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Marketing Strategies to Boost Business During COVID-19

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

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

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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Selling Online During COVID-19: Business Tips from Reselling Experts

The situation around COVID-19 has flipped the business world upside down, and reselling has not been spared. Inventory sources are shutting down, sales are fluctuating, and safely shipping packages is harder than ever. We recognize this uncertainty can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’re focused on not just providing reliable inventory, but supporting the reselling community with resources tailored to selling online during COVID-19. And who better to help us do that than reselling experts themselves? Last week, BULQ hosted its […]

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BULQ Panel: Coping with COVID-19

Join BULQ for its first ever virtual Zoom panel as we come together to share tips and support each other during this difficult time. Listen in as a panel of BULQ reselling experts, moderated by BULQ team members, answer questions about how to manage a business during this evolving situation. Reselling panelists* will include: Heather Hooks: Amazon FBA and eBay seller, owner of the store and YouTube channel Hooked On Pickin’  Chris Schatz: eBay seller, content creator behind the YouTube […]

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BULQ COVID-19 PROCEDURES

BULQ COVID-19 Warehouse and Operation Procedures

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact individuals, communities, and businesses around the world, BULQ is taking extra steps to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers.  At our warehouse locations, we are following all official guidance, including: Increased facility cleaning Providing more access to hand sanitizers Adjustments to our facility configuration to create appropriate distance between employees  All BULQ facilities will continue to operate at normal hours unless otherwise noted. We’re also encouraging all of our […]

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End of the Year Reseller Celebration

End of the Year Community Connect

As we approach the end of 2021, we wanted to take time to appreciate and showcase our resellers through BULQ’s End of the Year Community Connect! Not only that, we’ll discuss secondhand market trends, global supply chain issues, and marketing strategies for your business in 2022. Watch the full Community Connect video HERE or read on to learn more. The Value of Reselling Resale is on the rise and more accessible than ever before, with 50 out of 100 marketplaces […]

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Summer Sourcing

Summer Sourcing Trends 2021 | What to Source This Season

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 2021 Reselling Trends: What To Source Now

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

  Reasons for Customer Returns What happens when a customer returns an item to a retailer? In many cases, you get a new opportunity as a reseller for your online store. 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 shopping 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 to an online […]

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