Do National Retailers Sell Customer Returns?
Finding a supplier of good quality wholesale merchandise has gotten a whole lot trickier thanks to an alarming trend that’s emerged in the sector over the last few years. Back in the day, it was fairly easy to find a good local supplier who would sell a retail business all the wholesale stock it required at a price that left plenty of room to make a profit.
This, sadly, is no longer the case. In recent years, the prices traditional local wholesalers offer their retail customers has risen steeply. In fact, wholesale prices are now almost on a par with their retail counterparts. That means there’s virtually no margin within which retailers can make a profit on the goods they source this way.
Is there anything your retail business can do to combat this worrying trend? Thankfully, the answer is yes. You can switch to buying customer returns from some of the biggest retailers in the USA. Here’s how.
What Are National Retailer Customer Returns?
Every year, some of the biggest names in US retail – names such as Lowe’s Hardware, Target and Amazon – take back thousands of products. Customers return products for a wide variety of reasons. For example, the goods might be faulty, the products may have superficial or noticeable damage to either the goods themselves or the packaging they come in, or simply because customers have changed their minds.
These returned products present companies such as Lowe’s and Walmart with a problem. No longer legally allowed to classify them as new despite many of them being new, these returns are downgraded to the status of ‘used’. This means a big-name retailer such as Amazon can no longer sell them at full price.
Since they aren’t discount chains, the big-name retailers would prefer not to give over valuable store space or warehouse space to the sale and storage of second-hand goods. So, instead they work in partnership with top-tier online liquidation companies. These liquidation experts offer the national retailers space on their online liquidation marketplaces through which they can sell pallets or truckloads of customer returns through to retail businesses.
Buying National Retailer Customer Returns
If you’re looking to switch to buying pallets or truckloads of customer returns from the big-name national retailers, the process couldn’t be easier. On Direct Liquidation’s online liquidation marketplace, for example, you’ll find landing pages for all its partner retailers. These will show you what Amazon Liquidations, Lowe’s Hardware, Walmart and Target are currently offering.
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You’ll find a huge range of customer returns being sold by the national retailers via Direct Liquidation’s online liquidation platform. You’ll find children’s’ toys, games and clothing, men’s and women’s fashion, the latest consumer electronics, home improvement supplies, industrial supplies, furniture, pet supplies, food and drink … pretty much anything you care to think of.
And because this is merchandise being sold by the big-name national retailers, you’ll find customer returns coming from some of the world’s biggest manufacturers – companies with a proven track record for excellence such as Samsung, Sony, Fisher Price, Black & Decker, Apple, Microsoft, Beats br Dre and HP.
Buying merchandise wholesale from a liquidator such as Direct Liquidation couldn’t be easier. Once you’ve signed up for a free account using a valid reseller’s license, you can use the marketplace’s online search tools and drop-down category menu to locate a pallet, pallets or truckload of national retailer customer returns you’re interested in.
Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, you have several options available to you. Most pallets of national retailer customer returns are sold on behalf of the big-name retailers via live liquidation auctions that take place daily. You can set up an email alert that will notify you when the pallet or truckload you’re interested in is about to go under the hammer. Then it’s just a matter of entering bids up to your pre-agreed spending limit and seeing if you’re the successful bidder. If you are, all you have to do is pay for your goods and arrange your shipping.
If you’re not the bidding kind or you simply haven’t got the time, don’t despair. Most of the pallets and truckloads Direct Liquidation has to offer are available to buy at a fixed price via each lot’s ‘Buy it Now’ button. If that button is there, it means you can buy the pallet or truckload straightaway, saving yourself the hassle of waiting to bid for it. And don’t worry – each pallet or truckload offered for a fixed price will still be priced well below the total goods’ MSRP price. This means you’ll still have plenty of room to make a profit when it comes to selling on the products you buy from Direct Liquidation to your customers.
Finally, if you’re the haggling kind, you can also approach the liquidator with your own price. If they like what they hear, that’s the price you’ll pay. This is an option frequently returning customers should consider exploring. Just like in your retail business, liquidators such as Direct Liquidation value customer loyalty and they’re eager to hear what their loyal customers have to offer. You may just walk away with an even better bargain as a result!
The Advantages Of Buying National Retailer Customer Returns
There are several advantages to buying wholesale national retailer returns from a liquidator such as Direct Liquidation. We’ve already highlighted the fact you’ll find a great range of high-quality products on offer, but there are other advantages too.
For a start, shipping from Direct Liquidation, for example, couldn’t be easier, more convenient or quicker. This is possible thanks to their distribution centers being located next to major highways and close to their partner companies’ warehouses in Blacksburg, South Carolina, Bentonville, Arkansas, Rogers, Arkansas, Greenfield, Indiana, Frankfort, Kentucky, and Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
Secondly, because you’re dealing with the big-name retailers, you can rest assured you won’t be buying pallets of garbage, nor will you be in danger of falling foul of some of the more unscrupulous practices some wholesalers and smaller scale liquidators indulge in such as altering manifests and charging over the odds for pallets that have been picked clean of anything worth buying. When you buy from a national retailer via an online liquidation marketplace, what you see is what you get – and what you get is great quality merchandise.
Finally, there’s the incredibly low prices you’ll pay when you source returns through and online liquidation sales marketplace. You’ll find high-quality stock – as well as own brand merchandise – coming from Walmart, Amazon, Lowe’s Hardware and Target being sold for considerably less than its MSRP value, and that means one thing – you’ll have plenty of margin to make a healthy profit on the goods you buy this way. It really is a win-win situation.
If you’re on the lookout for great-quality products at fantastic prices coming from some of the biggest names in US retail, look no further than an online liquidation marketplace. Companies such as Direct Liquidation are very much looking forward to doing business with you.
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Jordan currently works as a sales representative for Direct Liquidation, assisting businesses with product sourcing of liquidated merchandise from the largest retailers in the world. Whether you are looking for a pallet or a truckload Jordan is here to help you grow your business.
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- 6 Pallets - 217 Pcs - Humidifiers / De-Humidifiers, Camping & Hiking, Fans, Mattresses - Customer Returns - As Seen On TV, Bestway, Helen of Troy Health & Home, Beautyrest
USD $529.60 Bid NowEnds
- USD $10,594.65 MSRP
Untested Customer ReturnsQty: 2176 Pallets (2,048 lbs)Ships from: Greenfield, IN
- Pallet - 291 Pcs - Drip Brewers / Perculators, Pools & Water Fun, Fans, Food Processors, Blenders, Mixers & Ice Cream Makers - Customer Returns - Mr. Coffee, Mr. Coffe, Summer Waves, Mainstays
USD $99.00 1 BidEnds
- USD $12,575.08 MSRP
Untested Customer ReturnsQty: 2918 Pallets (3,354 lbs)Ships from: Greenfield, IN
- Truckload - 1823 Pcs - Kitchen & Dining, Pools & Water Fun, Camping & Hiking, Humidifiers / De-Humidifiers - Customer Returns - As Seen On TV, Select Surfaces, Play Day, Bestway
USD $9,870.98 Buy NowEnds
- USD $68,845.87 MSRP
Untested Customer ReturnsQty: 1,823Truckload (14,303 lbs)Ships from: Las Vegas, NV