I. Hennig has launched an online rough trading platform called Virtual Broker (VB). The platform allows buyers and sellers to negotiate directly. Goods on offer on the platform can be viewed at the Hennig Tenders offices in Antwerp
With the new system, buyers and suppliers - who remain anonymous - can close deals without having to wait for a sale to end. This, says I. Hennig, gives buyers greater certainty about their rough purchase options and more efficient use of capital.
VB also has a "Buy-It-Now" function, the opportunity for selling/purchasing with credit terms and mobile accessibility.
Arik Sela, managing director of I. Hennig, said Virtual Broker is the natural next step in the evolution of tender and auction-type diamond sales.
I. Hennig will provide full training to registered buyers on how to use the platform during their viewing appointments or on request. The first VB sales event is planned for January 20-24.