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UtahLiquidation.com is Utahs BEST provider of Store Return Merchandise from major retailers. Many Local buyers—off-price retailers, small liquidation companies, flea marketers and entrepreneurs – use UtahLiquidation.com Marketplace as their primary source of supply.

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We have a huge variety in our inventory , we are local, we don’t cherry pick any of our pallets and have items from electronics to household goods. UtahLiquidation.com is the best local provider for store returned, closeout, and salvage merchandise in the state of Utah. If you need merchandise to sell at your local flea market or on marketplaces like Ebay or KSL, even garage sells, purchasing liquidation merchandise is the best way to go. In fact, most liquidation merchandise can be purchased for “below wholesale”. This can allow you to give your customers a great deal and at the same time making a substantial profit. If you don’t know what Customer Returned Merchandise is, it’s basically merchandise that is sold by companies that have an excess inventory of merchandise. These products are then sold to businesses and individuals for resale. Their loss is your gain! The reason we started utahliquidation.com is to help you purchase this merchandise and be your local liquidation source.

Buying and selling liquidation merchandise can be a profitable businesses that the average person can get into it can also be very risky if you do not know how to purchase this type of merchandise. Most liquidation merchandise can be purchased for below wholesale which allows you to resell the merchandise at a great price and at the same time making a decent profit. If you ever wonder how many Ebay sellers can offer such low prices, this is one way they do it. However, purchasing liquidation over traditional wholesale sources does have its downsides. These are a few things you need to keep in mind when starting a business supplied by liquidation products.

One of the greatest benefits of  purchasing liquidation merchandise are the dirt cheap prices. The reason why liquidation is so cheap is because most of the merchandise is overstocks, customers returns, or was purchased from a company that went out of business. Most of these companies find it more profitable to resell all of their excess merchandise at one time for a dirt cheap price rather than take the time to resell the products individually. While this may be a huge loss for the company who’s selling it, it’ a huge opportunity for people like you who are looking to make a profit!

Another benefit of buying liquidation merchandise over traditional wholesale is the fact that you don’t need to purchase in really large quantities to get a great price. One of the most important things when selling merchandise is your wholesale pricing. Without a low enough wholesale price, you find yourself competing with somebody who is selling the products for a lower price than what you bought them for! Getting the lowest wholesale price with traditional wholesale usually means you have to purchase huge truck loads or cartons of product. With liquidation, you can get dirt cheap prices literally by purchasing one pallet of products for a few hundred bucks!

One downside to purchasing liquidation merchandise is that although you can purchase the same type of merchandise you usually can not purchase the exact same products over again. With traditional wholesale, you can re-purchase a product that sells well over and over again. Most people who sell liquidation usually deal with an ever-changing supply and selection. In some people’s eyes, this is a good thing since it keeps your customers coming back to you. In fact, some people have literally started stores that sell nothing but liquidation merchandise.

Whenever you buy liquidation merchandise, you should always be aware of the fact that you could be purchasing products that are broken or will not sell that well. If you’re not dealing with a local liquidation source, the best you can do is ask the liquidator for a full description of the pallets you’re purchasing. If possible, get close-up pictures of the merchandise and ask the liquidator where the merchandise came from. You should also ask whether the merchandise is brand new, refurbished, or used store returns. If buying return or shelf pull merchandise you must expect a percentage of merchandise will be in salvage condition and not able to be sold through traditional methods. If interested in this merchandise, talk to us about what percent of salvage condition you should expect.

There are many benefits to having a liquidator within driving distance of your home. Some of the benefits include reduced shipping costs, being able to look over the merchandise before you purchase, and a potentially closer relationship with the liquidation company you’re dealing with. While I would advise you to always keep an open mind, the first liquidators you should look into are ones within your state or within driving distance from your home, that is where we come in to help you.

Being able to look over the merchandise before you buy it is a priceless advantage, and beats looking at images and descriptions of the pallets. You should be able to easily tell what liquidation merchandise is on the pallet and what condition the products are in when looking at them close-up. In fact, you might end up buying a different pallet than the one you originally planned on purchasing.

If possible, you should always get friendly with the owners of the liquidation company. The friendlier you are and the more frequent you buy from them, the more likely they are to give you a discount. If possible, try to get the heads up on any new merchandise they have coming in. It’s great to be able to get the first picks on new liquidation merchandise. In fact, might even get special deals on old liquidation merchandise they badly want to get rid of.

Even if a liquidator isn’t close to where you live, you should always keep a close eye on what they’re carrying. You don’t want to miss an opportunity all because you’re only concentrating on local liquidators. Remember, liquidation merchandise comes in randomly and no two liquidators have the exact same pallets of merchandise.

When you first start dealing with wholesale liquidation, you may get a little confused by some of the terms that are commonly used. While most wholesale liquidation merchandise is usually sold in the same manner, the types of merchandise will differ. Here are some of the common terms that you may want to remember.

Liquidation – The common term used to describe all merchandise that is sold off quickly or liquidated at extremely low prices. Companies usually liquidate merchandise to get rid of it in a timely manner. Some companies liquidate merchandise to help them pay off an immediate debt.

Overstocks – Overstocks happen when a manufacturer produces more product than what is needed for their customers. These products are usually brand new and are in perfect condition.
Surplus – Products that a company can no longer sell at retail value or are discontinued. Most of these products still have value and can easily be resold to the right customers by the person who buys the surplus.
Salvage – Salvage is usually used as a synonym for terms like “liquidation” and “surplus”. However, some companies use this term to describe merchandise that is left over after all the good merchandise has been picked out. Some of this merchandise may even be broken or useless.
Closeouts – Products that were manufactured in the previous season and need to be cleared out to make room for this year’s inventory. Many name-brand companies have billions of dollars worth in closeouts that are in perfect condition.
Shelf Pulls – Shell Pulls are products that were placed in a retail store but need to be cleared out to make room for new inventory. These products usually have little or no damage.
Customer Returns – Any product that is returned by a customer for a number of reasons. Some products may be unopened and were returned because the customer changed their mind. Others may have been opened, used, or even broken.
Refurbished – Products that were broken or returned by a customer, broken in the store, or broken during the manufacturing process that are fixed and reconditioned. Refurbished products are basically brand new products that usually have small signs of usage on the case.
Floor Models - These a products that were used as a display model but are usually in perfectly good working order. Many would consider floor models as “slightly used” while others are brand new. For example, products such as vacuum cleaners are usually taken out of their box so the customer can get a good look at it while a digital camera display is used so the customer can use it and test it out.