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Online wholesale in times of crisis: zentrada Provides a Digital Distribution Platform to Suppliers of Corona Protection Equipment

April 7, 2020

In times of crisis and analogue standstill in trade and distribution, digital platforms make an important contribution to the supply and procurement of goods outside the existing supply chains.

zentrada, Europe's largest sourcing platform in consumer goods trade, is experiencing a major decline in retail purchasing throughout Europe, but also strong growth with its online retailers, who are greatly increasing their sourcing volumes and product ranges.

Due to the strong demand, zentrada launched a unique offer to quickly supply its members with a larger selection and volume.

Thus zentrada accommodates the needs of suppliers for face masks, protective equipment, disinfectants, and cleaning agents and its buyers in the retail, hospitality, and health care sector. Qualified manufacturers and suppliers of protective equipment can now start a “Salesroom” on zentrada’s wholesale platform with a fast-track procedure and without setup fees. The Europe-wide presentation of products is automated and order processing digital, but supported by our zentrada sales staff across Europe. If required, zentrada also takes over the logistic processing. Depending on the internationality and transaction value, a staggered transaction fee is charged.

zentrada has set up a special buyer world for Corona prevention products and informs its members to new offers via its personalized information services. Suppliers can find more information and the application form on our online pages.

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-“Independent retailers are really close to the customers, but often far away from the best suppliers-“. Therefore, more and more retailers see the chance to make their assortments more attractive and diversified through online sourcing, to survive the tough competition.  

The connects more than 363.128 registered and reachable retailers across Europe with leading assortments and brands of the big suppliers from Europe through the zentrada sourcing platforms and TradeSafe order processing system.  

Since 2005, zentrada added separate teams and marketplaces in France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, and an English EU version to its German headquarters to facilitate this connection. zentrada is pioneer, technology, and market leader in the free European wholesale sourcing for resellers.

More than 500 European importers, manufactures, and wholesalers offer almost 400.000 products, trends, and brand products, as well as stock lots, from all product groups of consumer good trade in their own zentrada-Shops.

The integrated TradeSafe order and payment processing allows retailers to handle orders across suppliers easily, with 100% buyer protection, and enables both parties to be part of international trade without risks and language barriers.  Since 2017, zentrada.Distribution offers central delivery and invoicing for product assortments of big international suppliers.

The zentrada Membership and TradeSafe are always free for commercial wholesale purchases. The membership can be extended for a small membership fee to add PREMIUM Services and the FreeD! Flatrate for free deliveries.

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Ingo Schloo, CEO/General Manager
zentrada Europe GmbH & Co. KG
Friedrich Bergius Ring 32b, D-97076 Würzburg
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