorting process. 1. Prepare Your Space Before receiving inventory, be sure that you’ve properly cleared a space to process, sort, and store the products. Open, covered spaces (like garages) are ideal as […]

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

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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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Delabeling Items for Resale: What You Need to Know

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Ever come across a shirt with the inside label crossed out? Or see an item with the UPC blacked over? Delabeling, also referred to as defacing, is a process that some retailers require when selling their goods on the secondary market. For resellers, this merchandise can present a fantastic return on investment, as it’s often from well-known or high-end brands. However, it’s important to understand retailers’ policies when sourcing this type of inventory. Here are a few things to know […]

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Five Common Assumptions About Shipping on eBay

Five Common Assumptions about Shipping on eBay

Updated March 13, 2020 For newer sellers, shipping on eBay can seem a bit intimidating. So, we reached out to the experts on eBay’s shipping team to find out what’s troubling those who are new to the game. What did we find out? Five of the most common assumptions are easily rectified with a little more information. So, we’re here to clear up confusion and bust the following myths: 1. It’s hard to calculate shipping costs. It’s hard if you’re not […]

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5 Reselling Tools to Save Your Business Time and Money

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In the world of reselling, balancing saving time and making money is key. Priorities change, customer needs vary, and it can be difficult to figure out the perfect equation to save time while maximizing profit. Fortunately, there are reselling tools designed to help busy business owners to do just that. From online selling software to old school favorites, here are a few items to invest in now to improve your operations:  UPC Barcode Scanner If it’s early in your reselling […]

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Five Tips to Boost Slow-Moving Listings

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It’s happened to almost every seller- there’s one piece of inventory you just can’t seem to move. You list it, you list a second time, but it still comes back unsold. There are a bunch of different culprits for why this could be happening, such as: Too much competition for that type of product Item is priced too high Not enough information to entice buyers, such as weak descriptions or too few photos Customers can’t find your listing So, what […]

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How Your Family Can Help Your Reselling Business

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Need help unboxing and organizing inventory? How about a family activity for weekends and holiday breaks? Consider making reselling a family affair! From children to parents to spouses, there’s a part of the process that everyone can help with. If your family is ready to get involved, but aren’t sure where to start, here are a few easy ways to get them in on the fun.   Sourcing Inventory Whether you’ve found your niche or are testing out different categories […]

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How to Manage Your Reselling Business on Vacation

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Summer is fast approaching, which means vacation season is almost here! But, is the thought of leaving your online store unmanned ruining potential plans? Well, it shouldn’t! Read along to learn some easy ways to manage your reselling business while still enjoying fun in the sun. 1. Take Advantage of Vacation Mode Both eBay and Amazon make it easy for sellers to notify their customers about vacation dates. On eBay, turn on Vacation Mode by navigating to the Change Settings […]

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How and Why To Submit A Resale Certificate to BULQ

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Did you know? If you don’t have a resale certificate on file with BULQ, you may be required to pay sales tax on future BULQ transactions. That potential burden for you business can add up! How to Submit Your Resale Certificate In order to be exempt from sales tax moving forward, simply email your valid resale certificate to our Customer Care Team at help@bulq.com. Both electronic copies and photos/images of paper copies are accepted. Please allow one business day for […]

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The Online Seller’s Guide to Resale Certificates

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In this post, hear from our guest author, Jennifer Clark, Content Marketing Manager at TaxJar, as she explains what resellers need to know about resale certificates. As an online seller, you have to source your products from somewhere. And unless you create your products fully formed from materials you already have on hand, chances are you either buy products for resale, or component parts of products to resell.   As a retailer, you can avoid paying sales tax on items […]

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