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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.

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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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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Ten 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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4 Reselling Blogs to Read for Industry Knowledge

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One of the best ways to excel in the reselling business is to learn from people who have already found success. Luckily for you, a lot of resellers write about their success and provide insight via blogs. If you’re reading this, we’re guessing you like to read blogs. Great start! But you might be wondering, where can I find these other reselling blogs? In our post about thought leaders, we discussed some influencers that are great resources for resellers. Some […]

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4 Apps for Resellers That Will Drive You to Selling Success

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Like many of your reseller peers, you’re busy. You need to be efficient and maximize the few hours you do have to grow as a reseller. Thankfully, there are an increasing number of apps for resellers that can help you make the most of your time. Here are 4 apps that are popular with Amazon and eBay resellers. Profit Bandit Profit Bandit has become a go-to app for Amazon sellers looking to make more money. Specifically, it’s a great tool […]

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3 Thought Leaders to Follow Now for Reselling Resources

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If you are new to the reselling industry, you might be unsure of where to turn for thought leadership. Some reselling resources can be influencers who provide the sourcing and selling information and tips you need to get your business to where it needs to be. But where can you find these people? Increasingly, you can find them online. They are active on social media, they have blogs, they host forums, and they might even offer reselling courses. They have […]

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3 eBay Seller Forums to Join for Useful Tips and Support

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Many resellers are one-man or one-woman shows, known more commonly in the business world as solopreneurs. They’re folks who are both the leadership and the labor of a small business—in the case of resellers, that’s sourcing, processing, selling and fulfilling products (often, but exclusively online). The work is challenging, but being self-reliant can be very rewarding. Still, being a solopreneur doesn’t mean you always have to go it alone. Particularly when selling on eBay, having eBay seller forums that act as […]

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5 Amazon Seller Forums on Facebook to Join Right Now

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Getting started in the reseller industry can be intimidating. There are a lot of things you have to learn, such as the best places to arbitrage, the most cost-effective shipping methods, and the specific rules on different selling platforms like Amazon and eBay. Additionally, as seasoned resellers will tell you, it’s a long road to finding a system that works for you. The industry is also competitive—it’s in a reseller’s best interest to keep the top arbitrage locations secret. Many […]

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