Logistics & Bridge Loan FAQs

Everything you really need to know about Express Trade Capital. To see an answer, simply select the question below.

  • How long does it take to get funded?

    How long does it take to get funded?

    For current clients, we finance receivables and purchase orders the same or following day of the request.  The application process for prospective clients, however, typically takes one to three weeks from the date the initial paperwork is submitted to when orders are funded.  Letters of credit can be processed within 24 hours for both current and new clients.
  • Why use Express Trade Capital instead of other factors and financiers?

    Why use Express Trade Capital instead of other factors and financiers?

    There are many reasons, starting with the fact that we offer more competitive pricing and hold a unique position as both a logistics and financial company. We are entrepreneurial and like to think outside of the box, while leveraging our expertise, relationships, and capital to provide you with the most cost effective options.
  • What is the quality and degree of guidance I can expect for each transaction?

    What is the quality and degree of guidance I can expect for each transaction?

    Whether you are an experienced business or a nascent start-up, our accomplished team strives to make the entire process as simple as possible to understand. We provide prospective clients with step-by-step explanations and projections based on each business’s particular cost, distribution and manufacturing model, so the company fully understands, upfront, all of the benefits of working with us.  That degree of guidance, accessibility and consultation continues throughout the entirety of our relationship.
  • What kind of consulting do you provide?

    What kind of consulting do you provide?

    We have many years of experience in a wide range of industries.  This has given us a unique insight that allows us to help guide you in your business decision making.  In addition to our own expertise, we have developed a large network of sourcing agents, sales representatives, incubators, attorneys, inspection companies, and many other professionals all over the world who can help advise you.
  • Do you have an annual minimum?

    Do you have an annual minimum?

    Yes.  However, our annual minimums are among the lowest, and most flexible, on the market.  Typically, management and financing rates are inversely proportional to the client’s projected annual sales: the greater the projected sales volume, the lower our rates.
  • How well do you collect on accounts?

    How well do you collect on accounts?

    We are proactive and discreet in our collections.  We follow up with the proper accounts payable departments and make sure you get paid as timely as possible.  Our collections team consistently collects payments on invoices faster than our clients or our competitors. In addition, our dilution (i.e. chargebacks/returns) are consistently under 2% throughout our portfolio.  Our ability to manage accounts receivable so efficiently is a credit not only to our communications between our clients and their customers but also to our ability and willingness be proactive, while treating your receivables as our own and cultivating relationships with customers to make future collections easier.
  • How will factoring affect my relationship with my customers?

    How will factoring affect my relationship with my customers?

    If anything, it will improve your relationship with your customers.  Since we will determine the creditworthiness of your customers, not only will you free yourself from making that determination, you might be able to extend open terms to customers to whom you otherwise might not have known were credit worthy.  Extending open terms instead of requiring only credit cards or COD allows your customers to write bigger and more favorable orders. Factoring is a standard practice in any industry where customers deal on open terms.  All big box retailers deal with factors on a daily basis and they have accounts payable departments specifically dedicated to dealing with inquires about payment on receivables.  For most transactions with big retailers, the process is as simple as having to change the "pay to" name with the retailers accounts payable departments and the buyers are usually not even aware of whether a customer is factored or not.