Liquidity Services implemented a multi-pronged operation to support peak volumes and improve their total recovery value.
Storage and Transportation
To lower their transportation costs, we leased a dedicated building for them, located near their DC. Next, we provided a pool of trailers to hold their excess inventory. The retailer loads the trailers and provides a manifest. Liquidity Services manages all labor and resources, including providing drivers and transportation – on average, for eight round trips per day.
This strategy continues to save them space, labor, time, and hassle. Not only does it eliminate the need for a third-party carrier to schedule pickups, it also eliminates most overtime labor and frees up space in their DC for more valuable merchandise. It’s an ideal approach for high volume facilities that require operational efficiency.
After we receive their product in our warehouse, we liquidate it in the most strategic channel:
- B2B (business to business) auction sales for full truck loads (FTLs) or pallets at liquidation.com
- B2B negotiated sales to a large pool of qualified buyers
- D2C (direct to consumer) sales at secondipity.com for lightweight single items and AllSurplus Deals, with curbside pickup for high-value single items
By employing multiple channels, we match the type of product to the most suitable buyer—improving recovery, velocity, and reaching thousands more customers while protecting their brand. Liquidity Services manages all buyer relationships and transactions, so the retailer doesn’t have to.
By focusing on total recovery value, Liquidity Services was able to double this retailer’s recovery rate and significantly lower costs.In the DC, the retailer gained a single point of contact, shuttle service to and from the dock to the building and achieved their goal of operational excellence.For their liquidation strategy, we exposed the retailer to more buyers and eliminated touches to the end user, resulting in higher recovery rates.