BaleBid.com is a recycling trading platform now open in the UK, designed with the knowledge that more and more businesses are enjoying global freedom and speed of online trading. The recycling sector has for many years traded in traditional (some would say outdated) ways. But this is now starting to change as more buyers and mills look online to satisfy orders and source more material.
The core values of BaleBid.com are to unite recyclers globally, make material sourcing easier and ensure the best prices to the producer. It’s a truly global trading platform with a presence in China, Europe, India, Asia (all corners of the globe) and is specifically designed for ease of use by small independent recyclers and brokers right up to mills and bulk importers.
The format is simple. It’s free to list a bale auction, free to register and its even free to the seller when an auction sells. The site also has a dedicated recycling plant classified section catering for new machinery and a used section for balers, forklifts and loading ramps – in effect, anything recycling industry associated. An industry spokesman and advisor to BaleBid had this to say, “For many recyclers, selling their material is usually done by calling or emailing their buyer or multiple buyers to try to get the best price. This is then followed by emailed pictures of the material, maybe a site inspection, then an offer per ton, which could be through a broker. It’s all very old fashioned. BaleBid connects the buyers with the recyclers, it speeds up the whole process, and with buyers all over the world the seller should get the best price per ton available at the time. With fluctuating exchange rates, never steady shipping rates and with the demand at mills varying, it makes for an unsteady market. BaleBid ensures the right buyers are available to the seller and in turn the seller gets the best rate – all with a few clicks of the mouse”.
The BaleBid.com platform, now open in the UK, has listings of bale auctions and is totally free to the seller. The auctions can be set to 1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 days and the site will notify the seller the moment they have a bid or sale. Listings specify details such as if the seller has a certified weighbridge, are the bales stored indoors and if there is sufficient access for large HGV’s. There are also options on the bale tied methods such as wire, twine and bale wrapping. The seller can upload images of the material being sold along with weights and load details and accounts can be accessed by multiple workstations, tablets and smartphones making it easy to use on the move.
BaleBid international Operations Manager Richard Oborne adds, “The site is global, that’s the whole point, and its growing fast. We have buyers logged in constantly looking for more material. For the UK we have integrated a corporate accounts area where a company can have multiple users on their account for buying or selling loads. This has been designed for material brokers and larger recyclers so all activity can be monitored by their admin for their whole team”.
The easy to use platform is a breeze to join, registration is free and it just takes a few minutes. Once registered you can view, bid or sell. Material groups include papers, cardboard, plastics and metals. Listing an auction is free and once an auction is won, BaleBid provide the details of the buyer to the seller and vice versa. From there, the buyer and seller can arrange payment of the material and collection – it really is that simple.
BaleBid will soon be expanding into electrical waste and textiles to satisfy interest from buyers in China and has a very comprehensive FAQ’s for first time users. The trading platform Web Development Advisor, Renaud Clarkson, had this to say, “It’s a moving platform. We want it to cater for all recycling globally. Our mission is to focus on supply and demand and connect the right buyer to the right seller 24/7. The next 12 months will be an exciting time for the UK site”.