Earlytrade Marketplace

Trusted by over 40,000+ suppliers in Australia to manage invoices and request early payments

Marketplace where suppliers set rate for early payment

Supplier offers matched against buyer’s cost of capital and funds available

Buyers pay suppliers directly the same way, only earlier

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How Earlytrade Marketplace works
Earlytrade Marketplace Explained

Establishing the market place: Earlytrade is integrated with the Buyer's ERP, then all suppliers are invited to participate.

Joining the program: Suppliers wishing to access early payments simply register and verify themselves on the platform without needing to endure onerous KYC requirements. Suppliers do not have to register if they do not wish to.

Invoice approval: Invoices approved for payment in the Buyer’s ERP system are automatically uploaded to the early payment platform.

Buyer action: The Buyer determines the amount of surplus cash they are able to make available for early payment and the discount rate required for early payments to be accepted (based on their own marginal cost of funds). A portion of these funds are allocated for early payment to small business only.

Supplier discretion: Suppliers are able to view when their invoices will be paid and decide whether their business would benefit from early payment. If so, the supplier submits a request into the marketplace platform for early payment (prior to the contractually agreed payment term) by nominating a discount they are willing to accept on their invoices. All suppliers with invoices approved for payment are able to specify their individual discount rate. Suppliers always maintain complete discretion over whether they bid for early payment and the discount rates offered.

Marketplace clearing: Using a volume weighted average price (VWAP) bidding model, the marketplace matches eligible bids to the committed supply of working capital. This averages the discount rate across all approved invoices payable to an individual supplier. If the VWAP discount rate exceeds the minimum rate required by The Buyer, and the stated cash limit has not been exceeded, that particular supplier will be granted early payment. The competitiveness of discount rates within the marketplace is entirely determined by supply and demand dynamics, with no use of AI to target specific suppliers.

Small business allocation: To ensure large suppliers do not exhaust the entire supply of working capital, Earlytrade keeps an allocation of cash reserved only for small business suppliers. Small businesses are therefore guaranteed early payment until that allocation has been utilised, after which they can access the broader market. This model guarantees equitable treatment of small businesses as they always compete on a level playing field with other small businesses.

Payment rescheduled: The marketplace platform (Earlytrade) interacts with the Buyer’s ERP system to automatically confirm the discount amount and rescheduled payment date for successful suppliers.

Buyer cash utilised: Early payments are made on a daily basis from the Buyer’s corporate bank account directly to the suppliers’ bank accounts, with no third party financing required. This reduces the KYC and onboarding requirements for small businesses.

Key supplier benefits:

  • Supplier driven marketplace
  • Suppliers maintain complete discretion as to if and how they interact with the platform, including the discount rates offered
  • VWAP bidding model enables early payment for tens-of-thousands more invoices
  • Discount rates in the marketplace entirely determined by supply and demand dynamics, with no manipulation by AI
  • Small business verification service
  • Portion of marketplace funds specifically segmented for small business early payment
  • No third party financing required
  • No KYC requires for suppliers to endure

Earlytrade provided a detailed explanation of our marketplace model in our submission to the Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman's review into Supply Chain Finance. Download our full submission here

Earlytrade Marketplace delivers deep
supply chain engagement for Asahi Beverages

In 2019, Asahi Beverages selected Earlytrade Marketplace for its ability to scale and engage the entire supply chain. Asahi Beverages wanted to give suppliers enhanced visibility and flexibility around their payments.

Launching in late 2019, the program is available to suppliers across its three regional businesses Asahi Premium Beverages, Asahi Lifestyle Beverages and Asahi Beverages New Zealand. In 2020, the program will be extended to suppliers of Carlton & United Breweries following the completion of the acquisition.

Which supply chain finance programs does
the Small Business Ombudsman view as leading the way

The Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman has stated that a truly collaborative SCF program does not discriminate against particular suppliers. Its use must be at the control of the supplier and they should have the freedom not to use it.

The Ombudsman’s final report into Supply Chain Finance highlights a number of clients using Earlytrade Marketplace, particularly in the treatment of small businesses.

Whitepaper: How Australia’s largest early payment
marketplace has created the best supplier
experience for meeting working capital demands

The digitisation of supply chains is well underway. Once only available to multinational corporations, companies of all sizes can now participate in the largest working capital marketplace in the Asia Pacific region.

Earlytrade has developed an entirely unique ecosystem that allows companies to draw working capital seamlessly from one another as well as tap into off-balance sheet funding using domestic and international banks without any of the traditional problems of classic supply chain finance.

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Lion improves supplier payment terms
and offers a next day payment solution

In 2017 Lion recognised that improving cash flow was a common challenge faced by their suppliers and wanted to be proactive in helping suppliers sustainably.

Lion selected Earlytrade Marketplace for its innovative platform and Australian-focus to provide a next-day payment offering to suppliers in addition to improving their standard payment terms to 30 days.

Our unique funding models are
tailored for Australian and NZ companies
Australian Made.
What you get with our
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Lowest pricing and best credit lines in the local market
Funding margins that are double that of the domestic banks
Switch seamlessly between on and off-balance sheet funding
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Your financial information will be shared with offshore underwriters in Europe and across the globe
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