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eComChicago 2017 Recap: In Case You Missed It

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One of our favorite things about working in the liquidation and wholesale space is being able to meet our customers in person at events like eComChicago, a conference that brings together online sellers and entrepreneurs for two days of action-packed learning and networking. There’s so much to absorb, not just from the industry expert speakers, but from every single attendee. As John Lawson, #1 best-selling Amazon author and eBay influencer, told the crowd, “If you’re hanging out in the group, […]

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How to Sell at a Flea Market

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If you’re curious about how to sell at a flea market and join America’s booming flea market scene, now is a great time. Flea market sellers across the country are seeing their business take off, focusing on budget-minded shoppers who still want quality goods. Learning how to sell at a flea market can be a great side hustle — and it might be easier than you think to get started. So how big are flea markets right now? According to […]

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Six Tips to Boost Slow-Moving eBay Listings

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It happens to every seller sooner or later: that one piece of inventory you just can’t seem to move. You list it, and after 30 days, it comes back unsold. Maybe you list it again, in the hopes it will sell the second time. But if it continues not to sell, then it’s just taking up valuable space and tying up capital, both of which you could put to better use. So what do you do when your eBay listings […]

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3 Reasons to Start Buying in Bulk Online Today

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Are you looking to branch out and explore more efficient and cost-effective sourcing opportunities for your selling business? As a consumer, you’re already familiar with saving at bulk stores like BJ’s and Costco for their personal needs, and many people even increase their savings by buying in bulk online. So why not bring that strategy to your selling business? Sourcing at the bulk or wholesale level can be a great way to expand your current business operations, increase your options, […]

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Buying Power at ASD Market Week

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Every year, a few members of the BULQ team travel to the largest B2B wholesale buying event in the country, ASD Market Week, to meet our customers, prospective customers, other wholesale liquidators, online retailers, and more. This trade show features the world’s widest variety of retail merchandise and is an amazing opportunity to gain new knowledge about the liquidation industry. 1. Make Every Square Foot & Second Count ASD originally stood for “Associated Surplus Dealers” when the show was first […]

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Selling via Amazon FBA or eBay: Which Is Better?

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Perhaps you’re looking to start buying and reselling goods for profit — or you’re already making money in the flipping business and are looking to scale up. If you’re new to the online arbitrage game, you might be wondering “which is better: selling via Amazon FBA or eBay?”   Let’s break it down and take a look at the critical differences between two of the biggest marketplaces in the U.S. We’ll start by examining these two selling platforms: eBay is […]

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4 Conferences and Trade Shows for Sellers to Attend

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It’s time to plan your schedule for 2017. If you’ve never attended industry conferences or trade shows for sellers before, you’ve been neglecting a sneaky-good opportunity to grow on Amazon and eBay. There are two main reasons why Amazon and eBay sellers should go to trade shows: to source and to network. You get opportunities to meet face-to-face with suppliers and source inventory for your business. You can also attend informational sessions and mingle with your peers — building a […]

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What’s the Deal with Private Labeling?

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There’s no “one right way” to run a successful reselling business—everyone has their own methods for finding merchandise, and they prefer different marketplaces. At its core, many resellers have similar business models: they buy returned and excess inventory from vendors or wholesalers to resell at a discount online. But some resellers actually sell merchandise as part of their own brand. In this type of business, resellers will purchase a larger amount of inventory from a manufacturer which they can sell on […]

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eBay Selling Tips: 5 Ways to Calculate Your Profitability

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As a reseller, your primary goal is to make money. With that in mind, it’s important to understand that a variety of factors can impact your profitability—from customer demand and competitor pricing, to shipping costs or general economic ebbs and flows. You can protect yourself and your business by finding eBay selling tips to help you plan ahead for anything that may impact sales and revenue, and adjust your expenses and costs accordingly. Understanding the factors of profitability and diligently […]

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Building Your Reselling Business Brand: 5 Tips for Getting Started

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Today, retailers and consumers have a very different relationship than they did a decade ago. With the advent of social media and e-commerce, buyers and sellers interact more closely than ever before. Although retailers can certainly benefit from the strong sense of customer loyalty, it requires a lot of work to maintain the relationship—providing free shipping, excellent customer service, and quality merchandise are a must. Owners of a reselling business have to play by these same rules. That is especially true if […]

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