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Preventing & recovering losses in the scrap metal industry.

Tradefox is trusted by 5,000+ companies Worldwide

How Tradefox is being used

Trader / Broker

The company database offers a scrap trader business an instant boost to their connections. The time spend to find trustworthy local suppliers decreases drastically and becomes much cheaper. 

Buyer

Buyers normally use the Trade Reputation Reports as a starting point for new trade partners and continous behaviour checks. Companies with Tradefox TrustScores above 800 are highly respected.

Seller / producer

It’s great to have a good visible reputation, without the hassle of keeping a complete website up and running. Good reputations and visibility improves your trades and has a positive effect on your margins. 

This is how to:

Tradefox company search

Find specific companies by opening up the “Companies” category in the top navigation after you logged in. Entering their company name in the search bar and click on the company name to open up the due diligence report. Sign up or Sign in now!

Open up the “Companies” category in the top navigation. Take a look at the Filters on the left side of the company database and choose a “material category” a “country” and the “type of company” you’re looking for. The database lines up all companies available on these filters.

Once you found the right company you can unlock a Trade Reputation Report by clicking on the Name of the company or click the “see details” link. If you have a paid plan the full Trade Reputation Report opens up.

Review all your trades anonymously to bring more trust to the scrap trading industry. To leave a:

  • Trust review – Simply go to the companies profile page and click the “leave a review” button.
  • Trade review – On the left side of your dashboard you’ll find your “Pending Trade Reviews”, click on the link “Review” to do so completely anonymous.

Our Tradefox TrustScore algoritm and database visibility is partly based on the number of reviews that a profile has. Therefore we created the option to request a review in bulk or seperately.

On the left side of your dashboard you’ll find the “Request trade feedback” box where you can choose a company or request them all at once.

Top features, loved by our users

Scrap trading due dilligence

Trade Reputation Reports

Discover trading reputations on over 157,000 companies globally.

By collecting massive amounts of data we can create accurate Trade Reputation Reports. This makes it incredibly easy to check a company’s reliability.

 
Atradius scrap trading Capital Recovery Service

Capital Recovery Service

As a Tradefox customer, you’re able to benefit from our collaboration with Atradius Collections.
The experienced capital recovery teams are located throughout the world to support your collection.

Scrap trade Historical data

Trade History Data

Stay informed about the trading activities of your potential new trading partner or your competitors. More than 3,000 trades are added to Tradefox each day.  

The most focused resource for scrap import and export data on the web.

Scrap metal - Trade Reputation Reports

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Frequently Asked Questions - Scrap metal

The answer to this question depends on several key factors, such as quantity, quality, location, and price. These factors can vary greatly from day to day. Supply and demand determine some of these factors. And then it’s also important who you do business with. If money is involved, a lot can happen, and not always in a positive sense. It is therefore very important to be well informed. Information about a scrap trading company or their reputation says a lot about the way they do business. After all, there are other parties that have experience with scrap metal trading. Always try to use the experiences of others to avoid major risks when buying scrap metal. It’s better to be sure that the key factors are in order, before you do business with a specific scrap trading company. We deal daily with companies that have done business with a trading partner who is fraudulent or has delivered poor quality. In these cases, it becomes difficult to recover our capital.

There are hundreds of different types of scrap metal on the market. Some are more popular than others. This is often reflected in the price per unit. At Tradefox, you can search by a category of scrap, such as Ferrous, Aluminum, Copper, or Lead. Additionally, you can also search in detail for materials like HMS2, Molybdenum, ISRI Honey, or PET. If you combine this with a country/location and the type of company, for example, sellers, you quickly arrive at a shortlist of interesting trading partners.

Scrap Metal: This is a broad term that refers to any discarded metal that can be recycled and repurposed. It includes metals like iron, steel, aluminum, brass, and many others. Scrap metal can come from various sources, including old vehicles, construction debris, and household appliances.

Copper Scrap: This specifically refers to discarded or leftover copper. Copper is a reddish-brown non-ferrous metal that is highly conductive and malleable. Copper scrap can come from sources like old plumbing pipes, electrical wires, and roofing materials.

There are also differences in terms of value, applications and environmental impact of recycling these materials, but for this information we kindly refer to our blog.

Scrap metal prices differ per minute, so we can’t provide a specific price. However it’s important to know what factors influence these prices day by day.

Supply and Demand: If there’s a high demand for a particular metal and limited supply, the price will likely be higher.

Quality: Pure metals or those free from contaminants will fetch a higher price.

Geographical Location: Prices can vary based on where you are selling the metal.

World Events: Economic downturns, trade wars, or other global events can affect metal prices. Recycling rates: If more people are recycling, there might be an oversupply of metal, which can drive prices down.

When choosing a scrap metal trading company or scrap yard, it’s essential to consider several factors to ensure you make an informed and optimal decision. Some of the most important things are:

  1. Reputation and Credibility: Research the dealer’s reputation through reviews and testimonials.
  2. Licensing and Certification: Ensure they are licensed and adhere to industry standards.
  3. Pricing: Compare prices but also consider service quality.
  4. Type of Metals Accepted: Confirm the yard accepts your specific metal.
  5. Equipment and Facilities: Opt for yards with modern machinery for efficient processing.
  6. Location: Consider proximity to reduce transportation costs.
  7. Environmental Practices: Choose yards that follow eco-friendly practices.
  8. Payment Methods: Check for convenient payment options.
  9. Customer Service: Prioritize knowledgeable and friendly staff.
  10. Transparency: Ensure clarity in weighing methods and pricing.


By focusing on these key points, you’ll be better equipped to make an informed decision when choosing a scrap metal trading company.