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Inventory sourcing can be a challenge. But that’s why BULQ is here to help! Maybe you’re just starting liquidation sourcing. Or you’re looking for return pallets to expand your business. You could also just want to learn more about sustainably sourcing returned and excess goods. No matter your reselling level, we’ve got it all, along with tips to help you succeed.

On BULQ, we have great inventory that your customers crave. To start, learn how, what, and when to source goods for your reselling business. If you have specific questions about inventory sourcing, please reach out directly to our Customer Care team. They can answer any questions you have about cases, pallets, shopping liquidation, returned inventory, and more.

What to Expect When Buying Return Pallets

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If you typically source cases from liquidation and wholesale companies like BULQ, ask yourself: is it time to take my inventory to the next level? If so, consider sourcing return pallets. Pallets are considerably larger than cases and do require more preparation and research, so we mapped out what to expect when buying return pallets. Pre-Purchase Preparation Buying liquidation return pallets is a cost-effective way to both grow your reselling business and source more customer returned and/or excess inventory than […]

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Summer Sourcing Trends 2021 | What to Source This Season

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When you were a kid, the countdown to summer was the best part of the year! Now as an adult and reseller, prepping for summer means sourcing the perfect products for your shop. Check out what’s sizzling this season and keep your customers stocked up with the top trending categories of summer 2021. Apparel & Accessories Lucky for us this summer, the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions will be lifted in time for outdoor fun. As everyone starts looking for “real” clothes […]

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Spring Reselling Tips, and More!

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🌸Spring has sprung, which means out with the old and in with the new!🌸 Resellers know that getting over the holiday rush is like a breath of fresh air. Now it’s time to tidy up your inventory space, revamp your seasonal approach, tackle that infamous stockpile, and get out that spring cleaning checklist so you can boost sales this season. If you’re not sure where to begin, these BULQ pro spring reselling tips will help motivate you to start this […]

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6 Hidden Sourcing Costs and How to Avoid Them

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Both first-time sellers and seasoned pros know sourcing is an important part a reselling business. However, it can be difficult to find a balance between how much to spend vs. potential profits. Especially for newer sellers, hidden inventory sourcing costs can put you in the red if you don’t know what to look for.  Fortunately, when it comes to avoiding these sneaky charges, a little know-how can go a long way. Check out these 6 hidden sourcing costs and how […]

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Summer Sourcing: Predictions on the Season’s Top Sellers

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It comes as little surprise when we say this summer will probably be a bit different than most. Usual activities like going to the beach, barbecues, and swimming at community pools are still under restrictions due to COVID-19, with no sign of loosening for many areas. For sellers, this change impacts not only summer plans, but also seasonal inventory sourcing strategies.  If your usual sourcing plan has you scratching your head – never fear! We asked BULQ’s YouTube community which […]

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Sourcing Inventory for COVID-19: Top Items to Sell Right Now

Sourcing inventory during COVID-19: Toys & Games

If you’ve had to shift your inventory sourcing strategy in the past few weeks due to COVID-19, you’re not alone. Americans are watching what they spend, leading many to shy away from those “nice-to-have” purchases. However, with people still spending most time at home, what’s deemed “essential” for these customers can go beyond the usual necessities. So, what product categories are resellers sourcing in this unprecedented time of COVID-19? Sourcing Inventory to Meet the COVID-19 Demand We surveyed more than […]

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The Importance of Price Per Item

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If you’ve ever looked at a BULQ Lot, you’ve probably noticed a few different details; the total price, category, maybe the number of items in the box. But, have you ever considered how a Lot’s price per item could potentially affect your bottom line?  Price per item is a breakout of the average cost you pay for each item in a Lot. This is calculated by dividing a Lot’s total price (how much you’re paying for it + shipping costs […]

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How to Read and Understand a BULQ Manifest

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Even if you’re new and just started reselling liquidation online, you may know a manifest is an important tool for deciding what to purchase. But, what exactly is a manifest? A manifest for a wholesale liquidation lot, whether it’s for a case, pallet, or less-than-truckload (LTL) lot, is a document that details all of the inventory you’ll receive. Every BULQ lot comes with a BULQ manifest, and we guarantee 98% accuracy. The BULQ manifest is your best friend as you make […]

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What Are Master Packs and How to Profit From Multiples

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Looking to flip brand-new apparel, toys, home goods, sourced directly from popular retailers? Want to save time on researching and merchandising tons of SKUs, so you can focus on optimizing other parts of your business? Then consider purchasing multiples of the same product with master packs. Master packs, also known as case packs or master cases, are multiples of single SKUs in bulk packaging. These highly sellable products — ranging from Apparel & Accessories and Toys & Baby, to General […]

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How and Why to Source Non-New Lots

Are You Limiting Your Profits by Only Sourcing Brand New Pallets?

Online selling beginners often make one limiting mistake. They’re only considering brand-new, sealed, in-box merchandise. And by doing that, they are missing out on opportunities for bigger profits and a bigger sourcing pipeline. BULQ sells liquidation goods by the case, pallet or multi-pallet bundle in the following conditions: Brand New, Like New, Uninspected Returns, Scratch & Dent, and Salvage. Here’s a closer look at these different kinds of wholesale lots, and how each represents a different business opportunity for the […]

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