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  F&P academy is a training program oriented towards students from all over the world who are willing to pursue a career in sales. The ideal candidate should possess such personal traits as being proactive, intellectually curious, imaginative, well-mannered and persistent. During a journey lasting six months, the trainees acquire the necessary set of skills to be capable to seal deals with clients independently. After the initial schoolings on general sales skills and our internal business processes, the aspirant salespeople are thrown into the cold water. Learning by doing is the best way to achieve self-empowerment! We are happy that Saumya joined our team together with a few fellow interns. We wish them all the best on their exciting learning path!   "Hello, I am Saumya Kasat and I was born and raised in India, and I come from a business background family. My parents run a textile company. They started with selling traditional Indian women textiles online. Nowadays they deal with a broad product range, including stock clothing. Over the years I have witnessed how the business evolved from being present only in the online landscape to launching several brick and mortar shops. The sense of excitement which springs from experiencing something unexpected every day, coupled with the thrilling hustle of an entrepreneur’s life, made me develop a keen interest in entrepreneurship from a very early age. That's the reason why I decided to study Business Administration. Since childhood, I have been taking every opportunity to develop myself personally and professionally. In 2018 I moved to Hungary for a one-year internship. My area of responsibility was about to taking care of networking and management for a student organization. This working experience abroad helped me to become more independent. Besides, I started to appreciate the value of small things even more than before. I was always interested in movies based on entrepreneurs’ biographies. One of my favorites remains "The Social Network", which shows that age is never a barrier if you are brave enough to go all the way to transform your vision into reality. Another film of this kind that particularly impressed me is "Guru", a Bollywood movie based on India's biggest company. It tells the story of a simple Indian boy born in a slum, who after have been employed in different jobs, starts his own business and eventually makes it one of the top 10 businesses worldwide. Since you can’t turn your business idea into life without having at least some minimal presentation skills, the spirit of the F&P academy goes hand in hand with my personal aspirations. Considering that the F&P Academy aims to train external sales agents, who are supposed to operate from their respective home countries after having completed the training, I felt that this was the right opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to kickstart my career. I did not think twice before applying and it turned out that it has been one of my best decisions ever. I particularly appreciate the fact that our supervisors are constantly pushing us to go off the beaten path. Besides, the team leaders are always open to new ideas and they also strive to provide the necessary means to realize them. This renders the company authentically dynamic and young. The perspective of being in charge of the unpredictable Indian market made me feel excited and worried at the same time. However, I must say that moving to Berlin encourages you to leave the comfort zone. Berlin is more of an emotion rather than a city. Its beauty lies in how diverse it is as you can find all the cultures represented here. One could safely assert that no matter who you are or where you come from, Berlin is a place you'll fall in love with!" ...
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In this episode of AllesRoger's Podcast called “New Work Gedanken” Ole and Julius, the founders and CEOs of F&P, are talking about their intentions behind letting the company undergo an ECG Audit and their plans of implementing the principles of the Econonmy for the Common Good.   The Economy for the Common Good (ECG) is a new economical model, which was developed by the Austrian economist Christian Felber as an alternative to the currently prevalent capitalistic economical system. In contrast to the latter, the main objective of the ECG is not the topmost accumulation of capital, the focus rather lies on the increase of the common good. This fundamental change not only implies a sustainable development, it also means a slight rejection of Adam Smith's theory of the invisible hand with its latent and unintenional advancement of the common good. Although the capitalistic economical system was and still is able to produce wealth, it also leads to highly negative aspects like climate change, inequality and environmental pollution. Therefore Felber proposes a new economical order that is based upon 5 key principles: Human dignity, Cooperation, Transparency, Social justice and Sustainability. ...
