EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2171 - December 01, 2009     2 of 3

Low Retail Inventory Levels Lead to Liquidators' 'Restock Tuesday'

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" said the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of its heaviest shopping days of the year as online and offline merchants restock their shelves following two of the busiest consumer shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The online auction marketplace is anticipating 50% more auction sales on "Restock Tuesday" this year compared to a year ago and has increased staffing at its six nationwide warehouse locations.

Many merchants kept slim inventory levels because of the economy and took a wait-and-see approach to this year's holiday shopping. Vice President of Marketing Rob Caskey said, "Restock Tuesday is the day on which our customers typically restock their shelves to take advantage of the final pre-Christmas shopping rush."

The company is making merchandise available in numerous lot sizes to accommodate the needs of a range of merchant types. Auction sizes range from truckload, pallet and small package, and the company recently introduced single-unit lots.

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