Businesses rely on orders to keep their
day-to-day activities going – they rely on orders which they can meet for income and to keep a steady cashflow. And, of course, the business that has a lot of orders usually does well – although there may be a catch.
Imagine your enterprise receiving such a large order that you are unable to meet it because you simply don’t have the means to purchase the necessary materials or machinery to fulfill the order. Imagine having to turn down an order because your cashflow doesn’t allow it.
Such situations are more common than one might suspect, which is why purchase financing is so important. But what exactly is purchase financing? When do you need it, and how does it work? Here is a quick summary to give you a better idea:
Purchase Financing 101 – What It Is
When your business receives an order, you automatically create an invoice – in other words, a debt (of your customer to you) is created. A purchase financing service is able to forward you funds, based on that invoice, so that you can use those funds to make all the necessary arrangements to meet that order. The amount that is forwarded to you is an advance and doesn’t cover all the necessary expenses, but is a large portion of it. Furthermore, certain fees for the service will be deducted.
Purchase Financing – When You Need It
You’ll need to take advantage of purchase financing when you simply don’t have the right cashflow to meet large orders, or to meet a large number of orders. It’s a common problem many businesses have – in fact, it’s a good problem to have, because chances are it means your business is growing. Basically, a purchase financing service grants you an advance on the order whenever your enterprise can’t meet the demands of the order on its own.
Purchase Financing – Its Advantages
Your reputation stays intact – there’s no need to tell a customer you can’t accommodate the order; you have it under control.
It’s easy – you don’t have to deal with banks and a purchase financing service is easy to qualify for.
It’s great for growing or new businesses that haven’t established a good credit rating yet.
If you are ever in a situation where your enterprise receives an order that seems too big to handle, count your lucky stars and blessings – many businesses can only hope to be in such a situation, and thanks to purchase financing and other trade finance services, your business is in a unique position to grow very quickly. Not only does purchase financing give your enterprise the opportunity to grow and thrive, it allows you to establish trust with other companies and creates a can-do attitude with your staff.
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