Thursday, 28 May 2015

An Order to Remember

Textile Industrytestimonials

It was mid-October,  A time for festivals in India.  A time to embrace new hopes for the coming year. And yes, for all the businessmen and traders, a time to earn business and make unparalleled profits. At least, that is what Mr. Rakesh Trivedi must have thought.  But, God had some other plans, and not so pleasing ones. Well, let’s hear it straight from the man!

“It was through a very good friend”, recalls Mr. Trivedi. He said, “It was on 11th Oct, 2011, I can recall because well how can one forget such a day! My friend barged into my office with this huge smile on his face. He gleamed with excitement when he told me about his relative, Mr. Sahu who lived in the States. To complete one of his organisation’s orders, Mr. Sahu was required to acquire a whopping quantity of three 40’ HQ of Tapestry Christmas Cushion Covers. My friend had suggested Mr. Sahu that I can provide him with the material at a reasonable rate. Mr. Sahu agreed to negotiate & eventually place order.”  Adds Mr. Trivedi, “To be frank, I thought the idea was preposterous and I cannot strike such a deal, especially with no excess funds for backing. However, my friend was insistent, and ultimately we closed the deal! As excited as I was about the order, I knew it was something that would take up the better part of my capital and would leave me almost cashless. However, I moved forward towards completing the order.  It took me a lot of taxing days and sleepless nights before I could get the order ready.”

He continued, “It was 25th of November, when the phone rang. It was my friend at the other end, but this time the perkiness in his voice was missing. He sounded grim. Turned out, the organisation was shut down, and the consignment was no longer required. I was dumbstruck. Though there was still time for Christmas, but for an order this huge, there was no possibility of finding a doting customer. I was right. There was no customer. Not in 2011. Not in the coming three years. My finances were in a bad shape. As guilty as my friend was feeling, one fine day he gathered some courage and came to me. He suggested a website called www.textilestock.in, where many other home textile suppliers like I had published there stock. He insisted that I visit the site and put up the details of my stock up there. Although reluctantly, I agreed. I got in touch with the team, and did as required. And there can be no words, whatsoever, to explain my surprise and joy, when my entire stock of homefurnishing textiles got sold out within a span of just 9 days! Yes, that’s true, I sold it to 2 different traders and that too at approximately my production price! Well God, or let’s say the universe, works in mysterious ways. That’s all I can say. I can never thank my stars, or for that matter www.textilestock.in enough!”