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Welcome at F&P - Julia In light of the substantial growth of our F&P B2C unit over the past months, we needed qualified assistance to keep up with the steady increase in sales. For this reason, we are very happy that Julia joined our growing team! Julia, would you like to describe the career path which brought you to marketing & sales? I come from Göttingen, a small but very beautiful town located in the southern Lower Saxony. After school, I completed an apprenticeship in Hannover as a digital and print media clerk. Afterward, I worked in sales at the main regional newspaper. In the frames of this stimulating traineeship, I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to gain insights into the different departments of a modern media company. After my first station in marketing & sales, my journey as a trainee went on to production and, at a later time, to manufacturing, purchasing, controlling and sales. Once I got a feeling for the various stages of a newspaper’s value production chain, I chose to focus on advertising sales. The relatively free time management, coupled with a distinctly creative job profile with a strong focus on exchanging ideas with customers, was what I liked the most about it. After 4.5 years, I decided to go back to university again. This time I studied business administration / economics at the Georg-August-University for a few semesters before moving to Berlin in April 2019. May you tell us something more about the interplay between living and working in Berlin in the fashion industry? Berlin is an exciting, young and fast-moving city where you can experience a lot. I am looking forward to being here and to gaining new positive experiences and impressions, to developing my career and of course to making many new contacts. F&P is ideal to grow, learn and develop in a youthful, dynamic team. I like the start-up character, the relaxed atmosphere and above all the strong sense of team spirit. I joined F&P in mid-July and since then work as a B2C Content Manager. We sell numerous products - mainly shoes, textiles and accessories - via various online marketplaces to the end customers worldwide. Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the UK account for our key markets. On an everyday basis, I am confronted with multiple exciting and stimulating tasks, including being the customer service contact person for any kind of inquiries. The creative part of my work is not neglected though, as we are fully responsible for the creation of product descriptions, photo production and the subsequent image editing. In my spare time, I love to go shopping as (almost) every woman does. The special thing about my work is that as a young woman with a passion for fashion, I am constantly involved with fashion trends, which in turn incites me to give the best of myself in the workplace. ...
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Welcome at F&P - Adriana As a member of the F&P Academy Adriana Romić joins our company and will henceforth support our B2B Sales Team! Adriana is from Croatia and will therefore mainly focus on the Croatian overstock and wholesale market.  During her traineeship at F&P Stock Solution she will (among other things) learn to negotiate, conduct product and competitor analyses and identify business opportunities. Learn more about our new Sales Trainee for Croatia  My name is Adriana, I'm 25 years old, and have recently completed a Masters degree in Business in my hometown of Osijek, Croatia. Before coming here, I was employed at a creative agency called ReRoot in Croatia as a Sales and Project Manager. In my free time, I like to hang out with friends and travel. I spent the last semester of my studies in Portugal as an exchange student and this exciting experience was a trigger for me to seek further professional opportunities abroad.  Why F&P? Sales have always been my passion and the sector that I have enjoyed the most in doing business. Since I have already worked in sales, I aspired to continue developing my skills and acquiring new knowledge. From the moment I saw an opportunity for F&P Academy as a Sales B2B trainee, I knew that this is the next step I want to take. Working in a fast-growing start-up and being surrounded by people who are experts in their fields of work and approachable with advice to newcomers is just one of the benefits of F&P. Apart from the professional skills and knowledge, I'm able to receive here, one of the most valuable things of F&P is definitely the working environment and people who push one every day to go beyond their limits and grow. Thus the F&P Academy program is definitely the most amazing first step in one's professional career. ...
