Via Trading is a unique business that specializes in liquidation industry. People can walk into the warehouse, buy pallets of fantastic goods from toys, gift baskets, bedding, etc., and sell it themselves for a profit. Via Trading is helping put people back to work, helping housewives supplement income and giving people the chance to succeed. Even those that were never entrepreneurial to begin with can succeed with Via Trading. I know that many of our readers are good hearted business souls, and after interviewing the CEO, Jaques Stambouli, I feel the same about him.
The Via Trading Liquidation Industry Process
The company started out as a business school project for Stambouli. He believed in it so much, he put the plan to work. Via Trading buys returned and overstocked merchandise from big stores, many of which were hit hard by the struggling economy of the last two years. Via Trading then takes that merchandise and sells it in pallets to anyone. There are no membership fees of any kind. According to Stambouli, the company provides an opportunity for folks to get into an industry that might not have been available to them before. When I asked why he does not charge membership fees, he said that he doesn’t believe in them. If a company is selling memberships, then it isn’t strong enough to stand on its own. If the business model is good, then he doesn’t need to sell a membership fee.
Quality Items that are Useful and Current
When I was sifting through the pallets of items, I was impressed by the quality of the items, the brand names, and how recent many of the items are. I saw the bike I got my son last year, and Guitar Hero II pallets. I focused mostly on the things that housewives would need and could sell easily. Brand name bedding, toys, gift baskets etc, which are great for the holiday season. Everything can be sold out of your garage, on your own online store, Craigslist, etc. It is the perfect entry into the reseller business I think about the different fundraisers for groups, businesses and charities, schools, etc., and instead of raising funds to buy retail items at a store, a group can raise money buy a pallet, and have a real hard hitting auction or sales event to raise even more money for their group. The least expensive pallet is $200 to start, but you can also buy per packet on some items which are priced even lower.
Broker Opportunities for Online Businesses
If having a garage full of merchandise isn’t your thing but want to start a small business by getting into selling overstock items and returns, you can still benefit from Via Trading. They offer a broker program, where you go and set up your own website, list the merchandise, and when you sell something you contact Via Trading and they ship it to your buyer. You set your prices above theirs, and you are left with a profit. This is the best option for people that do not live close enough to the Lynwood, CA, warehouse, which is in the Los Angeles area.