Back in the year of 2018, the Avocado industry was about to enter a new strike as a consequence of the low prices in the fields. This problem worried the Grower families a lot, people formed by a culture of hard work that for generations has worked with passion to produce the best Avocado in Mexico and the world; the Michoacan Avocado.
One of those families was that of Humberto Solórzano, a young third-generation Grower. Humberto saw how this crisis hurt his people; So, taking advantage of his knowledge as an accountant and financier, he began working day and night on the idea that would change things forever.
Humberto thought of a digital platform that would make information transparent, and in order to make it a reality, he convinced his family and his friend, the Engineer Gustavo Muñoz, to carry it out, that is how AvoPrice was born in the year 2018.
It wasn’t easy, because, in addition to risking their livelihood, the Solórzano family also had to face opposition from those who didn’t want Growers to know the price of the product at the orchard. But despite the obstacles, Humberto continued to reveal data, convinced that, just as the water that irrigates the fields makes them produce, the torrent of digital information that AvoPrice provides would make the avocado business flourish.
Once the first stage of the project matured, the AvoPrice team went to the next level: the construction of a digital bridge, which connects Mexican Exporters with US Importers, and allows them to do business in the simplest, most reliable and safe way.
Today the digital platform that a young Avocado Grower dreamed of years ago is a reality, but Humberto's real dream wasn’t the platform, but the benefits that it would bring to families living in the Avocado industry, such as better prices for Growers; more business opportunities for Exporters, and the elimination of risks for Exporters and Importers.
Juan needs to get information on HOW TO CONTACT THE LARGEST NUMBER OF IMPORTERS in the United States to do business with them
John also needs guidance to find reliable Exporters, and on HOW TO GET THE BEST PRODUCT AT THE BEST PRICE
AvoExchange allows Exporters like Juan to find more Importers in the United States
And it also helps Importers like John, find better business opportunities in Mexico
Through AvoExchange Juan and John can negotiate prices and complete the purchase and sale process with transparency
AvoExchange digitally connects multiple Exporters with multiple Importers. The system also tracks all the buy, sell and close positions and makes them available to the international market players.
In addition to that, the Exporters and Importers are assisted by a Transaction Coordinator, who is responsible for overseeing the entire process.
Growers have more information on the local market
Juan has MULTIPLE GrOWER AND IMPORTER OPTIONS
Jonh has multiple exporter options
Juan can set up a Load TO OFFER IMPORTERS John can see all available Loads, CHOOSE ONE AND MAKE AN OFFER
Juan and John can negotiate directly online until they reach a deal.
Juan and John sign an agreement laying out all the terms transparently.
John deposits the funds in an AvoExchange account, where it will be secured. The Transaction Coordinator verifies receipt of funds.
Juan prepares and ships the Load to John and the journey begins.
The Load arrives at customs, and customs agents from the US and Mexico enter the AvoExchange platform to upload the release documents.
The product is delivered at the warehouse that John determines. John's team signs the reception documents and Juan uploads them to the platform.
The Transaction Coordinator verifies that everything is in order and releases funds for Juan's payment.
The Transaction Coordinator uploads on the platform the receipt of Juan´s payment.
Avocado Growers EXPAND THEIR NETWORK OF EXPORTERS AND RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION FROM THE LOCAL MARKET
Exporters like Juan HAVE A DIGITAL CONNECTION WITH THE GROWERS AS WELL AS WITH IMPORTERS
Importers like John OBTAIN MORE OPTIONS BEING DIGITALLY CONNECTED TO MULTIPLE EXPORTERS AND KEEP TRACK OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET
American Families ENJOY A DELICACY AT A BETTER PRICE BY BEING CLOSER TO THE GROWER
It shows the summary of Loads, Transactions and Offers made to different Loads.
It Allows you to create an Avocado Load and display it for all the Importers
It presents the Load Requests generated by the Importers, so that the Exporter can select one and make an offer.
It shows the summary of created Loads Requests, Offers submitted on different Loads and Transactions
In this section the Importer can create a Load Request. Any Exporter can make an Offer on it.
The Importer can see the Loads created by the Exporter, and present an offer
It displays the list of registered Exporters, Importers and Agentes Aduanales (Customs Brokers) at AvoPrice.