Asset Based Lending Blog/News

TJ Maxx Stays Strong

June 21, 2017 | Retail

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital TJ Maxx seems to be resilient to the current blight on retail in the US. Many brick and mortar retailers have been bleeding money for some time now, many of them unable to keep up with the demanded variety and advancing technology within the in-store format. Some fast-fashion retailers are […]

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Benefits of a Letter of Credit

June 19, 2017 | Lending, Wholesale

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital If you import goods, your suppliers probably require that you provide a deposit when you place an order. Suppliers usually request this for two primary reasons: (a) by getting an upfront deposit, the buyer is less likely to default on the remainder of the balance owed because the buyer would […]

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July Fourth Holiday Hours

June 13, 2017 | Uncategorized

Valued clients and associates: Please be advised that our offices will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th. We kindly ask that you plan accordingly. Thank you and a Happy Independence Day to all!

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Hidden Dangers of Loan-Stacking

May 31, 2017 | Lending

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital One of the most consistent difficulties one encounters in the process of expanding a wholesale business is the cash flow “crunch” that can occur when your customers want to order more of your products than you can afford to sell at once. Most customers don’t realize that wholesalers must pay […]

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Collecting on Tough Accounts

May 19, 2017 | Wholesale

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital Selling goods or services on open terms is a mixed bag. On one hand, open terms can attract more volume and bigger customers with the potential to accelerate your growth and increase revenues. On the other hand, allowing customers to pay later diminishes your cash flow and creates the risk […]

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Asset Class Break-Down

May 12, 2017 | Lending

Sadie Keljikian and David Estrakh, Express Trade Capital What are asset classes? Assets are valuable properties owned by a business. There is a wide variety of assets across different industries and business structures, each of which affords different financial risks and opportunities. Assets can include stocks, bonds, real estate, fixed income, invoices / receivables, commodities, […]

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The Shipping Obstacle Course

May 5, 2017 | Shipping

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital Importing into the US requires considerable coordination. When you import goods, your shipment is often relayed among several other parties before you receive it: the supplier/exporter (or the person who ships the goods to you), the warehouse, carrier, freight forwarder, and customs. All throughout the supply chain, your goods need […]

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CBP Regulations 101: Part 1

April 28, 2017 | Shipping

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital US-bound importing/exporting is one of the most complex and vast international industries in existence. Importers have numerous factors to consider in every transaction, including sourcing within their supply chains, warehousing, transportation, customs regulations, and more. Although importing is appealing as a potentially lucrative business, it requires an enormous amount of […]

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What to Know Before Signing a Factoring Agreement

April 21, 2017 | Lending

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital If you plan to work with a factor to fund your business, it is vital that you do thorough research prior to signing anything. Obviously, it is important to be educated before signing any legally binding document, but the ongoing nature of trade financing solutions makes them the perfect trap […]

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Boosting Sales – Tips to Grow Your Wholesale Business

April 14, 2017 | Wholesale

Sadie Keljikian, Express Trade Capital For wholesalers, selling to retail customers can be a complex and strenuous process. Unlike consumers, retailers need to be convinced not only of quality and usefulness, but of the uniqueness and longevity of a product in order to feel compelled to devote precious floor or shelf space to it. Here […]

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