Information Systems have played an increasingly visible role over the past several years in improving the competitiveness
of business. More than just tools for handling repetitive tasks, they are used to guide and advance all
of a company’s‘ daily activities. Integrated management software is today very often a key source of significant
Exporter makes sure the L/C is valid and corresponds to the timetables agreed
with the Importer regarding both the delivery of the goods and payments. Another
question: can the documents be negotiated or transferred within the term of the
L/C? Can the Exporter accept all the restrictions and limitations of the L/C? Are
there any impossible conditions (for instance, in contravention of the foreign
exchange regime) or wrong details (name of a port which does not exist, etc.)
Normally, when the suppliers have decided to sell goods on credit, they
believe that the customers are trustworthy and will be able to pay their
invoices. they fell sure that they will get paid. But they still have the
problem that the customers may delay payment and their money is tied up
in unpaid invoices, which is harmful for their business.
Factoring is a way of raising money from unpaid invoices. The factor
agrees to buy the invoices of the suppliers at a discount. In this way the
suppliers do not have to wait for a long thime for payment.
The Transaction Finding a market for the goods (market research) Selecting the marketing channels Negotiations Pricing Distribution channels Order Contract Commercial Invoice Commercial Invoice must include (minimum): Payment Terms Mode of Payment Division of Costs Details of Carrier Details of Receiving Party Details of Buyer Other Details For best results use the ECE (Economic Commission for Europe) Standard Commercial Invoice Packing List must include (minimum): Contents of the Packaging (=of the shipment) If more than one package or outer and inner packing – all contents per each pac...
Public-sector organisations are good
customers. They have to be fair, honest and
professional in the way they choose suppliers
and in any dealings with them. Most are also
long-standing, stable customers, and have to
pay in good time and in line with agreed
contract terms. Public-sector organisations
have to pay within 30 days (or any other
agreed period) of receiving a valid bill or
invoice. You will find more information on this
later in this guide.
You may also find that trading successfully
with the public sector can make your business
a real option for private-sector customers.
Andre Sampri Sporting Goods Store purchases sporing goods merchandise on account from various vendors. Below is an invoice from Tennis Wear World.
Prepare Andre Sampri’s journal entries for each of the following transactions, assuming use of a periodic inventory system and the “gross method” of recording:
To record the invoice on May 15.
To record the return of the Summer Fun collection on May 17.
To record the payment of the balance due if payment occurred on May 20.
To record the payment of the balance due if payment occurred on May 30....