Opinion on Furniture Load


surplusseller
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Just wondering if anyone here has ever bought a load of target.com (customer return) knock-down furniture from the Genco warehouse located in Ohio?


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Just wondering if anyone here has ever bought a load of target.com (customer return) knock-down furniture from the Genco warehouse located in Ohio?


Doubtful. Target only has 1 Broker in the USA. Genco is just a CRC Management company. If you want to order Target goods you have to go through their official Broker. Or deal with a Liquidator that claims o order direct and strips the load of anything valuable. I have ordered Loads of Target.com and Target Stores. They do not sell specific breakdowns of their inventory. Genco basically has each store in charge of the CRC loads and you get a mix of anything and everything. Generally if you order a truckload. You get a truckload from the same store. Not multiple stores like many other retailers I Broker for.


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Doubtful. Target only has 1 Broker in the USA. Genco is just a CRC Management company. If you want to order Target goods you have to go through their official Broker. Or deal with a Liquidator that claims o order direct and strips the load of anything valuable. I have ordered Loads of Target.com and Target Stores. They do not sell specific breakdowns of their inventory. Genco basically has each store in charge of the CRC loads and you get a mix of anything and everything. Generally if you order a truckload. You get a truckload from the same store. Not multiple stores like many other retailers I Broker for.


Thanks very much for your response Jimmy.

Looking at the gencomarketplace.com website one does see multiple pages of fixed price furniture specific pallets from target.com so in that sense there are some general categorization of pallets to pick from. Hardgoods from brick and mortar target stores however do appear more generalized as you said and may only be from a particular region.

It's been my experience with hardgood loads here in Canada that many of the CR loads from our big box stores being handled by Genco are only available through a broker, as you mentioned with Target stores in the U.S.

Genco does actually list some of these types of pallets on their website but most are not and are available through a broker only.

In regards to target.com CR furniture loads however, there appears to be a good selection available from the Genco Marketplace itself. My regular broker does not sell these loads.

I'm curious, did you find the CR loads from target.com had less of a waste factor then the brick & mortar target store loads or about the same?

I have another question about waste factor and Genco but I'll ask that in another thread.


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The reason they are more categorized is because the company you are buying from is sorting the loads. (AKA Cherry picking)Meaning they are probably buying multiple truckloads and re stacking the pallets. This has its advantages and its disadvantages. The resorting can cause a larger percentage of damages. If its a larger company and they have more employees you have to deal with employee theft issues where they steal high value small items off the load.

Just a tip. If you see alot of your products coming in on a Gaylord. Then you have a 80% chance that pallet has been cherry picked and sorted. And are not coming to you direct from a retailer or a Broker.

Generally when you deal with a company as large as genco you have a high risk of heavily damaged products too. As they use heavy machinery to sort CR. This machinery throws and tosses items around.

Your best option is to deal with a retailer directly if you have the capital.


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Its too bad you have to deal with this. My company can get you these target loads clean and untouched. Only problems is I dont ship these large loads into Canada because I need a complete manifest and Schedule B codes for everything. Im working on a Sporting goods load right now and its taking forever to get this done with my current workload.


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Its too bad you have to deal with this. My company can get you these target loads clean and untouched. Only problems is I dont ship these large loads into Canada because I need a complete manifest and Schedule B codes for everything. Im working on a Sporting goods load right now and its taking forever to get this done with my current workload.


Thanks very much for your informative replies Jimmy. The paperwork is a pain for sure. I'd be very interested in some of your loads if only you shipped north of the border on a regular basis. Too bad there wasn't a way to streamline the paperwork.


 

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