As office liquidators, it is National Office Wholesale’s (N.O.W.) goal is streamlining the process of maximizing potential return on your used commercial furniture. We take a consultative approach to making your life easier when upholding contractual obligations in your commercial office space. Read our step-by-step approach below to see if we are a good fit to be your office liquidators!
Step 1 – Assess Client’s Needs
N.O.W. will arrange a time and send representative to inventory and take pictures of your existing furniture. This is a thorough process that depending on the size of the location could take 1-3 hours or more. If there are floor plans available this helps the process go quicker and smoother. During this walk through we will assess the building and determine the needs.
Step 2 – Provide Budgets – “not-to-exceed” (worst case scenario)
N.O.W. provide a market-competitive estimate of the cost for to remove and dispose of all the furniture in the event none of it is sold or donated. While it is rare that this ultimately becomes the cost to the client, it provides a “worst-case-scenario” budget, as well as a real world understanding for the client of the “value” of the services N.O.W. is providing. Then N.O.W. will include it is “not-to-exceed” proposal in that event. – If hired, our mission is to reduce the client’s costs as much as possible, and where possible, provide a positive return.
Step 3 – Marketing Client’s Furniture – AND Revenue Sharing!!
Once N.O.W. is hired as the used furniture Broker and Liquidation Manager, we will implement our aggressive marketing strategy to offer the inventory for sale to our local and national buyers through our web site, email blasts, and a phone call campaign to our buyers who we believe will be most likely to be interested in the specific inventory. As interest is generated, N.O.W. will field all inquiries, arrange any requested site visits by prospective buyers, and negotiate pricing. Once all furniture has been removed from the space, and the accounting is complete, N.O.W. will credit a percentage of the profit from used furniture sales against the client’s decommission costs, with the goal of getting the client’s costs as close to (or better than) zero as possible. Then we will prepare a summary to the client of the “net” result.
Step 4 – Charities
In the event that some (or all) of the furniture is not purchased by our buyers, N.O.W. will reach out to our local charity partners to try to repurpose it there. Any furniture taken by charities will result in a reduction in removal costs and landfill fees to the client, and a certificate of donation can be provided to the client by the charity.
Step 5 – Furniture Removal & Space Decommission
Whether the furniture is sold, donated, or ends up in landfill, N.O.W. will coordinate and oversee all labor to remove the furniture to ensure the client’s interest are protected, the space is left undamaged, the project is completed timely, and the space is left in “broom swept” condition.
Step 6 – Follow up & Invoicing
Once the project is complete, N.O.W. will handle all invoicing to buyers, payments to vendors, and (if applicable) payments to the client. We will also follow up with the client to confirm satisfaction and if there are any “punch” items that need to be handled.