Suppliers are not happy with tougher payment terms for items in Apple Store

Updated on:

Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:48 pm

Suppliers are not happy with tougher payment terms for items in Apple Store

Over the weekend, the Telegraph reported that Apple forced vendors to agree to tougher terms for selling their products in Apple Stores and the Apple Online Store. The company claims that Apple has “gripped them” with these new conditions.

Apple Store
Apple Store

Apple Stores sell third-party accessories and products such as iPhone cases, smart home accessories, Mac peripherals, and more.

Under the new terms, suppliers will now have to wait for payment within 60 days after completing an order, while the current waiting period is 45 days. Besides, the companies had to accept the move to a “consignment model,” which means they “get paid only after the product is sold, not after Apple has received it, that is, they are shifting storage costs.”

Vendors say that if they had the opportunity to negotiate similar terms with Apple in the past, this time, they were “set by Apple and not negotiable” On the one hand, this serves as a guarantee that now all suppliers are working in the same conditions. On the other hand, the company’s partners have found themselves under stronger pressure from its side.

Commenting on The Telegraph, an Apple spokesman said: “We deeply appreciate the close relationship we have with world-class companies that sell products through Apple.com and in our stores. Apple regularly evaluates the range of third-party products we sell and our models’ structure to enable suppliers to grow their businesses with confidence and confidence. ”

Leave a Comment