For Amazon sellers not offered loan from Amazon Lending program, here are several other ways to be financed to upgrade the inventory without worrying about it so much.
Peer to Peer Loan
A P2P lending requires the seller to create a profile on their website rather than submitting an application to individual lenders; conventional or not. The profile is then studied by investors and if they like it, they can sponsor an investment.
Unlike Amazon, this type of lending doesn’t depend solely on the score credit of a seller as the requirements vary from investor to investor as some may see the score credit while others would prefer the ratings assigned to the account. Having said that, since everything about the account and its performance is public at the website, the investors can review it and the privacy is maintained as the real name of the seller isn’t disclosed. For more options to sign up for funding, see InvestBurundi on Amazon Seller loans and various other prospects.
The advantage with P2P loan is that you’re are not restricted to take the loan you’re offered. Instead you can weigh each offer on the terms of interest rates and suitability and decide accordingly. However, since the bidding is made by the investors, the approval and funding can take as long as few minutes or even up to several weeks.
This is a quicker way to borrow cash and requires no collateral. Factoring involves selling of the account’s receivables to the lending company in change for some fast cash. This option is particularly appealing to smalls business owners as it requires no collateral. At the stake of the receivables, the seller may receive an amount that varies from 75-80% depending upon the receivable’s quality and once they are paid off, the difference between the apparent amount of seller’s invoice and the amount the company retains in reserves is what the seller gets.
This is a rather difficult way to secure loans as it involves seeking funds from local banks or credit unions. The funding depends on the seller’s performance and requires an entire list of documents before approval which itself can take up to weeks. The pros of traditional banks however, is the lower fees they offer as compared to the other options discussed previously.