Conqueror in Parcel, February 2011

Forwarder network claims early success

(2/22/2011) Air Cargo World — A month after its operational launch, Conqueror Group, which claims to be the world’s first “virtual multinational” freight forwarder network, has reported positive feedback from its first 50 members.

Conqueror founder, veteran freight forwarder Antonio Torres, said: “We are providing what medium-sized forwarders need most — partners everywhere who understand that the key to future survival and growth is genuine give-and-take cooperation in a secure payments environment.”

Source: www.parcelindustry.com

Conqueror in Air Cargo World, February 2011

Forwarder network claims early success

18/02/2011 2:02 pm. A month after its operational launch, Conqueror Group, which claims to be the world’s first “virtual multinational” freight forwarder network, has reported positive feedback from its first 50 members.

Conqueror founder, veteran freight forwarder Antonio Torres, said: “We are providing what medium-sized forwarders need most — partners everywhere who understand that the key to future survival and growth is genuine give-and-take cooperation in a secure payments environment.”

Torres said that when a member signs up for the service, they immediately begin a free six-month trial of the software. Until the probationary period, new members would not be identified in the public area of the network’s website.

Conqueror began accepting applications last September, and in January, its members began contacting each other to start working together. All members must agree to work with each other for about half of their shipments and follow other rules to ensure “disciplined cooperation.”

The first members operate in 50 cities in 34 countries, and they were selected for solvency, size, and reputation from among nearly 500 applicants.

Source: www.aircargoworld.com/News/February-2011/Forwarder-network-claims-early-success

Conqueror Group wins praise from founding members

Madrid, Spain, February 10, 2011 – Only a month after its operational launch, the world’s first “virtual multinational” freight forwarding network is getting highly positive feedback from its first 50 members.

“An agent told me that he had received more new business from Conqueror in a month than he had in eight years from another network he had belonged to,” said Conqueror mastermind Antonio Torres, himself a veteran freight forwarder.

“Members also say they are impressed with each other’s quality and professionalism. One said we are providing what medium-sized forwarders need most –partners everywhere who understand that the key to future survival and growth is genuine give-and-take cooperation, in a secure payments environment.”

Torres said that until the end of the 6-month free trial –a probationary period for all new members– they will not be identified in the public area of www.conquerornetwork.com

“But we encourage them to fly the Conqueror flag in their local markets. Their customers should know that they are being served by members of a new global elite.”

For Conqueror’s network development manager Russell Whittington, “what members appreciate most is ‘owning’ their territories as the group’s sole representative, and the fact that the territories are clearly defined so there are no conflicts .”

The high-end network began accepting applications last September, and in January its members began contacting each other to start working together. All members must agree to work with each other for about half of their shipments and follow other rules to ensure “disciplined cooperation”.

The first members operate in 50 cities in 34 countries, and together they have more than 5,900 employees. All were carefully selected for solvency, size, and reputation from among nearly 500 applicants.

The recruitment drive will continue until the cooperative association has chosen members in all 564 of the world’s largest cities.

“We know there’s at least one independent forwarding firm in every city that can meet our standards and benefit immensely by joining us. But we are very serious about accepting only the most solvent, and those who can bring an appreciable volume of business to the network. That’s why we have had to reject almost nine of every ten applications,” explained Whittington.

The Conqueror Freight Network is designed to equip strong independent freight forwarders with the partners, organizational infrastructure, and tools they need to compete in an industry increasingly dominated by a dozen multinational “mega forwarders”.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Dwight Porter
Tel. +34 91 494 58 76
dporter@conquerornetwork.com
www.conquerornetwork.com

Flooded by Applications, Conqueror Network Streamlines Process

Madrid, Spain, October 25. – Staggering under an avalanche of mail, the new Conqueror freight forwarders network has drastically simplified its membership application procedure. Applicants now must complete a single form, available on www.conquerornetwork.com, and extra staff has been hired to deal with the backlog.

“We had a bigger response than we bargained for, and in our zeal to identify the most qualified candidates, we had asked for too much information and too many documents,” admits Antonio Torres, who designed the network of selected independent forwarders to operate like a “virtual multinational”, with exclusive territories, internal discipline, and a single brand.

Torres, himself a veteran freight forwarder, says the new application form can be completed in an hour. “It’s much easier now. The shorter form still lets us identify the best candidates to represent us in each of the 564 territories. We then ask for additional information only from the finalists.”

The network’s coordinator, Russell Whittington, explains: “So many applications and enquiries came in that we had to interrupt our recruitment drive just to cope with all the correspondence.” Whittington says that hundreds of applications and thousands of emails have been received since the September 15 launch, which has forced the postponement of promotional campaigns on several continents.

“Conqueror was designed very carefully to ensure that all the members will obtain large increases in business volume, in a protected environment,” explains Torres. “So we expected a reasonably good response, but nothing like this. Forwarders are busy and they don’t necessarily read all the messages they receive. It was a big help that our launch was reported by the specialized press.”

Torres says he is now confident that Conqueror will surpass its first goal: to cover the world’s 60 most important cities within six months.

Unlike other networks, Conqueror carefully selects its members, which will have exclusive rights to a territory, and must agree to use other members for at least half their shipments. There is a free six-month trial period.

World’s first ‘virtual multinational forwarder’ – Freight Forwarders Marketing Blueprint

World’s first ‘virtual multinational forwarder’

A new freight forwarding network that will operate as a “virtual multinational”, with obligatory co-operation among members, a single worldwide brand and exclusive territories, claims it will provide advantages currently enjoyed only by the biggest players.

Read the full article at: http://freightforwardersmarketingblueprint.blogspot.com/2010/09/world-first-multinational-forwarder.html

Forwarder network takes on the giants – Air Cargo Worlds

A proposed freight forwarder network called Conqueror aims to operate as a “virtual multinational”

Selected members will be obliged to work with each other on at least 50 percent of their shipments but the Spanish initiative promises a single worldwide brand, exclusive territories, and “other advantages now enjoyed only by the biggest players”.

Antonio Torres, a freight forwarding veteran who devised the Conqueror Freight Network, said: “The idea is to mobilize the top rank of independents to work together as another ‘mega-forwarder’, while keeping their independence.”

Read the full article at: http://www.aircargoworld.com/News/September-2010/Forwarder-network-takes-on-the-giants