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The International promotional items and Import Export Fair (IAW) in Cologne is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It goes without saying that F&P Stock Solution GmbH won’t stay out of the game! The IAW is an unmissable event for European buyers, which takes place twice a year. It represents the most vibrant occasion to experience the maximum diversity in terms of promotional goods and to discover the latest product trends. Approximately 9,000 visitors and 350 international exhibitors are expected to be doing business on a vast area of 30,000 square meters.     As one of the undisputed European leaders on the overstocks, liquidations, customer and stock returns market, showing presence at the IAW is a matter of pivotal importance. As during the first edition of the IAW earlier this year, F&P will set up an exemplar stand for potential clients to let them test the quality of our characteristic repertoire made of both premium and low-priced footwear, apparel and accessories. At the very last event of this kind, we were able to establish quite promising contacts amongst fashion retailers and wholesalers, thus reaffirming our leading role on the stock clothing market. "The last IAW has opened a whole array of new doors for F&P," says our Sales Manager Desislava from Bulgaria. "We were able to generate interesting new contacts and to gain valuable partners."   The importance of trade fairs in the B2B communication Offline events such as trade fairs and exhibitions have been among the most profitable marketing tools in the history of trade. In the business-to-business communication, they are one of the most important channels in the marketing mix, especially for SMEs.   According to AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, 90% of all exhibitors are represented by small and medium-sized companies. Thence, it is quite obvious that the F&P Stock Solution GmbH year after year invests increasingly more time and effort in the preparation for this event.   Curious facts & figures about trade fairs For SMEs in the field of B2B, there are many reasons to become an exhibitor at trade fairs. Hereby are listed just a few of the many factors that speak in favor of putting together a stand at exhibitions:   83% of trade fair visitors have at least a certain purchasing and/or decisional power 80% of decision makers state that visiting exhibitions actually saves their time and money by bringing suppliers and buyers together in one place 79% of the visitors say that visiting fairs helps them to make more informed purchase decisions 91% of the business exhibitions visitors believe that their purchase process becomes far more accurate when they are able to compare different suppliers, who compete against each other in the same place 85% of an exhibitor's success depends on the performance of the employees presenting one’s own company 53% of exhibitors claim that they experience hard times at preventing good stand personnel from switching their jobs the conversion costs of a lead obtained at a business fair are 38% cheaper than the ones of a sales call trade fair visitors share their experience at the event with 6 or more peers 81% of exhibition visitors claim that visiting exhibitions helps them to discover new valid products and services 91% of visitors assert that they get the most useful product information at fairs and exhibitions   We are looking forward to see you at the 30th IAW in Cologne. Please visit us in Hall 9, Stand E146 to talk about the textile overstocks business. ...
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F&P Stock Solution GmbH – the shoe paradise  Since 2013 F&P Stock Solution GmbH has been providing access to high quality shoes at affordable prices to clients in over 30 different countries across the world.  Our specialty -  multibrand stocklots  with more than 700 different brands in total.  All our brands are 100% original and include very well-known brands in our mixes such as Adidas, Nike, Diesel, Pepe Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Tailor, Polo Ralph Lauren etc. Who are our shoes suitable for?   During the past years we have prover our ability to cater to various types of customers, including:  Multibrand outlet stores  Sport outlets Wholesalers Boutiques Stores specialized in kids footwear and apparel  How do we achieve this?  Our broad supplier network allows us to offer a diverse range of brands, styles and quality levels   Quality Levels  Depending on the condition of the product the Shoes are divided into 3 main categories - A, B and C.  The “A” category includes shoes in original packaging without any defects or visible signs of use. These items are undifferentiated at sight from the ones showcased on the shelves of branded stores, boutiques, galleries or similar retail points.  Every pair of shoes of this category goes through quality control conducted by experienced professionals at the F&P HQ  The “B” shoes - current season customer returns shoes category features products with:  slightly noticeable signs of trying on;  minor, removable defects, resulting from the manufacturing processes or attributed to the behavior of store visitors; products without the original package. The “C” category also consists of current season customer returns products, but with visible, signs of trying on, wear and tear, repairable or unrepairable defects, originated either during the production process or subsequent to it. It’s all about the style From High heels to sneakers – F&P offers shoes mixes in different style categories. The clients can choose from a variety of brand mixes in sneakers, classic, every day and lifestyle shoes, in most offers even divided by season.  Every client is important  From the single store owner to the multichannel company with a nationwide retail network – we have individual approach to every type of client, based on their needs.  Our philosophy -  Building partnerships based on trust.  If you are looking for trustworthy partner, our young and professional sales team will provide the best solution for your business – no matter of its size and type.  Just send us your request at sales@stock-solution.de ...
