The objective of a business and its customers in any industry are always in conflict. Businesses would want to receive funds immediately after their product or service gets delivered while their customers want to enjoy a credit period for as long as possible. If you offer friendly credit terms to persuade your customer, it means you will receive funds later and this creates a working capital gap within the organization that needs to be bridged. Having adequate working capital helps businesses expand as they can take on new market opportunities with additional funds on their hands. But conventional working capital products like Overdraft and Cash Credit Facilities provided by Banks require hard collateral and organized financial statements which might be difficult for small businesses. This is where a working capital finance solution like Invoice Discounting comes in. In Invoice Discounting a business can sell goods/services to their customers under an agreed credit period, invoice them and receive funds against the invoice. This invoice can be forwarded to a financing company such as Drip Capital which provides a collateral-free invoice discounting facility for exporters using an online platform where you can upload your invoices. Upon receiving the invoice, Drip Capital finances 80% of the invoice value within 24 hours. When the buyer makes his payment to Drip Capital after his credit period is over, it releases the remaining 20% of invoice value after deducting service and interest charges.
There are certain checks for export business to understand whether it needs Invoice Discounting. Do you want to extend flexible payment terms to your buyers? Does waiting for buyer's payments creates a cash crunch in your business? Are you credit limits from your bank is insufficient/exhausted and do you require more funds to grow your business? Do you want a fast & collateral-free solution? An invoice discounting facility provided by Drip Capital can take care of all these issues with ease and efficiency.
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Exporter of Plastic products from Maharashtra
We started factoring our export invoices with Drip in FY17-18 and by 18-19 we were getting almost 25% of our invoices financed by them. With the boost in working capital and increased competitiveness in foreign markets because of better terms of sale, our turnover has shown a substantial increase.
Exporter of frozen foods from Andhra Pradesh
As an exporter you may have a great offering, but without easy access to short-term finance, you face challenges in scaling and have to let go of many opportunities. Drip Capital’s easy and efficient export finance solution has helped us ensure there is continuous cash flow in our business. Now we can convert possibilities which we otherwise would have passed on. The result has been a 220% jump in sales in FY19.
Exporter of Red chillies from Andhra Pradesh
When we started our business in 2017, traditional lending institutes could not keep up with the increasing orders from our buyers. With Drip capital fulfilling our working capital requirement, in FY 19 our business reported massive growth as compared to the previous year, over 50% of those export invoices were financed by Drip.
Exporter of Basmati Rice from Punjab
Drip’s factoring service has ensured that our liquidity doesn’t remain tied up in invoices for a long time. Since the start of our collaboration, we have been able to cater to more buyers and our export turnover has increased 4x between FY17-18 and FY18-19.