For this juice-maker, fast growth means squeezing the most value out of every business expense.
One ingredient matters most when it comes to the success of Allie’s Cold Pressed, the juice brand that began at a small stall at Sydney’s Marrickville Markets in 2014 and now supplies more than 1500 cafés, restaurants and hotels around Australia. And that’s quality. “Despite the increased cost of produce, we’ve made our bottles a little bigger and added more premium ingredients,” says founder Alexandra Szwarcberg-Poch, who co-owns the business with husband Braian. Now selling more than 1.2 million juices a year, Allie’s has doubled its revenue annually since 2017. Recent years have brought challenges and new opportunities, both requiring financial flexibility. “A lot of our sales were in the city centres but with more people working from home, we’ve seen enormous growth from suburban cafés and wholesale. We’re also doing more deals with big hotel groups, like Accor and Marriott, as they increase emphasis on Australian-owned and -made products on their menus and in minibars.”
UNLOCK FINANCIAL FLEXIBILITY
With more orders to fill than ever, reliable funding is crucial for Allie’s. No pre-set spending limit on the American Express® Qantas Business Rewards Card can give businesses access to a dynamic line of unsecured funding1. "Our Amex account manager understands our business needs and how they can change quickly. Being able to dial up and down our spending capacity helps us invest in what we need so we can grow with confidence. When we got our Card it took so much pressure off the business immediately. We've never looked back. "
MANAGE CASH FLOW AND MAKE PAYMENTS STRESS-FREE
While long-term contracts have shielded Allie’s from many produce price spikes, supply can be uncertain. “Stock run-outs are extremely costly. If one of our bestselling products runs out for even five days, we can lose thousands of dollars and it has a domino effect on our production pipeline. We can’t delay ordering something because we’re worried about how we’ll pay for it. Having up to 51 days to pay for purchases2 on our American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card helps us stay ahead. And the greater volume we purchase, the better prices we get.”
USE QANTAS POINTS TO GROW
Earning up to 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent on everyday business expenses3, like rent on new larger premises, with their American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card helps the team fly regularly to meet distributors and wholesale customers. “Points cover the majority of our travel costs and our most long-standing relationships have been because of that face-to-face interaction. You can’t replace that with Zoom calls and online everything.”
Earn up to 1.25 Qantas Points per dollar spent on everyday business spend, uncapped. 3
A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for the business. A one-off joining fee of $89.50 applies, is inclusive of any applicable GST and may be varied by Qantas from time to time, without notice, in its absolute discretion. Membership and Qantas Points for business are offered under the Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions and earning thresholds apply.
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1. No pre-set spending limit does not mean unlimited spending. Your purchases are approved based on a variety of factors, including current spending patterns, your payment history, credit records, and financial resources known to us.
2. Extend your cash flow by up to 51 days: Depending on your method of payment, when you make a purchase, when your statement is issued and whether or not you are carrying forward a balance on your account from your previous statement period. If you pay by direct debit, your payment will be processed 10 days after your statement is issued.
3. A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for business. Membership and the earning of Qantas Points as a business are subject to the Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions. Points are earned in accordance with and subject to the American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card Points Terms and ConditionsOpens external site. Your business will earn 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 of everyday spend, which does not include annual fees, late payment fee, fees and charges for foreign currencies. Your business will earn 0.5 Qantas Points per $1 spent at participating merchants classified as "utilities" including gas, water and electricity providers; "government" including the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Postal Corporation, federal/state and local government bodies; and "insurance" excluding insurances offered by American Express. Industry specific earn rate may apply when you use a payment account, payment aggregator, services of a third party or online retailers that sell goods for another merchant. For example, a payment made to Local Government bodies processed through a payment aggregator may earn rates at the government earn rate. Your business will earn 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent on the following Qantas Products and Services purchased on the Qantas merchant account (i.e. directly from Qantas): Qantas passenger flights (with a QF flight number), Qantas Holidays, Qantas Branded non-airfare products, and Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Club membership joining and annual fees. Excludes Jetstar. For the full list of exclusions, please refer to the American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card Points Terms and ConditionsOpens external site.
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