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How to Work with Fashion Agents and Reps with No Payment Risks and Keep the Costs Low?

How to Work with Fashion Agents and Reps with No Payment Risks and Keep the Costs Low?

7 June 2016
Author: Anton Dell

Anton Dell, the fashion agent, rep, showroom, and distributor consultancy, is introducing an exclusive new service package in partnership with the leading financial logistics specialist in fashion.

Manufacturers have to overcome various logistical hurdles when exporting goods. Many brands prefer to work directly with distributors, rather than going through an agent or representative.  Distributors have the advantage of handling the importation and distribution of goods in the export country, and so brands feel more confident about getting paid.

The two logistical stages that can prove problematic:

1. Delivery Logistics:
Ensuring deliveries are sent out on time and to the right place
Picking and packing goods in the warehouse
Logging dispatched items onto the system correctly

2. Financial Logistics:
Receiving payment from retailers
Payment services, including credit checking and factoring invoices
Paying import duties and Customs clearance
Paying VAT on imports to other countries
Production financing

How do we overcome this?

As fashion agents/reps far outnumber fashion distributors, it can be difficult to come across the latter. Distributors are also likely to demand up to 50% discount on wholesale prices, which is a substantial additional cost for brands to absorb.  It has been hard work trying to eliminate this problem of exporting, but we have now found a solution.

With the aim of helping fashion companies to export and overcome logistical hurdles, we have partnered with a financial and delivery logistics company to create a special cost-effective package designed for small to medium size fashion brands. This includes no minimum turnover requirements.  Money collection, import duties and delivery issues will all be taken care of too.
Our partner is a global leader in financial logistics and freight forwarding management services.

The Smart Export Solution:

Production payment processing
International freight forwarding
Customs clearance
Fiscal representation and VAT management
Warehousing
Pick & Pack
Dispatching
Accounts receivable management
Factoring
Financing production

Brands will be able to choose some or all of the above services at very competitive prices.

This special service is on offer exclusively to clients of the Anton Dell Fashion Consultancy. Please contact us for more information.

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