We look at the best U.S. and U.K. websites for sourcing liquidation and clearance stock, with tips for buying profitable lots to sell online
Liquidation and clearance websites can look very profitable. On the face of it, you can purchase goods at huge discounts. But it’s risky too. Sometimes you are given very little information about the goods – or their condition – and you could end up with a truckload of items with little or zero resale value.
Research is key. Which are the best places to buy from? How do they work? What are the differences between them? How can you find good products and maximize your chances of success?
In this article I will discuss how clearance and liquidation websites work and discuss the best ones available in the U.S. and U.K. I have only included those which:
- Sell liquidation stock such as customer returns and excess inventory
- Sell business to business only, not to consumers
- Offer online browsing and buying
The sites are listed in alphabetical order. At the end, I’ll explain some common problems with buying liquidation stock, and give some useful buying tips.