How to shop with Agrando?
Finding inputs quickly and easily? This example shows how the Agrando product catalogue helps: farmer Peter is looking for a herbicide for winter wheat. In just a few clicks he finds suitable products and submits his enquiry. A short time later, the first offer from a retailer arrives.
Farmer Peter has tried it out: He registered for free on Agrando, set his password and can now review all the prices in the product catalogue. Although the catalogue already contains over 7,000 products, he finds the cereal herbicide he is looking for after exactly one minute of research.
Find and select resources
How does it work? It's actually quite simple. Peter logs in on the website and clicks on Product Catalogue in the main menu. In the left-hand column of the screen he selects "Plant treatment and soil additives". More options open up and he clicks on "Conventional crop protection products". It is practical to see how many products are stored in each category. Two more clicks on "Crop Protection Single Preparations" and "Herbicides" and he already has over 550 products to choose from.
If Peter already knows exactly which product he wants, he uses the search bar at the top. He can simply enter the name of the herbicide or the manufacturer.
Peter can take a closer look at each product – in addition to pictures, seals and descriptions incl. container sizes and composition, videos and certificates are also partly available. He quickly sees the prices and the menu "Offers in your region" shows him how far the nearest supplier is from him. Peter makes sure about the ingredient content and that the intended use is within the scope of authorisation. This is very convenient. The alternative would be to pore over thick brochures or research the websites of various manufacturers.
He can also see the contact details of the retailer or producer and which products they still have on offer. This is helpful if someone prefers to use a producer's products to collect their bonus points.
A helpful assistent
But there is another way to reach the goal. If you don't want to use the selection filters in the catalogue, you can also use an assistant to find the right product. To do this, click on "Create request" in the main menu under "Actions". The assistant leads to the same selection via a few questions.
In this German-speaking example you can read more about shopping in the largest independent online catalogue for agricultural inputs.
Peter has decided on a product and puts it on the "product list" with another click, which corresponds to the "cart" on other portals. He now has the choice of enquiring about only one supplier or "enquiring about all suppliers". Peter decides on the second, he is curious. A window opens in which he enters the desired quantity and the container. The product is already on the list and in the top right corner of the screen there is a green 1 next to the list sign. By clicking on it, Peter can edit the list at any time and complete the purchase.
As Peter would like to be advised by the retailer on other suitable products, he ticks the option "Allow the retailer to offer similar alternative products", leaves a comment on where on the farm delivery should take place and sends the request.
It only takes ten minutes until the first offer arrives by e-mail. Interestingly, from a retailer 30 km away, from whom Peter has never bought before. After two days, two more offers have arrived via e-mail; he already knows these retailers and is pleased that they now work in the same, efficient system. Via "Confirm order" he can decide on an offer.
Surprisingly high differences in prices
The offers are slightly lower than the offer from a retailer in the vicinity that he asked for over the phone, which means about a 5 percent price difference for Peter. Interesting! If this is also the case for the other products he needs throughout the year, Peter will save several thousand euros. Even if he doesn't want to go straight for the cheapest offer, the transparency naturally helps him in negotiations with suppliers. Moreover, the ordering process itself was also very time-saving, quite conveniently from the kitchen table – even though it was his first order. Next time, it will certainly be a bit faster. Agrando Basic is definitely worth it for that.
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