Here at the Liquidators Guide, I’ve been busy working on our new Liquidation Broker course over at www.liquidation-broker.com. I have not had much time to post here, but I thought I would give you a sneak peak at an interview that will be included in our new Brokers program. I directed a few questions relating to the liquidation industry and brokering to Alain Stambouli, president of Via Trading.
Here is a portion of the interview:
Question – We understand Via Trading has fostered relationships with tens of thousands of resellers over the years, but we also know Via Trading has worked with clientele who use Via as a fulfillment warehouse to ship brokered loads. In other words, we understand Via is actively engaged in dropshipping orders for a select few liquidation Brokers. Can you elaborate on Via Tradings commitment to dropshipping for clients and working with Liquidation Brokers?
Answer – Over the years Via Trading has always valued business it does with brokers – large or small.
The Liquidation industry is a very large market and working with brokers allows your offers and products to be communicated to many more potential customers and enlarge your reach. Having brokered a lot of goods ourselves when we initially started in 2002 we understand that Brokers have their own particular needs and requirements and we do our best to accommodate them. We are in the process of launching/formalizing a broker/drop shipping program and have already developed part of the functionality to enrich the user’s experience and make for a smooth and efficient program.
Our commitment to brokers:
- Never ship out any pallets or cases with any via trading identifying labels
- We never provide Via Trading paperwork with the shipment – on the contrary we are set up so that our packing slips prints with the brokers name and address so that upon receipt from the customer – the drop shipper/broker company appears more professional
- We understand that brokers need to mark-up goods in order to make their margin – but we are also aware that too high mark-ups can at times price items out of the market or make them less attractive – so more often than not we offer flexible pricing to brokers to allow them to compete.
- We never proactively contact a broker’s customer and protect that information.
- We aim to provide resources to brokers – both about the Liquidation Industry in general about drop shipping and establishing a long term orientated approach
Alain went on about Brokering pallets and truckloads and also explained new and exciting things happening over at Via Trading. Make sure to bookmark our new website, Liquidation Broker, to stay updated as far as our timeline for the release of our new liquidation course.
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