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The 2019 holiday season starts now!

With October now squarely in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to start prepping for the holiday season. We at Foxliquidation tell our customers every year plan ahead and get an early start, and this year is no exception. Quite the contrary, there are variables in play this holiday season that make it even more essential than ever, including a shortened [...]

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Rumors of Toys R Us' demise have been greatly exaggerated

Our regular readers may recall our look last year at the final days of the once-dominant toy retailer Toys R Us'. 2018 marked the end of an era as the 70-year-old company was forced into bankruptcy after several failed attempts to salvage the faltering chain. A little over a year later and things are looking up for the brand, it's far [...]

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A retailer exposes the dirty secret of online retail

When you do your online shopping chances are high that your first stop is Amazon. Let's go down the list of reasons for this you've got convenience, prime free shipping, ships fast, and the best deal. Now let's stop and examine this last reason in closer detail and see how well it stands up to scrutiny. The fact is [...]

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Is free shipping worth the cost?

Online sales platforms have, in recent years, been really ratcheting up the pressure on sellers to offer free shipping. It’s become almost a mantra to some “Free ship! Ship fast! Repeat!”. We get it; consumers like to get their stuff fast and preferably with free shipping, but just how important is free shipping in online [...]

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Late to the game but not to be ignored

The big names in brick and mortar retail have, for the most part been in the online retail game for the best part of two decades and have come a long way since their early years in online retail.Here's your throwback photo of the day, Target.com circa 1999.convenient solution to satisfy your shopping needs. So let's be honest here. [...]

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Selling to help others

Our regular readers know that we dedicate an extensive amount of time each week talking about important subjects related to buying and selling liquidation merchandise. What and when to buy, how to market your goods, where to sell and how to maximize your profits. Selling liquidation can change your life in a lot of positive ways, but it can also [...]

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Who’s not in the fulfillment business these days?

Fulfillment by Amazon undoubtedly changed the online retail business in many ways and has also spawned a whole host of copycats eager to emulate the business model. Recently we looked at eBay, and it plans to expand into fulfillment services by 2020. eBay is taking a slightly different approach and has partnered with various third parties to handle the heavy [...]

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David vs Goliath 2.0

The big names of online retail in the US like Amazon and eBay are now facing some healthy competition from a far less talked about source. It’s not Target, Walmart or some other big-name player it’s from Shopify, and it’s army of small but determined independent retailers. Shopify is an e-commerce sales platform provider that helps merchants create retail sites [...]

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Retailers now love returns

There’s an odd phenomenon happening right now in the brick and mortar retail world, and it has to do with returns. Once upon a time, retailers cringed at the thought of returns and did their best to discourage them. Now not only are they encouraging them, but they are also going out of their way to accept returns from [...]

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Should you fear the clothing rental trend?

The prescription to fight flagging sales that many retailers in the apparel world have embraced recently is the subscription program. In recent months a large swath of brands such as Banana Republic, Urban Outfitters, Ann Taylor, American Eagle, and Vince have all announced plans to launch their own clothing rental programs. What's behind this move by so many big players [...]

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