THREE SALES SYSTEMS
WHAT COULD BE MORE CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY?
The BFV wishes to sell as much as possible as, indeed, do the growers who are our members. That is why we listen to what our customers really want and make ourselves as customeroriented as possible. Our sales systems are a good example of this. As a customer, you can make purchases in three different ways. You, yourself, can choose the one easiest for you. In addition, you can log on to our extranet with your own code and password where you can check prices, look at your invoices, follow current orders, see your sales statistics, etc.
LIVE AT THE AUCTION
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, registered buyers can participate in our auction hall in Sint-Truiden at the fruit auction. The traditional Dutch auction system is in force here via a clock. Moreover, when in season, we also auction all kinds of soft fruit in the same manner. This is based on a simultaneous system that all Belgian auctions operate with each other. This enables you to be at one auction hall and still buy from any other auction hall as well.
WITH OUR INTERVENTION
Customers can get into direct contact with the BFV’s commercial department and order their fruit according to specifications. They are then able to choose the type of fruit, its quality, the packaging, as well as the time and location of the delivery. What could be more customer-friendly?
ONLINE AT HOME
If you prefer, you can participate in these auctions from the comfort of your armchair via your PC and the Belgacom ISDN network. Your PC’s clock simulation will be set to the time of the clocks at the auction and you will receive the text as well as the images and sounds from the auction online. You will be connected directly with the auctioneer on the clock. When you log on to the system, the sales data are automatically downloaded, enabling you to buy starting from the next lot that follows. You can view the average clock price regarding quality and your own transactions with one click of your mouse.