It can be difficult in this day and age to find top-quality wholesale merchandise, especially pallets of returned merchandise from Amazon at an affordable price that will leave you with a big enough margin to make a profit. Back in the day, small businesses could rely on local wholesalers to supply them with wholesale merchandise at a price that meant they could still make a profit on goods sourced this way, despite the premiums wholesalers placed on top of the sale price.
Sadly, with wholesale prices veering ever closer to retail prices, and with such unscrupulous practices as cherry-picking pallets and deceitful manifest alterations becoming ever more common, sourcing this way has become all-but-impossible for small businesses looking to stay afloat in an increasingly crowded and competitive retail environment.
So, what’s the solution? The answer is casting your net wider and looking at what a top-tier liquidation specialist can do for your business. In Buy Direct Liquidation’s case, that means buying pallets of returned merchandise from retailers or Amazon.
What Are Retailers or Amazon Returns?
It’s very simple. Every year, Amazon takes back hundreds and hundreds of products in a variety of conditions ranging from ‘as new’ to ‘tested-not-working’ for a number of reasons. Sometimes, customers who order from Amazon discover the goods they have purchased do not work when they get them out of the box. This applies in particular to electronic items. These are sent back to the retailer, usually to exchange them for working versions.
Other times, products ordered from Amazon do not arrive in the best of conditions. From superficial damage to boxes to visible damage to products, many customers like their products and even the packaging those products come in to be in pristine condition, and therefore return these superficially- or noticeably-damaged products back to Amazon to be replaced.
Finally, some customers simply change their minds about their purchases and return them. These returned purchases are, for all intents and purposes, brand new stock, but retailers such as Amazon usually prefer to liquidate them for a variety of reasons.
Not wanting to fill their warehouses with this returned stock, Amazon looks to sell it as quickly as possible so its warehouses can, understandably, be filled with products that can be sold full price. That’s where Direct Liquidation steps in. Direct Liquidation offers business customers an online liquidation sales platform where they can buy Amazon returned merchandise, while cutting out the wholesaler middleman and avoiding all the pitfalls that are now associated with that type of supplier.
Amazon Customer Returns Statistics
Amazon sells more than 4000 products sold each minute in the United States alone. In total, the giant retailer sells 120 million different products, a big chunk being electronics.