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Welcome at F&P - Samuel New, young and innovative ideas can be reinvented and developed again and again. The founders and managing directors of F&P Stock Solution, Julius Göllner and Ole Schneikart, are bubbling over with energy and ideas. Even after more than 5 years of F&P, the company is constantly on the move. But the best ideas are of little use if no one can implement them. However, with a team like F&P, this is not a problem, whether in Buying, Sales or in the Warehouse. New ideas for expanding the product range and thus also the customer base are just as much part of the daily work routine as the renewal of work processes or the introduction of new software programs specially developed for F&P. Also in the division of Merchandise F&P wants to introduce a few new features in the coming months and has hired a working student as support. Since 01.07. Samuel Goldman Kremp gives strong support to team leader Alexander Wagner. The student trainee should support the implementation of the following projects: Development of new automated quoting processes (VBA / Macros) Joint development of a new inventory system with the development team Creating a platform performance tool for F&P Establishment and maintenance of own Youtube and Instagram accounts of F&P Stock Solution GmbH Samuel is studying Sports Therapy and Prevention at the University of Potsdam, having previously studied economics for a couple of semesters. F&P wants to focus more on sports textiles and shoes in the coming months. The mixture of economics and sports therapy came just right. We are curious to see what innovative ideas Samuel will bring to our company! Some more details about our new working student at Merchandise - Samuel I am currently experiencing my first working days at F&P Stock Solution and have been able to settle down quickly. This is mainly due to the fact that my new colleagues here are all directly approaching me, very helpful and accommodating. In general, the company makes a very modern and innovative impression on me, so I find it easy to turn to this project with passion. At the moment I'm studying Sports Therapy and Prevention at the University of Potsdam and live in Falkensee, which makes my way to my job very easy. "Sports Therapy and Prevention?" Of course, at first glance this study does not have much in common with my duties at F&P, but that doesn’t pose a problem for me, but on the contrary: I see this step as a challenge for me to prove myself in other areas and gain experience for my later professional life. In addition, proper merchandising in our digital world is extremely important and, in principle, necessary in any industry to successfully build something, and single-track thinking robs you of many options at a certain point. Working life is fast and unpredictable and you never know where it leads you. Why F&P? A friend of mine, who also started working as a F&P trainee, talked so much positive about the company that I applied immediately when I’ve heard they were looking for support. The job interview with the team lead, Alexander Wagner, was also very relaxed and the project immediately convinced me. Apparently, I also convinced Alexander and now I am happy to be a part of F&P. All in all, the way into this company, which stands out with its flat hierarchies and fast communication, was made very easy for me.   ...
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Our new team member on sales - Hadj Chergui Since 2013, F&P Stock Solution has been buying and selling overstocks, overhang and liquidation goods from major and well-known brands in shoes, textiles and accessories to and from around the world. Whether to Poland, the Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates or China. The customers of F&P are now spread over half the globe. In the coming months and years, the company should continue to international grow. An optimal prerequisite for this is an international and dedicated team especially in the field of sales. It is often a key to success to speak the customer's language, not only when it comes to the products. Customers feel understood because the Sales Manager understands exactly what customers want and where the shoe pinches. Since the beginning of June this year, the sales team, led by Sales Manager Konstantine Papageorgiou, has become a new member for all clients in the French-speaking region - Hadj Chergui. Find out more about our new Sales Manager France - Hadj Chergui I was born in Maubeuge, which is right on the Belgian border but belongs to France. I grew up in Paris next to Notre Dame. Actually, I studied engineering. In February 2018 I came to Berlin. Before I join F&P Stock Solution, I gained many different kinds of sales experience. Among other things in the import / export of Algeria to France and Belgium as well as in a taxi company. I also ran a small restaurant with Belgian specialties before deciding to try something different, like Sales Manager for fashion and shoes. I like Berlin, the city is young and dynamic. My favourite spot is Teufelsberg or one of the many great bars, such as the Rooftop Bar. I am so happy to be part of the young and professional team at F&P and am looking forward to learning from the best in the overstock business.   ...