Every year in Germany, about one million tons old clothing are incurred, which people can’t or don’t want to wear anymore. The Boex company Germany has reliable numbers present, according to which approximately 10% of old clothing land in the trash. The rest, roughly 900.000 tons are re-used, donated or resold. The market niche of used shoes and old clothing is currently flooded with Pop-Ups, creating uncertainty by the original owners. In which collection containers should you throw the used shoes, the one from which the recipients benefit, or the one where shady profiteers cavort? Christian Mueller from Boex has been working in this business for decades and he knows the differences:
Charitable clothing donation or commercial export?
In principle, the world of used clothing collection is easy. Where charitable is on, should have charitable inside. Commercial export companies, instead of the emblem of the Red Cross, Maltese Cross & co, have affixed their logo or contact details on the collection containers. Charitable donations should be made available to citizens from immediate surroundings, because the non-profit aid organizations cannot afford the expensive export. Unlike commercial exports, that aim at such targets as Africa or Eastern Europe. The Boex company Germany is a traditional exporter of used shoes and old clothing. The containers are exemplary labelled (at the upper-left corner of the front door), so that no unintentional insertions should be expected, that the donor actually wanted to make available for a free donation.
So far the theory, the practice looks different…
… differently as expected, the black sheeps are hardly to be found in the commercial export to Africa & Co. to seek. Christian Mueller from Boex sees the labelling of the collection containers not only as a differentiation characteristic to charitable associations, but also as an identification mark
Used shoes for sale, Second hand wholesale for Africa
for collecting drivers, as well as an advertising space. To set a container of old clothing, the Boex company Germany needs a permission from the ground owner, which is rewarded with a monthly rent. The optimal location of a container is a double-sided profitable business, for which a certain experience is necessary. If the setting site is very busy, or if it is located on a convenient parking lots, where you have to stop anyway (such as the supermarket), then you can throw used shoes there, rather than if you had to take a detour for it. For this, Christian Mueller from Boex is ready to pay more, and you can benefit you from the site through the paid rent.
Charitable associations, however, don’t donate all their collections to the needy people from the area, as you would actually expect. If the shoes in Germany are no longer trendy, but still in good condition, they are given for export to Africa & Co.. Of course, this doesn’t happen free of charge, because the transactions between charitable associations and commercial exporters run continuously well. To get a comprehensive picture, you should bear in mind the purpose of revenue. The proceeds realised on the sale to Boex company Germany don’t flow into the pockets of the Association members, but are reinvested for non-profit purposes.
You advantages with the Boex company Germany
Christian Mueller from Boex looks back on many years of experience in international business. Since 1996, he has been exporting used shoes and old clothing with the Boex company Germany. Christian Mueller from Boex has made a habit visiting his customers at least once a year, whether they are in Africa, Eastern Europe or South America. This gives the close business relationship a likeable, trustworthy touch, which has always characterized the Boex distribution company Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH. Moreover, the managing director of Boex gets an impression of which shoes are in particular demand in which countries. Which criteria are important for used shoes to Africa, what is important for the export within Europe? Of course, a transparent partnership for the Boex company Germany is a two-sided question. You are willingly welcome as a guest in Frankfurt, to get to know Christian Mueller from Boex, and to convince yourself of the working methods and of the quality of the used shoes.
– Many years of professional experience in the export
– Personal contacts between Boex and customers
– Knowledge of the destination countries, culture, and requirements on used shoes
– Visit the Boex company Germany in Frankfurt on the Main.