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What to Source for Spring Selling 2019

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It’s that time of year again! ‘Tis the season to turn back the clocks and leap forward into a fresh start. For many, the coming of spring brings up thoughts of exciting things to come: spring break, baseball’s spring training, warmer weather and, of course, spring cleaning. In the reselling world, however, spring also means it’s time to start gearing up for some of the year’s hottest retail moments. From sports memorabilia, to cleaning supplies and even bathing suits, buyers […]

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5 Reselling Conferences and Trade Shows to Attend in 2019

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Pack your bags – it’s time to set your 2019 seller trade show and conference schedule! If you’ve never attended a seller-focused conference or trade show before, you’re neglecting a sneaky-good opportunity to learn about and grow your reselling business. While there are many benefits of taking part in these events, resellers primarily attend to 1) explore new inventory sources and 2) add value to their app-based selling channels (like eBay, Amazon, and Poshmark), and 3) network. Conferences and trade […]

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BULQ Reseller Stories: Aaron Ketterer, Utah Auctionology

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Aaron Ketterer is a part-time reseller who has been selling musical instruments, sporting goods, and dozens of other categories on eBay for 4 years. He’s been a BULQ customer since 2017. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into this business? I got into reselling through a friend. He was going to auctions and I joined him once and kept going from there. I started off buying musical instruments, because that’s something I know well from […]

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What to Source Now for Summer Selling

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Weddings. Pool parties. BBQs. Yard work. Ah, the joys (and chores) of summer. If that list sounds familiar, it’s because soon those summer events will be driving a lot of demand on eBay. Buyers will be searching for centerpieces, inflatables, BBQ tongs and chainsaws. Yes, chainsaws. And whole lot more. I sat down with eBay’s U.S.-based merchandising managers (the folks that predict demand, secure product from sellers and market the merchandise on eBay) to get the inside scoop on what’s […]

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ASD March 2018 Recap

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Day 1: March 11, 2018 The first day of the March 2018 ASD Trade Show opened today and was in full swing. Here are the Day 1 highlights from ASD if you missed your chance to attend this year’s spring show: Amazon 101 with Travis Ross As one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Reseller Conference, Travis Ross is a well-respected Amazon selling coach as he helps new sellers grow and scale their e-commerce business. Today at ASD Travis […]

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Going to OFFPRICE Show? Meet Us There at Booth 2039!

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It’s the retail event of the year you don’t want to miss. With more than 1,000 exhibitor booths, OFFPRICE Show is your source for new apparel and accessories at low prices. The BULQ team is thrilled to attend this year’s winter show as a first time exhibitor! At BULQ, we partner with top U.S. retailers to provide buyers with the apparel brands they know and love at up to 90% off retail prices. If you’re planning to attend the show […]

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2017 Holiday Reselling Insights to Help You Sell Better [Infographic]

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What are shoppers planning to buy for the holidays? What motivates them to convert? Check out our holiday reselling infographic for the answers to these questions and more. And for even more advice on making 2017 your best holiday season yet, download our Online Holiday Selling Guide! Having trouble reading holiday reselling infographic? Here’s the data you need to know: Insights to help you prepare for the season of reselling How Consumers Are Shopping 75% of holiday shoppers say they […]

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BULQ’s 2017 Online Holiday Selling Guide Is Here!

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If you’re a reseller, you hustle for every dollar you make. That’s just what the business demands. Going into the fourth quarter, which includes the big holiday shopping season, those dollars can really add up to make up a substantial portion of your yearly revenue. That means that for sellers, the holiday season — besides being the time for giving, family, and fun — is the season of moving inventory and making profits. You don’t want to miss out on […]

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How to Maximize Your Back to School Sales

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Sure, it’s the middle of summer and the kids are out of school. But, it’s never too early to start thinking about your Back to School selling strategy! Like the Holiday retail moment, Back to School starts earlier and earlier each year. And, just like Holiday, Back to School represents a huge selling opportunity – $75 billion in 2016. We also see specific buying behaviors around Back to School (BTS) in two distinct phases, similar to the phases we identified […]

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10 Tips for Selling on eBay from eBay Experts

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There is a lot of useful information out there about selling on eBay, but it can be hard to sift through. Instead of just doing online research and reading, why not listen to a podcast? eBay Radio, hosted by Jim “Griff” Griffith and Lee Mirabal, is the “heartbeat of the selling community.” If you aren’t already an avid listener, you’re missing out on an informative resource. We had the opportunity to call in during the November 22, 2016 episode of […]

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