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6 Stay at Home Job Ideas

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Looking for an extra source of income? A quick search can turn up hundreds of options promising to make money fast. However, what about side hustles for those who’d like to work from the comfort of home? No matter where you live, the internet has created a variety of stay at home jobs for people of all ages and skill sets. You just need to know where to find them. From making a few bucks to creating a new career, […]

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Reselling Tips from the BULQ Community

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In times like these, making sure life goes “according to plan” can be a bit of a challenge. Things are changing at a moment’s notice, which may leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed. Fortunately, a little advice can go a long way.  We asked BULQ’s Instagram community to share their top reselling tips for making the most of the situation around COVID-19. Check out a few of their inspiring words.  “How can resellers make the most of this situation?” My […]

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Marketing Strategies to Boost Business During COVID-19

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

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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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3 Low (or No) Cost Ways to Source Inventory at Home

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With COVID-19 keeping everyone at home, sourcing inventory for online reselling might be a little trickier. Brick-and-mortar retailers, flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores are all shutting their doors, making those awesome finds harder to come by. And with 82% of resellers reporting slower sales since the outbreak, you might be working with a limited budget, too.  But, did you know there are ways to source high-quality reselling inventory without leaving home? These methods can save both time and […]

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Sourcing for Spring 2020

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Spring has almost sprung! Time to turn the clocks forward, put away the sweaters and, for resellers, put that spring sourcing plan into action.  From sports memorabilia, to cleaning supplies, and even bathing suits, spring shoppers will be looking for seasonal items before you know it. That means it’s up to you to source these products and meet buyers’ demands before the season hits.  So, how can you figure out which products your customers will be searching for? That’s where […]

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4 Reselling Conferences and Trade Shows to Attend in 2020

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Pack your bags – it’s time to set your 2020 trade show and conference schedule! If you’ve never attended a conference or trade show before, you’re missing a great opportunity to grow your reselling business. Resellers attend these events to 1) explore new inventory sources and 2) add value to their selling channels (like Amazon, and Poshmark), and 3) network. Conferences and trade shows are full of great opportunities to meet with suppliers and other resellers for the chance to […]

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ecomChicago 2019 – What We Learned

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Unable to make it to this year’s ecomChicago reselling conference? Never fear! Courtney headed out to the Windy City for two days of talks with some of reselling’s biggest players. Read on to see what she learned for some of her favorite speakers. Start Small, Scale Big Ryan Grant – What I’ve Learned Scaling My Business to Six Figures After working a traditional corporate job, Ryan Grant decided he’d had enough and dove headfirst into reselling. He took the part-time […]

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[FREE EBOOK] BULQ’s 2019 Holiday Reselling Guide

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The holiday season is just around the corner! Is your business ready for the most wonderful time of the year? Holiday shopping is starting earlier than ever, with 21% of Americans browsing for gifts before November. With that in mind, it’s important to plan ahead so you’re ready to tackle the seasonal surge. That’s why we created our 2019 Holiday Reselling Guide– a step by step eBook that walks you through every part of the holiday planning process. Start the […]

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eBay Open 2019 – Our Top Takeaways

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Last week, members of the BULQ team attended eBay Open 2019 to meet with resellers and see what the future of eBay has in store. Whether we saw you at the BULQ booth (thanks for coming by!) or you were unable to make the event, read on for highlights from the year’s biggest “sellerbration.” BIG Announcements As usual, this year’s main general session was chock full of platform updates and other seller surprises. Here are a few highlights: Managed Delivery […]

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