Thursday, 2 July 2015

US Airforce have over $16million worth of excess parts!

If even the US Air Force can over order components, then anybody can! There’s several million dollars worth of excess parts used on the C-130 Hurricane at bases across the United States. An annual audit brought to light the sheer number of parts, valued at an estimated $16 million – phew, that’s a lot of excess parts!

Without making some significant changes to their inventory management, the Defence Logistics Agency will continue to obtain inventory that exceeds their orders. According to the Department of Defence Inspector General, ‘the parts will be hard to get rid of because funds will have to be spent to manage and store the excess inventory, which in turn will drive up costs to customers.’

While you may not have quite as many excess parts as the American Air Force, it shows how easy it is to over order, over estimate or just simply not require the parts ordered anymore. But what to do with these parts? You could leave them in the warehouse on the off chance they might come in handy one day, but realistically you know they will sit there for years, gathering dust and taking up valuable space. How about making some money from your excess instead?

Selling your stock to an inventory specialist is a win-win situation for you and your company. The parts are removed, giving you back storage space and you get a cash injection into the business. And it couldn’t be easier to do. Send in your stock list, get an appraisal, sign the paperwork and it’s done – and if you choose Trading Specialists you’ll get a choice of 3 payment options:

Immediate Payment
• We assess your stock for immediate purchase
• Once purchase is agreed your stock is quickly removed
• You get immediate cash, complete removal of goods and no ongoing liability

Full Consignment
• We sell your stock to maximise market value
• Your surplus stock is marketed to over 16,000 OEMs, CEMs and Distributors worldwide
• Your stock is relocated to our ISO approved warehouse

Part Payment & Consignment
• We buy your stock for immediate cash and a percentage of future sales
• Your surplus stock is removed and marketed worldwide
• You maximise return by getting immediate cash and ongoing revenue

What are you waiting for? Send your stocklist to today!

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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Can excess stock help you save the environment? We think so.

Feeling inspired by Earth Day yesterday? How about if we told you that you can help the environment just by sorting out your stock?

Not only does excess stock inventory take up space which you could be using for something else, by ensuring it is properly dealt with you can lessen the impact it has on the environment. Think about it, you're paying storage fees for something you no longer need, incurring electricity/heating costs which cost you money – and isn't exactly friendly to the environment either!

And what happens when you need to get rid of your excess components? If you hold onto them for too long the stock will become completely useless, need disposing of and this in turn will cause more damage to the environment, and your profitability.

So what can you do instead? By contacting Trading Specialists we can assess and take your excess components away, freeing up your warehouse space, helping lessen the environmental impact and giving your company a cash injection at the same time.

Send your stocklist through to or feel free to call us if you need more information on +44 (0)1904 436550

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for 2015 from all at Trading Specialists

Are you getting excited about the upcoming holiday season? Here at Trading Specialists we certainly are and would like to wish you a very happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

We will be closed for the holiday season from 12:30 (GMT) Wednesday 24th December 2014, reopening in the New Year at 08:45 (GMT) on Monday 5th January 2015.

We will be ready and waiting for your enquiries in the new year and look forward to a happy and prosperous new year.

Season's Greetings and have a fantastic holiday season!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Trading Standards August Bank Holiday Opening Hours

The Trading Standards office will be closed on Monday 25th August and will reopen on Tuesday 26th August at 08:45 (GMT), for all your excess electronic component requirements.

If you have any requirements, please send them over before the bank holiday and we will work on them straight away.

Whilst we are away, please feel free to send your requirements and we will be in touch as soon as we return.

Hope our UK customers and suppliers have a great bank holiday weekend- lets hope we get some sunshine! To everyone else, have a fabulous weekend and we look forward to working with you when we return.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Great results from our latest Service Evaluation!

Your opinion really matters to us at Trading Standards and we would like to say how much we appreciate all of our suppliers who took the time to give us their feedback on our service.

Our latest service evaluation results are something we are really proud of and wanted to share with everyone. The results have been collected, analysed, picked apart and given a jolly good going through so we can use them to continually improve and develop our services!

Thank you to everybody who took part as it gives us great insight into what you need and allows us to give you an even better service, every time.

Here are some of the main findings we wanted to share with you:

  • Rated as Excellent or Very Good by all participants for competitiveness
  • Our top rated service was professionalism
  • 87.5% of respondents will 'definitely' contact Trading Standards again
  • 75% of respondents said that TS are their Preferred/trusted excess inventory partner with the other 25% calling us their Approved excess inventory partner

These are some amazing results and we are really happy that our suppliers trust us and will continue to use our services. We value every one of our suppliers and are always here for the management of your excess, obsolete, slow-moving and EOL electronic components.

Click to view the 7 great reasons to choose Trading Specialists and if you have any feedback or comments regarding our recent Service Evaluation then please let me know!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Trading Specialists UK Easter Opening Times

Trading Specialists' UK office will be closed for the Easter holidays on Friday 18th April 2014 and Monday 21st April 2014. We will be open as usual on Tuesday 22nd April at 08:45 (GMT) for all your excess electronic component requirements.

If you have any excess stock lists, send them over and we will work on them straight away after the Easter break.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for 2014 from all at Trading Specialists

Photo Courtesy of The Marbecca Bakery
Thank you for your continued support throughout the year. We wish you well over the holiday season and New Year celebrations.

We will be closed for the holiday season from 12:30 (GMT) Tuesday 24th December 2013, reopening in the New Year at 08:45 (GMT) on Thursday 2nd January 2014.

We will be ready and waiting to receive your inquiries as normal and look forward to a busy and prosperous New Year.

Once again have a wonderful holiday season.