What is a “joint purchase”?
Joint purchases – it is convenient and incredibly profitable. This is exactly how joint advertising is described by many advertising leaflets and supplier sites on the Internet. However, most of us have learned not to trust advertising, so let’s see what it is and how convenient and profitable it is to use such a system for purchasing goods. gpointstudio, Shutterstock.com Joint Purchase (JV) is a voluntary association of citizens whose goal is to buy goods at the lowest price. The main distinguishing feature from other commodity relations is the word “joint”, which implies collective action. That is, you must first assemble a group of participants, usually quite a big one, in order to purchase a batch of goods from a manufacturer or supplier at minimum prices for a wholesale order, or to assemble a “size” of shoes or clothes – a size range of one product model. There are several types of joint purchases: A classic joint venture is, as a rule, the indefinite purchase of a certain consignment of goods, to which you can join at any time. The most popular form. Redemption of stock from the warehouse, sale of past collections. In this form of the joint venture, firstly, the purchase goes in small batches and is formed very quickly, secondly, the price is significantly reduced, however, the range of goods is limited. Remains available – this type resembles the previous one, with the only difference that the remains are not in stock but at the intermediary, so the assortment is even more limited, but the price is usually low. Order from foreign catalogs – the purchase of things sold in the United States, China, Europe. Sometimes it’s not just the price, because without the services of an intermediary, buyers simply cannot buy the selected product and arrange for it to be delivered to Russia. Pre-order new collections – we are talking about clothes or shoes, the collections of which will be released to the market over time. Especially true for fashionistas who like to get new models first. The order here goes a few weeks or even months before the expected release date of the collection, and by the beginning of the new season you are already wearing new clothes, which you purchased relatively inexpensively. When using the joint venture appears a large number of positive aspects. Here are some of them: The main advantage of the joint venture is the price. Thanks to the purchase from the manufacturer, the buyer manages to avoid the large number of markups that each of the links delivering the goods from the manufacturer to the final consumer makes. Here you just have to pay a small cheat supplier. Save time. Due to the fact that a wide range of products is assembled in one place, there is no need to run around the market in search of the desired model, color, size, spending hours on it, just a few mouse clicks to find out what are the sizes and colors of the chosen style. In addition, as a rule, you can also order home delivery, which is also important, especially for those who value their time or who physically cannot make large purchases in regular outlets. Opportunity to purchase a unique product, or among the first to get the novelty you like. Many girls understand how unpleasant the situation can be when you see in the same company (at a party, in the office) a friend (girlfriend, colleague) in the same dress or blouse that you have. The problem becomes more complicated if you live in a small town and the range in stores and on the market is very scarce. When C P, who gather, as a rule, from almost all over the country, there is a very small chance to meet a person in the same outfit as you have. Often in the forums of the joint venture you can find people with similar views, so you have to make, albeit virtual, but friends. However, by no means all sites advertising their services to the supplier fully describe all the moments that an adjoining user will have to face. Therefore, before sending a request for the product you like, examine the site itself and the conditions that you, as its user, will have to adhere to. In addition, it is worth remembering that these sites are not shops, but only suppliers, and therefore the responsibility for them is much less. Here are some of the “disadvantages” that you may have to face when you become a member of a joint venture: At best, the waiting period for delivery from the time of ordering is 10 days. But it is often possible to wait months for a complete order for the selected product to be collected, which is very risky For example, if you chose a new thing for children who grow literally “by the hour”, or for a holiday that can pass. A supplier of joint ventures (unlike retail suppliers of goods) does not assume responsibility for the quality of goods, he, as a rule, does not provide guarantees for the return or exchange of an item that did not fit, and sometimes even a defective item. Although there are bona fide owners of sites that have an established relationship with the supplier and can make that change thing. But even in this case, all transportation costs you have to pay from your wallet.