Load your product, specification, volume, location and price onto the platform and allow potential local and international players from around the world to view your offer.
Brokers have an important role in the trade process as many buyers or suppliers do not have the means to either supply or buy the correct product at the right price and the right place and promote it correctly.
The objective of the platform is to increase trade. One of the hindrances to efficient trade is time wasters/chancers. The platform will therefore act harshly towards non legitimate brokers who present fake or unverified transactions.
A buyer is a company/individual who will be the one paying the stock that they are purchasing.
It does not matter where you are situated, all locations are welcome.
All product requirements are welcome. No illegal products will be tolerated. Niche, low volume products will be more challenging to match than larger commodity-based products.
There are no volume limitations. Sellers in the market have different available volumes they can offer. For an example a macadamia seller in Zambia may have 1000 tons of nuts and will not be interested in a buyer requirement of only 50kg as the logistics would not make sense whereby a local processor may be happy to buy the smaller quantity.
No you are not guaranteed a transaction will take place. The platform matches trade players to their specific requirements. Even if a seller and buyer are a perfect match external events can still limit a trade from taking place.
If your price is too low, you will not successfully match with sellers in the market place. Indications will also be sent to you on prices bid by various sellers.
African Trade Platform have a service offering whereby product is inspected and verified to its specification and will confirm volumes.
All buyers and sellers will quote in $US
If you have a seller who is not willing to give you payment terms, then an application to the platform will need to be submitted for trade finance. Your application will be shared with many finance institutions around the world who will take a view on whether they would like to offer you finance for the transaction.
African Trade Platform have internal consultants who can assist buyers with getting their companies ready for export or general trade.
Various products in the market will have different requirements from an import compliance perspective. African Trade Platform will be able to guide the buyer in the right direction.