Inventory and Asset Evaluation
The first step in our process is to evaluate the assets and inventory that you have. Whether they are overstocks, closeouts, out-of-season items, or any other kind of inventory, we are interested.
While evaluating inventory sounds simple, there are a lot of variables that need to be considered.
A few of the things we consider when evaluating your inventory are:
- What is the product?
- What is the volume of your inventory?
- Is the inventory a known brand?
- Is the product new or used?
- Has there been any deterioration or damage to the inventory or packaging?
- Is the inventory marked?
- What is the location of the merchandise?
Tell Us What Type of Inventory You Have
Send us your best inventory listing with quantities and samples so we can give you the best possible price. Please identify different types of inventory within your lot. We suggest you use Microsoft Excel to create the list and be sure to include the type, quantity, UPC or ISBN, price, and any other identifying information.
How Much Inventory Will We Purchase?
We are interested in purchasing any excess inventory or overstocks you might have, whatever size, 2,500 to 5,000,000+ units. But we are also interested in having an ongoing relationship, where we purchase product from you on a regular basis, every month, or a few times a year.
Putting a Valuation on your Inventory
DVA will complete an asset valuation analysis of your inventory based on current industry and market conditions. The final analysis will provide an estimated price value, defining your inventory as re-sellable, marketable product.
What Happens to Your Inventory?
We want DVA to become your long-term partner in the management and movement to secondary channels of obsolete, overstock, or closeout inventories.
As part of our purchase of your inventory, we discuss the best possible options for your product. This may include discussing redistribution guidelines or restrictions with you (on a product-by-product basis if necessary), and arranging all logistics and shipping.
Where Does Your Inventory Go?
Moving the inventory is the next step. DVA handles all the logistics of our transaction, which saves you time and money. We will also handle any storage of the inventory if that is necessary before we move it to our secondary channels.
Acquired inventories are shipped to one of our warehouses, “sanitized” of any marks of origin, price tags, or other information and prepared for distribution.
What Are The Terms of Our Purchase of Your Inventory?
Anything and everything we purchase is bought on a one-way basis, as-is, hassle-free, with no returns. We we make an offer, we always intend to buy all you have of the item. This way, you aren’t stuck with product you don’t want and you can put the full benefits of the sale to us on your books.
As a result of our years of experience, we have a variety of relationships with retailers – both mainstream, large-scale retailers and smaller, alternative channels – as well as wholesale distributors.
Once we have your inventory and have clarified any redistribution restrictions with you, we will begin shipping the inventory to our distribution channels.
What are DVA’s Distribution Channels?
We sell to many of the dollar discount chains, major retailers, warehouse clubs, distributors, etc., through out the country as well as internationally. We have contacts and do business with numerous tertiary and ancillary retailers – such as gift shops, zoos, kiosks, cruise ships, our own retail outlets; Kugler’sGolo Outlet and many more.
Where Will My Inventory End Up?
If you would like to know where your inventory will end up, we are happy to discuss this with you in detail. However, we do not disclose all our clients publicly because we value the relationships we have with them.
Once we have determined the value of your inventory and shipped it to our warehouse to confirm, you will receive payment promptly.
How Much Will We Pay for Your Inventory?
There are a variety of factors that contribute to the value of your inventory including amount, quantity, market conditions and so on. The price really depends upon the type of inventory. Please refer to the Inventory and Evaluation section above for more information.
How Will I Get Paid for My Inventory?
You will receive a check drawn on our company accounts for the full agreed-upon amount of our purchase.
That’s it! It’s pretty simple working with us. We hope you’ll have a great experience and choose to do business with us again soon.