From only £190+vat per month
From only £190+vat per month
Having worked in the Fresh Produce industry as an IT Manager for over a decade Reg Jackson believed there was a need for a simple to use, inexpensive Consignment trading platform for use by independent Importers, Processors and Wholesalers, and so in 2010 he set up SolutionJ as a software company, and from there TradaBase was born.
Reg partnered with four independent consignment trading businesses, all of whom had found that many Consignment Trading software systems were designed around the needs of businesses with hierarchical team structures. TradaBase was designed from the ground up to support the needs of independent businesses with smaller, multi-disciplined teams.
Most TradaBase users have worked with at least one other Consignment Trading system. They think TradaBase is the best one they've used and here's why:
Business needs change, and so does TradaBase. By keeping in touch with our customers, and understanding how the fresh produce business works, TradaBase can constantly be updated to make sure it always remains the right system to use..
The TradaBase Fresh Produce trading platform is a subscription-based platform, i.e. you pay a simple, per user per month fee; you don't need to splash out huge amounts of capital to start using it. It can run on a single laptop or desktop computer, your own server if you have one, or we can set up and manage a hosted (rented) server for you.
You can be up and running on the TradaBase Fresh Produce trading platform very quickly, it's been done in two weeks before and we can probably beat that! Training is provided onsite or remotely and takes around 1 - 1.5 hours per person to get you started (further training is then provided as you go along: we find this works well, after all who remembers what they were shown in boring, day-long classrooms?).
If you'd like to have a chat or even a demo of TradaBase please get in touch. As long as you know how many people would use the system we can provide a fixed-price quotation for you within minutes.
"We are a start-up fresh produce importer, so needed a user-friendly system that covers all the processes and variations associated with the trade.
Tradabase offers exactly that and is cost efficient at the same time. It allows us to control the supply chain, from containers on the water and through clearance, to the storage of fruit and the eventual sale by the box or the pallet. It also allows us to repack into different formats, linking back to the original consignments and recording waste.
Fast and attentive customer service from SolutionJ, including tweaks when necessary, means we’re never left frustrated or limited by what it can achieve.
Going with Tradabase has been proven to be a great business decision."
Beta Best Produce Limited
"Not long before we started trading, after surveying several ERP systems, we were referred to TradaBase by a business contact.
TradaBase describes itself as a "Consignment Trading Platform" rather than a full ERP. We were unsure at the time, as our business was aiming high but trading a limited number of SKUs to a fairly small customer base.
We soon realised that we needed to keep things simple, as very often complex systems systems require a substantial workforce to be able to operate efficiently.
TradaBase happened to be the perfect solution for us, as it is 1) flexible, 2) simple, 3) easy to operate and 4) inexpensive.
We commissioned it in July and were live by early August, fully trading by 1 September. Reg procured and set up Sage 50c on the hosted server and took care of EDI integration.
We hope to have traded £50 million in value by the end of year 1, and we are confident our business is in good hands."
"From day 1 of live trading we’ve known exactly what our trading situation is.
One of the key benefits of TradaBase is the transparency that it offers, enabling us to have real time profitability over many categories such as consignments, products, customers, suppliers transport and logistics costs etc.
We’re very happy with TradaBase and can see how it’s going to help us grow and control our business for many years to come .”
Anthony Bonfield & Mark Stuart
Wellfresh Produce Ltd
"From the start of Fruit Vision, Reg and TradaBase have been fantastic.
It’s a great piece of software and to have the such direct contact to assist with the system whenever needed was extremely helpful.
TradaBase does everything I need to run my business with efficiency and transparency."
Fruit Vision Ltd
"Having used several different systems designed for the fresh produce industry, in my opinion, none compare to Tradabase.
The ease of use and simple user interface of the system grants the user all the tools and functions required for an Importer/exporter of any size to be able to set up Consignments quickly and allocate the Orders to customers.
It possesses a variety of reporting functions suitable for any size business, Intrastat features and can plug in to your existing Sage 50, Sage One or Xero accounting software for an overall seamless transaction.
It can handle a single box order to a multimillion pound supermarket program.”
WT Hill & Sons (Imports) Ltd
"As a start up we had a long list of requirements that were crucial to us in looking for a consignment trading system. Not only did it need to support the full range of trading types we planned to take on, but it also had to be something we could put in quickly, learn quickly, and that wouldn’t sap our capital.
TradaBase was recommended to us, and Reg got us up and running very quickly indeed. All the training had to be done remotely as the project took place entirely within the first national Covid lockdown, but the system is very easy to learn, and after an hour or so’s training each we were confident with all the daily routines, and since then, as and when unusual circumstances have cropped up, Reg has been on hand to give us a quick walkthrough.
TradaBase has helped us operate Amoco Produce efficiently and economically from day one, and we would happily recommend it to anyone looking for a computerised consignment trading system."
Procurement and Sales Director
Amoco Produce Ltd