Buying Mixed Lots: All You Need to Know – Part 2

November 13, 2022 7:38 pm

In part 1 of this article, we started speaking about mixed lots: what they are and why they can be a great opportunity for your business. Today we’ll share what are the advantages of buying mixed lots and where is the best place to do it.

Why buy Amazon mixed lots?

Amazon is an ecommerce giant whose net income reached $33.36 billion in 2021. Its platform gathers close to two million different brands, according to Marketplace Pulse research.

With the throughput that the company has, Amazon ends up with a large amount of merchandise that has to be sold in what is known as the secondary market.

However, as a small-scale buyer you will be unable to secure liquidated merchandise directly from Amazon. This is because retailers this size prefer to sell this type of merchandise in large volumes. The reason for this is that overstock and customer returns take up space in warehouses that could otherwise be used to store brand new merchandise. The company needs to quickly shift the merchandise in order to free up warehouse space. To achieve these goals, Amazon makes use of liquidation companies capable of handling large quantities of customer returns or overstock merchandise.

Here are a few of the advantages of buying Amazon mixed lots:

  • You gain access to a wide variety of products in similar and different categories.
  • You stand the chance to find rare and distinct items.
  • Most of the returned items and unused of even unopened.
  • You get very small prices which allows you to make a very good margin.
  • You may be able to reduce your shipping costs.
  • You can cut out the middlemen by buying from major liquidation companies.

How to buy Amazon mixed lots?

ARLL is a liquidation specialist that works with Amazon, taking in truckloads of merchandise every day. It then uses its platform to resell this merchandise to resellers in more manageable volumes. This allows smaller resale businesses to buy pallets or even truckloads of liquidation inventory at much reduced prices.

Whether you are looking to test the market, or already have an established business, buying mixed lots from ARLL is as easy as it gets.

You can either buy directly from our platform or contact our sales team for a personalized offer. Once you have found the mixed lot of your liking, you just need to arrange payment and shipping.

When selecting the lots you are going to buy, you need to pay attention to some details. The first thing you have to look into is the packing list. This gives you important information on the contents of each pallet.

While you may find some returned items in the mix, most of them are brand new overstock items. Building a complete business on mixed lots can be difficult, but using this type of merchandise for market tests can be a great idea.

When bidding on an Amazon lot, be sure to factor in details like shipping costs as well as what you’ll need to sell an item for in order to make a profit. 

Start buying Amazon mixed lots today!

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