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Knowledge of trends is instrumental in getting your business to where it needs to be. Get news and insights related to the reselling, wholesale, and liquidation industries.

Spring 2021 Reselling Trends: What To Source Now

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Spring has almost sprung! Time for resellers to turn the clocks forward, tuck away the sweaters, and pay attention to spring 2021 reselling trends. Though COVID-19 is stopping some of our typical spring plans, that doesn’t mean style trends and fashion statements will be put on pause. Spring shoppers will be here before you know it, searching for seasonal apparel, home decor, and even sports and outdoor items for much-needed fun. That means it’s up to you to source these […]

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How to Source and Resell Customer Returns

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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

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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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Holiday Reselling Prep: Your December To-Do List

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Your business may be ready for the Cyber 5, but what about holiday reselling in December? Whether you sell online or in-person, BULQ is here to help. Check out our FREE holiday cheat sheet for to-do’s, key dates, and other reminders during the month of December. Click to get your printable copy by clicking below. Need an end-of-year holiday reselling refresher? Check out BULQ’s 2o2o Holiday Reselling Guide for everything you need to know to attract holiday shoppers and end […]

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How to Start Reselling on a Budget

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If you’ve thought about getting into reselling, you’ve probably considered the many perks of running your own business. Flexibility, growth opportunities, and the ability to be your own boss are just a few benefits being an online seller can offer. However, there’s often one major obstacle that holds potential resellers back – having the money to fund their business and not knowing how to start a reselling business on a budget.  Fortunately, working with a limited cash flow doesn’t mean […]

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Holiday Reselling Prep: Your November To-Do List

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The “Cyber Five” are just around the corner. Is your reselling business to sell online during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond? Whether you sell online or in-person, BULQ is here to help. Check out our FREE holiday cheat sheet for to-do’s, key dates, and other reminders during the month of November. Click to get your printable copy now. Learning how to sell online during Black Friday doesn’t stop here! Check out BULQ’s 2o2o Holiday Reselling Guide for everything you […]

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4 Holiday Marketing Strategies to Boost Online Store Sales

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When it comes to making big holiday profits, 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 holiday marketing strategies 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 […]

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2020 Holiday Shopping Trends Resellers Need to Know

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This holiday season is already shaping up to be unlike any other. As COVID-19 continues to impact countries around the world, retailers are shifting their usual strategies to meet the needs of this new reality. For small business owners, adjusting to these holiday shopping trends is even more critical to supporting successful seasonal sales. To provide answers to this season’s uncertainty, we gathered insights from top retail and news publications to predict the most important 2020 holiday shopping trends. Check […]

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Holiday Reselling Prep: Your October To-Do List

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As a reseller, October is a critical month to plan your Q4 strategy and prepare for holiday shoppers. As the coronavirus continues to impact buying habits, consumers are predicted to be on the holiday gift hunt long before Black Friday. But, remembering all the details and deadlines can feel overwhelming, especially for sellers who are new to the game. Fortunately, BULQ is here to guide you. Whether you sell online or in-person, check out our FREE holiday cheat sheet for […]

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Fixer-Uppers: How to Repair Items for Resale

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No matter where resellers source their inventory, there’s always a risk of receiving damaged or less-than-new products. Sometimes, you may not be sure of the inventory’s condition, which makes for a riskier investment. Other times, the products could be impacted by poor handling or improper shipment. However, non-new or damaged items don’t have to mean a total loss! Check out these tips on how to repair items for resale so you can bring these products (and your profits) back to […]

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