The United Kingdom has a large network of Wholesalers and Distributors employing over one million people and turning over tens of billions of pounds. The Wholesale distribution network provides a link between manufacturers and independent retailers and caterers.
The key role of wholesale distributors is essentially to buy products in bulk (for cheaper prices than a small retailer could negotiate) then sell and distribute them to much smaller independent outlets and buyers.
Food and drink wholesalers alone supply more than 400,000 food service and retail firms across the UK with these ranging from schools to convenience stores and takeaways. As well as Food and drink, there are also many other types of wholesalers that have a big part to play in the UK’s economy.
As a wholesaler, we understand that you will be incredibly busy. Every increasing pressure on prices and margins does not make for an easy task but there are certain things you can do and smart decisions you can make to ease the strain of operating a Wholesale Business. Whether your Wholesale company is a large or Small Business, it is imperative that you maintain a tight reign on your credit control.
Controlling cash flow the right way
Since cash flow is the lifeblood of any wholesale business, you will need to monitor it like a hawk ensuring a tight control. Unpaid accounts and invoices can mean missed opportunities such as purchasing new stock, new equipment or even new staff.
An efficient and dedicated credit control system will enable you to do this with minimum effort and keeping track of your DSO (Days sales outstanding) and you cash flow under control. It will also make for one less headache.
When a customer does not pay
So you have sent reminders and made phone calls but you have still not been paid, what should you do now. This is an area where everybody has an opinion. Hopefully you will have credit checked your customer initially but as we all know. There are some that just do not like to pay what they owe whatever the situation.
Whether it is a sole trader or a Limited company, there is a cost effective recourse for this scenario. At Federal Management, we have hundreds of years of combined experience in dealing with all type of wholesaler debts. We know the mindset of debtors and every trick and excuse in the book to avoid payment.
We have served the requirements of thousands of wholesale companies since 2004 and we very much know, using our services to recover your unpaid debt can very often be the difference between getting paid and not getting paid anything at all.
Typical Types of Wholesalers we help are:
- Electrical wholesalers & distributors
- Food & Grocery Wholesalers
- Wine & Alcohol Wholesalers
- Textiles & Clothing Wholesalers
- Dropshipping Wholesalers
- Sports and Manufacturing Wholesalers
- Computer Wholesalers
- Toy Wholesalers
- Jewellry Wholesalers
- Cosmetic Wholesalers
- Timber Merchants
Simple and smart solution
As you will be aware, the stress and frustration of being owed money is very counter productive. You will spend more time on the minority who do not pay than the majority who do pay. What we provide is a Professional and fully inclusive debt collection service that allows you to focus on the best part of your Business which is the ‘do pays’ allowing us to deal with the ‘don’t pays’ in a smart and cost effective manner.
Speak to one of our friendly New Business Team today and start recovering your unpaid accounts and invoices the smart way. Call us now on 0333 043 4420 for fast free help and advice.