What is Corporate Trade?
You may already be familiar with Corporate Trade (also known as Corporate Barter) - it’s been used successfully by most Fortune 1000 companies for decades. Smart businesses are always looking at their overall asset mix and seeking strategies to maximize return. Active’s Corporate Trade model can help.
Corporate Trade is a way for businesses to generate extra value from excess inventory or any other slow moving, obsolete or returned asset. Companies that experience rapid inventory turnover count on Active as a trusted partner; however assets could be anything from a warehouse full of last season's jeans, to a supply of empty hotel rooms, to problem business real estate.
How it works.
In a typical transaction, Active International buys your excess inventory with a Trade Credit, usually at around 3 times the best cash offer you would get compared to typical inventory closeout liquidations
You then spend your Trade Credit through Active International as partial payment on goods and services your business requires to thrive. Trade Credit can be used for advertising space, business printing, retail marketing, freight, event space, hotel rooms—and much more
Why it's smart.
Many businesses turn to Corporate Trade as an addition to their enterprise risk management strategy. Using Corporate Trade helps to mitigate inventory risk and to ensure that asset value is kept whole versus liquidated for pennies on the dollar. Spending Trade Credits through Active makes smart financial sense because it allows you to:
-Realize better returns on assets than inventory liquidators can offer.
-Improve business cash flow by using Trade Credits to partially fund business expenses.
-Extend the reach and power of your marketing plans without spending additional cash.
-Improve and sustain business growth and EBIT by making your assets work harder for you.
-Better manage asset risk within your business; allowing you the breathing room you need to foster sustainable business innovation.
In an increasingly competitive global market, no dollar should be left on the table no matter how successful a business is, or is not. That is what makes Corporate Trade a smart solution. To learn more about how Active International can support profit and EBIT goals in your business, contact us.