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Long term stock agreements

Guarantee your stock, delivery dates and pricing for major projects

Long term stock agreement

If you need stock guaranteed for a project or manufacturing contract we can offer a range of flexible solutions or long term stock agreements. Forward, scheduled or call-off orders are available to credit account customers who are looking for greater control over their stock, pricing and shipments.

With any of these type of orders we will guarantee to deliver the products you order, on the dates you set or request, and at a bulk price that will not fluctuate throughout the period of the agreement. On placement of your order*, we will purchase the full amount of stock, allocate it to your order in full and securely store it ready for when you need it.

Forward Order

Forward Order

A forward order is ideal if you want stock delivered on a single specific date, usually within a 12-month period. Once the stock has been allocated to you, it will be possible, subject to agreement, to change the date of your delivery.

Scheduled Order

Scheduled Order

You can schedule deliveries, usually over a 12-month period. However, longer term agreements can be negotiated. We will buy all the stock, meaning that we are able to secure the best possible price. Stock will be on site from the confirmed date, allocated to you immediately and can be delivered in full at any time if required. Dates need to be pre-agreed when ordering.

Call Off Order

Call off Order

With this type of order you can request - at 24 hours notice - to call down some or all of your stock, up to the agreed amount of delivery drops at any time over the contracted time period. A contractual agreement is required because all of the stock will be purchased and held in full on site by Rapid, and reserved exclusively for you.

What we will do for you …

  • Source and negotiate on your behalf, providing fixed pricing and confirming all costs and options in advance
  • Keep you fully informed, from when the stock first arrives at our site to monthly updates about the stock balance and the remaining time on your agreement
  • Provide invoices with every delivery, so that you only pay for what you use, when you use it

At present these agreements are only applicable to offline orders, but an online service will be available soon. To enquire about placing a forward, scheduled or call-off order please contact us today:

Call: +44 (0)1206 751166


*A two day cooling-off period will apply so that you can make any last minute changes. After this period orders cannot be recalled. The two day cooling-off period can be waived if your order is required urgently.