An information dsitrebution flower market Aucnet transforms the flower industry and purchasing styles.

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About Aucnet

No. of buyer members

1,082

companies

(as of December 2018)

Annual trading volume

6.4

billion yen

(as of the year ending December 2018)

In 1985, Aucnet became the first company in the world to begin used car auctions that utilized satellite communications. In 1997, the company launched the operation of a flower market that made use of an original information distribution system that it had developed over the years. Today, it has more than 3,000 growers and organizations making shipments for sales on the market. Meanwhile, there are over 1,000 buyers who make purchases through this flower market. It is the only Internet-based online flower market in Japan, handling an annual trading volume of over 6.0 billion yen.

Characteristics of ba*net,
the Internet-based Online Flower Market

ba*net is a flower market that achieves a complete separation of sales and logistics by utilizing an original information distribution system. It allows purchasing to be carried out fully from the home for the delivery of flowers to the store front while maintaining their freshness.
Buyers participate in this market from various regions all around Japan because purchases can be made from virtually anywhere.

A Distribution Network that Supports Sales and Purchases

Aucnet Distribution Center

Shipments are received at the distribution center located in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture, where received shipments are then divided up and shipped for delivery to the customer. It is committed to enabling buyer members to make purchases with an ease of mind, such as through the execution of quality inspections.

  • 1) After the arrival of a shipment, it is immediately divided up based on sales information.

  • 2) Quality inspections are made on a routine basis to enable buyers to make their purchases with ease of mind.

  • 3) All deliveries are made through shipments that are dedicated to the transport of fresh flowers.

  • 4) The purchased merchandise is delivered to the store front or workshop, so purchasing is completed without any need to head out to a flower market.

MPS-Good Practice Auction Certified

MPS-Good Practice Auction Certified

On Fri., August 6, 2010, Aucnet obtained the MPS-Good Practice Auction certification from MPS, an international certification organization for the flower industry. It was the world's first MPS-GPA certificate granted to a flower auction that utilizes Internet communications.

History

May
1997
Begins negotiated transactions (with the participation of 4 companies)
December
1997
Begins the world's first satellite-based TV auctions for flowers (with the participation of 75 companies)
August
2000
Begins auctions on two channels
November
2004
Shifts from satellite communications and begins Internet-communication-based auctions
December
2004
Exceeds annual trading volume of 3 billion yen
February
2005
Exceeds the hosting of 1,000 auctions
November
2006
Begins potted plant auctions
May
2007
Relocates its distribution center to Urayasu City to expand its scope of distribution
December
2008
Exceeds annual trading volume of 5 billion yen
March
2009
Marks trading volume of 100 million yen in a single hosting session
March
2010
Marks the exceeding of 20,000 cases in the number of cases handled in a single hosting session
October
2016
Exceeds 1,000 buyer members
February
2018
Exceeds the hosting of 3,000 auctions

Satellite communications-based auction screen

November 2013: Relocates head office

Company Profile

Company
name
AUCNET INC.
FoundedJune 29, 1985
Head
office
Aoyama OM Square, 5-8 Kita-Aoyama 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8349 JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-6440-2500 Fax: +81-3-6440-2510
Capital1.711 billion yen (as of December 31, 2018)
No. of employees
(consolidated)
677 (as of December 31, 2018)
  1. Services for Buyer Members

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