Are you searching for bulk liquidation merchandise? Have you thought about buying return items from Amazon? As with any other online retailer, a large majority of items ordered are returned for various reasons. According to Envision Horizons. “Around 68% of Amazon shoppers are Prime members who are incentivized to purchase and return items frequently through features like the “one-click” order and the promise of free returns.” With an abundance of general merchandise returns, Amazon ends up liquidating customer returns by the truckload to contracted third party liquidators every day. Some merchandise categories such as clothing are returned at a jaw-dropping rate of almost 40% of retail clothing sales! If you’re looking for inventory for a side hustle or resell business such as Facebook Marketplace, eBay, or even the flea market, buying returns from Amazon might be an option you should consider.
Buying Return Items Direct from Amazon
At this time it’s not possible to purchase return items direct from Amazon, but this may chnage in the near future. If you can’t buy direct, look for pallet and truckload liquidators who routinely offer Amazon customer return pallets. The Liquidators Guide offers a directory of pallet and truckload liquidators. Better yet, look for liquidators who are contracted with Amazon to move pallets and truckloads of Amazon returns.
Once you have found a liquidation warehouse to buy Amazon return pallets, keep in mind there are several buzzwords or phrases you will hear about when visiting a liquidation warehouse including:
High Count Loads refers to full truckloads or single pallets (from a full high count load) that contain smaller assortment of retail items. High Count pallets and truckloads work good Bin store inventory
Low Count Loads refers to full truckloads or pallets (from a low count load) that feature an assortment of larger items
Bin Store Pallets – often liquidators will advertise Amazon pallets as Bin Store Pallets, meaning the pallet contains items that will work well for Bin Store sellers. Bin stores describe discount retailers who buy truckloads of overstock and returns from retailers, such as Amazon to sell at specific price points on scheduled days. These bin sales become a treasure hunt for shoppers who can purchase any item at a pre-advertised price depending on the day of the week. For example, Thursdays may be advertised as any bin store item $7, Friday all bin items at $6, Saturday $5, and if anything is left, Sunday items are priced at $4.00. Some Bin store will price items all the way down to $1.00 on the last day of the shopping week.
Amazon and other major retailers partner with liquidation marketplaces like Liquidity Services and B-Stock Solutions, which auction off unwanted inventory to resellers by the pallet or even truckload.
Across many social media channels influencers are talking about flipping Amazon pallet merchandise. YouTube creators like Resale Rabbit have built a following from finding online deals, especially Amazon Liquidation Pallets.