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Car Boot Hotspots of the UK

With the easing of covid-19 restrictions across the UK this summer, the welcoming back of car boot sales has been greatly up taken and more popular than ever. Whether you’re getting rid of your unwanted items or hunting for some great finds, car boot sales are a great way for both sellers and buyers to […]

Supporting the #freebritney movement

As is the nature of our business here at Wholesale Clearance UK, we try and find buyers for any clearance stock. Today, we have been tasked with finding buyers for what we thought were t-shirts in support of the #freebritney movement but in fact they say ‘#freebrittany’. You can purchase one Here When we first […]

The Ultimate Selling Guide for Small Businesses

We have decided to start the new year by introducing the ultimate selling guide for small businesses. Wholesale Clearance UK is a family firm, and we recognise the complexities, pressures and challenges of running a small business. Our Blog celebrates its sixth birthday later this year, and in that time we’ve written on every subject […]

The Rise and Fall of Toys ‘R’ Us

There may be millions of toys all under one roof, but Geoffrey and crew are in trouble. In an attempt to salvage its future, Toys ‘R’ Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada and is currently trying to restructure its debts. With Christmas on the horizon, a US bankruptcy judge has […]

Guide to Sunglasses styles and history

When you’re working in the wholesale sector as I do, you come across a wealth of sunglasses styles, and eventually they all meld into one. Here at Wholesale Clearance UK, we often have many sunglasses styles available at great discounted rates, but we’re never quite sure how to describe them. With that in mind, I […]

Bargain wholesale stock! Our wholesale bankrupt stock auctions

Exciting news here at Wholesale Clearance UK! If you hadn’t already noticed, we have started running liquidated stock auctions. This is a great opportunity for you to get your eager hands on some fabulous bargains because it can sometimes be difficult to find wholesale stock at rock bottom prices! There’s free signup and the bidding […]

“Would you like help with your Brazillian?”

Our booklet blunder with 50,000 tragically inaccurate ‘unofficial’ language guides for Rio 2016 Here at Wholesale Clearance a large variety of stock makes its way in and out of our warehouse, and the vast majority of it is quality merchandise. Occasionally though, we stumble across something so disastrously unprofessional that we’re left with little choice […]

Pokémon GO! (No seriously … leave)

I’ve been searching for something to write about this week but the world seems an exceptionally insecure and grim place at the moment, don’t you agree? Looking for inspiration and trying to avoid smug politicians on one hand, and aimless politicians on the other, I stumbled across Pokémon Go. When I say stumbled across, I […]

What’s the difference between B2B and B2C long distance selling regulations?

What’s the difference between B2B and B2C long distance selling regulations? Are you confused about the difference between B2B and B2C long distance selling regulations? The law treats business-to-business contracts differently than it does business-to-consumer contracts. The Distance Selling Regulations no longer actually apply in UK law. They were replaced by the Consumer Contracts Regulations […]

LinkedIn for SME’s: Useful or not?

It was announced yesterday (13/06.2016) that Microsoft is to purchase LinkedIn, the professional networking website, for $26bn (£18bn), which equates to $196 a share. That’s a lot of money. Apparently the deal will enable Microsoft to boost sales of its business and email software, although to be fair, it doesn’t sound as though they’re failing […]

Biggest Product Flops

David vs Goliath, the Rebel Alliance vs the Empire, Leicester FC vs the Premiere League. Nothing is more satisfying than witnessing the underdog trump the frontrunner. In business too, this rule is true. It’s expected of top businesses to employ top people and produce top products that public will need, even if they didn’t know […]

Top 10 best April Fools jokes ever

The tradition for an April Fool’s day is a long one and is recognised around the world. The Roman festival of Hilaria, the Holi festival of India, and the Medieval Feast of Fools are all said to be precursors of what we not understand to be April Fool’s Day. In Western culture, notably in the […]

