A Bargain-Hunter’s Paradise

As traditional retailers struggle amid a halting recovery challenged by high unemployment and still-reluctant spenders, e-commerce companies have thrived, serving shoppers looking for a deal. The trend has boosted smaller e-commerce players, too. Just ask Bill Angrick, chief executive of Liquidity Services (LQDT), a fast-growing company that sells off excess inventory over the Web. Among its businesses Liquidity operates, which handles excess inventory for 500 commercial sellers, including 35 Fortune 500 companies and seven of the top 10 U.S. retailers in the U.S.

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