The process of starting a business can prove quite challenging especially when it comes t raising the required amount of operating cash in the name of capital. In many cases, businesses are established in the backdrop of a viable idea, the main obstacle however comes to the surface when your business grows a step further to get form the idea stage to the running stage and you are faced with the challenge of providing the goods that you have expressed to your customers that you are able to supply only to find yourself without any money to help you purchase the required stock to enable you to effect the delivery of the order. It is at this point that the use of purchase order financing comes in handy.
Purchase order financing is a concept in which the financial institution takes the front role in making sure that the goods are supplied to the client by giving a letter of credit to the supplier on behalf of their client so that the goods that the client wants to supply to his client are given to the client. There are conditions attached to this service however and not any body can just walk into the banking hall of any financing institution with a purchase order and expect to get a credit note from the bank.
The bank or financing institution must be assured of their pay before they can undertake to write a credit note on you behalf to your supplier. On the other hand, once the goods are delivered, the payment of the supply must be made into the account of the client in the bank that gave you the credit note in the first place. This will ensure the bank or financing company that their money is not lost under whatever circumstance and they also get to keep a small percentage of the profit gained from the transactions. This makes it a winning situation for all the parties involved.
Purchase order is a sure way of making easy profit in a business that does not have adequate operating capital at all and can be a very good source of growth for newly established companies that may not have the capital base required to maintain their businesses demands. It is however important to ensure that your new business meets all the requirements in order to benefit from purchase order financing. It is oimportant to note that purchase order financing is only applicable in the supply of goods and not services.