Tag Archives | Sourcing inventory

Going to eBay Open? Let’s meet up!

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It’s the eBay seller event of the year you don’t want to miss. eBay Open (July 25-28, 2017) is where you need to be if you want to take your business to the next level. The BULQ team is excited to be attending as exhibitors and will be available to answer all your sourcing questions. BULQ is the best place to source inventory from top name brands you know and love. Be sure to schedule a meeting below if you’d […]

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Watch This! Using the BULQ Watch List to Increase Efficiency

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We’ve all been there. You’re going through lists of wholesale goods looking for your next great score, but suddenly business (or life) demands your attention. Once you’re finally back to browsing, you just can’t remember the names of those listings that caught your attention and you’re left wondering what happened to that oh-so-amazing pallet you meant to snap up. Keeping an eye on the most promising inventory to source just got easier. Using BULQ’s Watch List feature you can add […]

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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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How to Take Advantage of Customer Returns

How to Take Advantage of Customer Returns

What happens when a customer returns an item to a retailer? In many instances, you get a new opportunity as a reseller. Last year, U.S. consumers returned approximately $260 billion worth of merchandise, according to the National Retail Federation. Often, these items are returned only due to buyer’s remorse. Shoppers might be enticed by the latest tablet release or splurge on a pair of pricey pumps. Not long after these purchases, many consumers begin to question whether they really have a […]

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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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10 Tips for Selling on eBay from eBay Experts

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There’s 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 eBay […]

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Introducing Multi-Pallet Lots: New Categories, More Inventory

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We are thrilled to announce that multi-pallet lots are now available on BULQ.com. A multi-pallet lot is a new, larger lot similar to a less-than-truckload (LTLs) sized lot. At launch, our multi-pallet lots contain 4-5 pallets per listing, with categories we’ve never offered online — including home goods like bathroom vanities, furniture, and tools — as well as larger quantities of previously listed, popular categories such as electronics and general merchandise. Inventory is grouped by condition and similar categories. We know […]

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The BULQ App: Wholesale Sourcing Right From Your iPhone

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Resellers tend to source inventory in person, through retail arbitrage at discount stores and trade shows, or online. But you’re busy. You might not have time to sit in front of your computer for hours or scour the shelves at your local Goodwill. You need to be able to source at any time and any place, and a great way to accomplish this is through a wholesale sourcing app for your smartphone. With this in mind, we are thrilled to […]

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4 Reasons to Source Smaller: BULQ Wholesale Cases

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The BULQ team has spent a significant amount of time meeting and listening to entrepreneurs in the reseller community and know that there are a lot of resellers who prefer to process a smaller amount of inventory than what is typically sourced at the pallet- or truckload-level. BULQ cases, which are smaller wholesale lots, are a great gateway into sourcing liquidation goods. They are shipped in reusable boxes and will get to you faster, allowing you to turn around inventory and […]

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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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