As a leader in the merchandise liquidation industry, American Merchandise Liquidators (AML) owner Gerald Hughes literally wrote the book on how to be a success story in the liquidation industry in his publication entitled “Liquidation 102.” With more than $100 million in merchandise sales and 20 years in business, Hughes has a firm grasp on what will be a hot seller. The latest AML Hot List condenses the best of the AML inventory and is a reliable resource for those seeking the cream of the crop for the best possible cost.
“What our Hot List does is offer our inventory system in real time,” says Jared Hughes, Project Coordinator. Interested buyers can register to view the list by filling out the online registration form. Once logged in, buyers have access to see current inventory and availability information that is updated hourly. From there, there is also an option to request to speak with a sales representative or see more photos. “We’re constantly looking for innovative ways to make our inventory more easily accessible,” Hughes explains. “Our hot list is a different approach for making truckloads available.” Appropriately named, truckloads on the Hot List are listed and sold at a rapid pace.
Merchandise ranges from sporting goods to clothing and prices can vary greatly depending on the size of the pallet. Any number between a few hundred dollars for a pallet of home accents returns to several thousand for a truckload of general merchandise may be in stock. The area where AML is strongest, however, is in department store and online returns. The company is starting to add more to its apparel line from many different sources. Its line of tools is another company strength. “Tools and equipment are some of our best sellers and they do exceptionally well at flea markets, especially when it’s really great quality product,” Hughes points out. The necessary minimum order with AML varies with the vendor and the particular product.