Top 10 most haunted houses in Britain

Here at Wholesale Clearance UK we have a range of ex-rental DVDs for sale such as Hunted starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio del Torro, and the creepy Cabin Fever from Eli Roth, which has been described as ‘scary as hell’ and ‘terrifying’ which totally piques my interest of course. The slant on Cabin Fever […]

And so it begins: Brexit and SMEs

Finally the news we have all been waiting for, and quite honestly you’re probably sick of hearing about it already. The referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union will be held on Thursday 23 June 2016. As a small business owner should you vote Yes or No? Just this morning (23.02.16) the […]

Twitter for business: Tweet your SME

In the past we’ve looked at using Facebook and eBay for your business. In many ways these are fairly straightforward solutions to your marketing needs. If you haven’t ever considered using Twitter for business, you may find you also get results from this social media outlet. What is Twitter? You must have heard of Twitter, […]

The definitive guide to handbags

Some time ago we brought you our definitive guide to shoes. That was so successful we thought we would share our handbag guide with you. If you’re buying bags wholesale and don’t know where to start with naming them or describing them, our little list should help you out. Well … the pictures will, even […]

Slave Leia merchandise banned?

There are rumours circulating on the Internet that all Slave Leia merchandise is set to be banned by Disney following one father’s complaint in the USA, although this has yet to be officially confirmed by anyone in the know. It has been suggested on certain websites that a Philadelphia father of two daughters was “outraged” […]

The best and the worst of Star Wars Merchandise

George Lucas may well be the most astute director Hollywood has ever produced. He’s one of the wealthiest Hollywood celebrities ever (current worth is estimated at $7.3 billion) in spite of only ever directing six films. His status as a billionaire is all thanks to one decision he made way back in 1973. At that […]

Brace yourself – Black Friday is coming!

The media is starting to light the fire and fan the flames of Black Friday 2015, and yet many small businesses will purse their lips resignedly to another quiet day in an increasingly desperate run-up to Christmas. How many small businesses were able to nod enthusiastically last Friday and agree that Black Friday is the […]

Ten Times Big Companies Have Lied To Us

Things move fast in the corporate world. Since we published our VW Emissions Scandal and 11 other times big companies have lied to us article (here) last week, oil giant BP has agreed to pay $20bn (£13.2bn) to settle claims in the USA following the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. The spill took […]

Ten things that are a perfect 10

I’ve become obsessed with perfection. Perfectly obsessed about things that are a perfect 10. Perfection is entirely subjective though, isn’t it? Here’s my list. 10. The most perfect woman In a poll published in The Daily Mail at the beginning of 2015, Kate Moss, Beyonce and Scarlett Johansson were all voted into the top 10 […]

Emoji PIN for the win!

I nearly had heart failure the other day when the security software I use on my laptop suggested that my password was one that hackers regularly try out when they infiltrate people’s accounts. I changed it immediately of course, and then the next time I logged in had completely forgotten what I had changed it […]

The Mad World of Markups/Profit Margins

The mischievous markups and profit margins… At Wholesale Clearance it has been something we have mostly managed to avoid, but as sellers of wholesale goods, we often scoff when we see the extortionate prices of the same goods sold in other shops. We decided that we wanted to delve a little deeper into this world […]

A small business you can run from home

There are many reasons why you may be considering taking on or starting a small business you can run from home. After the recent change in the incumbent government, it will come as no surprise that within two working days of them taking office, they have announced punitive cuts to benefits. Of course there will […]

Worst Mother’s Day Gifts Ever!

When I was young, Mother’s Day meant making a card and persuading Dad to cough up some cash for a bunch of pretty daffodils. Mother’s Day always falls close enough to Easter that the pastel mix of flowers, chicks, chintz and chocolate seem perfectly entwined. It must be intentional to have Mother’s Day at the […]

We are the champions, my friends!*

You may recall that back in December we asked you to vote for us in The Wholesale Forums Web Awards 2014, see the original blog post here . Well nominations ended on 7th December and voting continued until 4th January. Now I’ve paid my dues, time after time, I’ve done my sentence but committed no […]