NRF Survey Predicts Total Graduation Spending Could Reach $5.6
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 30, 2017–
Services (NASDAQ: LQDT), a global solution provider in the reverse
supply chain with the world’s largest marketplace for business surplus,
is pleased to announce five top ideas for graduation gifts from Liquidation.com,
a leading e-commerce marketplace where professional buyers purchase bulk
lots of returned retail merchandise for their resale channels.
This year’s top suggestions include:
phones and accessories. These days, cell phones and
accessories are necessities of life. Why not surprise your grad with a
new iPhone or Galaxy? Or maybe a wireless charging pad or cell phone
case – perfect accessories that will ensure their phone is ready and
charged, just in time to take that call from mom and dad.
and laptop computers. Computers are big-ticket items many
graduates can’t afford on their own, but they’re essential for class
and post-grad life. Need more budget-friendly options? Check out
accessories like headphones, graphics cards or routers. They’re fun
and will score major brownie points with new roomies.
monitors. With the growing popularity of streaming video,
monitors are a great accompaniment to a desk top or laptop. They come
in all shapes and sizes – perfect for any budget. Your grad can now
watch Game of Thrones on the big screen.
What shows your personality more than unique bedding? No matter if
it’s a dorm room or first apartment, duvet covers, pillow cases,
blankets and towels are always appreciated — especially if they
reflect your grad’s sense of style.
Another big-ticket item, but a have-to-have for some dorm rooms and
that first apartment. Grads need the basics like beds and sofas. But
smaller essentials, like rugs and lamps, are good alternatives that
won’t break the bank.
“Graduating from high school, college or professional school is a major
life accomplishment,” said Jim Rallo, president of Liquidity Services’
Retail Supply Chain Group. “Practical items such as consumer
electronics, furniture and home appliances are great gift ideas for
cash-strapped graduates as they start the next chapter of their lives,
whether they’re heading to college, graduate school or starting a first
job. This year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that
total graduation spend could reach as much as $5.6 billion, which makes
purchasing gifts from our professional buyers’ resale channels a smart
way to get more for less.”
is an e-commerce marketplace where professional buyers can purchase
commercial surplus inventory and government surplus assets in an online
environment. Bulk lots are sold by the truckload, pallet, or small
package, and conditions range from new in a box to customer returns and
used. The wide variety of product categories includes apparel,
computers, electronics, housewares, industrial equipment and vehicles.
To place bids on these items, or participate in any auction on a
Liquidity Services marketplace, please register.
About Liquidity Services
Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT) employs innovative e-commerce
marketplace solutions to manage, value and sell inventory and equipment
for business and government clients. The company operates a network of
leading e-commerce marketplaces that enable buyers and sellers to
transact in an efficient, automated environment offering over 500
product categories. Our superior service, unmatched scale and ability to
deliver results enable us to forge trusted, long-term relationships with
over 10,000 clients worldwide. With nearly $7 billion in completed
transactions, and 3 million buyers in almost 200 countries and
territories, we are the proven leader in delivering smart commerce
solutions. Visit us at LiquidityServices.com.
Source: Liquidity Services
Hanfling, Director of Public Relations