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Why become a seller on istriantruffles.eu?

CONNECTION WITH END CUSTOMERS

In the height of the season, truffle hunters, along with field work and taking care of their dogs, often do not have time to offer their products to end customers. There are many truffle lovers, so the online market istriantruffles.eu is designed as a place where customers will come to truffle lovers, which leaves truffle hunters more time for their private obligations.

By constantly investing in marketing, the goal of the istriantruffles.eu online marketplace is to attract customers from all countries of the European Union and offer them products from local truffle hunters.

 

FACILITATED BUSINESS

The impossibility of issuing an invoice is also an obstacle for truffle hunters as individuals, without which their truffles cannot be found in restaurant kitchens and on store shelves.

The company Punta Verde Business Solutions j.d.o.o. (PVBS) as the sole owner of istriantruffles.eu has a solution for that problem too – we issue invoices to end customers in your name and for your account! Apart from keeping a copy of the invoice that you receive via e-mail for each successful sale, you have no additional obligations regarding the registration of invoices – you do business the way you have done business up to now, respecting all applicable legal provisions. By issuing invoices in someone else’s name and for someone else’s account, we provide visibility and transparency of business to our users, and all you have to do is wait for the payment for each sold product, which arrives in your giro account within 15 days.

For sole traders and companies, there is no need to issue an invoice in someone else’s name and for someone else’s account – they can do it themselves, and for every successful sale PVBS issues an invoice for the mediation service.

 

Joining the istriantruffles.eu online market and publishing your own products is completely free!

 

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT AND FAST DELIVERY

All products purchased on istriantruffles.eu are paid for by credit cards, which guarantees quick payment confirmation. There is no more waiting for the execution of the transaction, since money is sent with credit cards even when banks are closed. Forget about negotiations and entanglements about payment and be sure of receiving payment for the completed sale!

If necessary, PVBS can also organize a fast courier service that will guarantee that your products will arrive in any EU member country within 48 hours, while the truffles are still fresh. Such a service needs to be contracted additionally, for which you will send us an inquiry by e-mail.

If you have additional questions related to cooperation, send us an inquiry at info@istriantruffles.eu, leave us your contact information, and we will contact you back as soon as possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

We organize delivery using DPD and GLS delivery services. Since the expected transit time (package delivery time) also varies depending on the country of delivery, below we provide the expected delivery time, which we ask you to keep in mind when buying fresh truffles at our market.

Sellers (truffle hunters) can organize delivery themselves, in case which such delivery will be included in the delivery price. If the delivery options are not highlighted on the product billing page and you are not sure about the price and delivery time, we advise you to contact the truffle vendor at his virtual stand.

Expected package transit time (delivery time) by country:

  • Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia:
    • DPD | 2 – 3 working days
    • GLS | 3 – 4 working days
  • Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland:
    • DPD | 3 – 4 working days
    • GLS | 3 – 5 working days
  • Bulgaria, Romania:
    • DPD | 3 – 5 working days
    • GLS | 3 – 6 working days
  • Cyprus (European part), Malta:
    • GLS | 5 – 6 working days
  • Denmark:
    • DPD | 2 – 3 working days
    • GLS | 5 – 6 working days
  • Italy:
    • DPD | 2 – 3 working days
    • GLS | 3 – 5 working days
  • Ireland:
    • DPD | 5 – 6 working days
    • GLS | 5 – 6 working days
  • Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania:
    • DPD | 5 – 6 working days
    • GLS | 4 – 5 working days
  • France:
    • DPD | 3 – 4 working days
    • GLS | 5 – 6 working days
  • Finlad, Greece:
    • DPD | 5 – 6 working days
    • GLS | 6 – 7 working days
  • Croatia:
    • DPD | 1 – 2 working days
    • GLS | 1 – 2 working days
  • Germany:
    • DPD | 2 – 3 working days
    • GLS | 3 – 4 working days
  • Portugal, Spain:
    • DPD | 4 – 5 working days
    • GLS | 5 – 6 working days
  • Slovenia:
    • DPD | 1 – 2 working days
    • GLS | 1 – 2 working days

The product page states who the truffle hunter is, or the seller. Visit his virtual store and use the contact form below the seller’s profile picture / logo. You will receive an answer from the seller as soon as possible.

Truffle grading is an unavoidable practice in the world of truffle hunters, because it determines the quality and price of truffles. In our market, the classification of truffles is done by individual truffle hunters in accordance with the UNECE standard for truffles, which states the following:

Truffles are classified into three classes:

  • “Extra” class – truffles in this class are of superior quality and are representatives of their specie. They are more or less regular and round in shape. They must be free from defects, with the exception of minor defects to the shape and color, provided that such defect does not significantly impair the appearance and quality of the truffles.
  • 1st Class – Truffles in this class are allowed to have defects, provided that they do not significantly impair the appearance and quality of truffles, such as: defects in appearance, defects in development, color defects, surface bruising.
  • 2nd class – this class contains all those truffles that do not meet the previous criteria, but meet the minimum requirements. Greater defects in shape, development, color and bruising is allowed here.

All three classes must meet the minimum requirements. So, truffles must be:

  • Intact. However, cuts are allowed.
  • Firm.
  • Sound. Produce affected by rotting or deterioration such as to make it unfit for consumption is excluded.
  • Clean. The residual soil rate must not exceed 5 % by weight.
  • Positively identifiable.
  • Practically free from pests and from damage caused by pests.
  • Free from damage caused by frost.
  • Free of abnormal external moisture.
  • Free of any foreign smell and/or taste.

During the transport of fresh truffles, moisture evaporates, and a weight deviation of about 10% from the advertised weight is possible. This is a normal phenomenon that cannot be avoided and is not a permissible reason for a complaint.

Keep in mind that not all scales are created equal, so your scale may show different values than the seller’s.

In order to become a seller on the istriantruffles.eu marketplace, you must meet several prerequisites:

  1. You may only sell fresh truffles.
  2. You must have a valid permit from the Ministry of Economy to collect truffles for commercial purposes (for private persons) or a registered company/trade (for legal persons).
  3. Open giro account.
  4. Signed contract with the company Punta verde business solutions jdoo as the sole owner of the website istriantruffles.eu.

For more information, see the instructions for sellers or contact us at info@istriantruffles.eu.

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