How to buy inputs with Oté

Why Ote: We have ensured that the process of obtaining inputs is transparent, simple, informed, and most of all, cost-effective. Please follow this guide to learn how to buy inputs.

How do I buy fertiliser? Through Oté, you buy straight fertiliser directly from the importer via a trusted, secure platform. Moreover, the process is virtually free from risk.

How do I buy fertiliser via Oté?

We have ensured that the process of obtaining inputs is transparent, simple, informed, and most of all, cost-effective. Through Oté, you buy straight fertiliser directly from the importer via a trusted, secure platform. Moreover, the process is virtually free from risk.

How do I buy fertiliser? Through Oté, you buy straight fertiliser directly from the importer via a trusted, secure platform. Moreover, the process is virtually free from risk.

  1. Decide: Make the decision that you want to take control of the price you pay for inputs.
  2. Contact Oté: Complete the easy “New Client” form on the website.
  3. Get Registered: You will receive login details to your profile on the website.
  4. Request Quote: Request a quote for the product and tonnages which you need.
  5. Accept Quote: Accept the quote sent from our friendly team.
  6. Register on G-Pay: Register on G-Pay, the independent third-party system that will keep your money safe, under your control and reserved for the order.
  7. Fund your G-Pay Account: Fund your own bank account that is linked to your G-pay profile.
  8. Stay Informed: The Oté team will keep you informed on the status of your order.
  9. Receive your Fertiliser: Confirm receipt of your fertiliser on G-Pay.
  10. Payment Actioned: Only now, after receipt of the fertiliser, the money in your G-Pay linked bank account flows to Oté.

WHY G-PAY?

Oté has chosen G-Pay as its trusted online payment solution to provide our farmers a secure payment solution. G-Pay is an industry-leading, online guaranteed payment solution that effectively manages risk. G-Pay has host integration with the four major banks in South Africa and one African Bank. It has developed the unique ability to verify, reserve and lock funds on bank accounts at any of these banks.

HOW DO I BUY FERTILISER AT THE OPTIMAL PRICE?

Although it is Oté’s objective to assist farmers in buying fertiliser at a time when international prices are favourable, fertiliser can be procured at different times depending on whether sufficient volumes can be obtained amongst farmers or if the importer has product available.

The process to procure remains largely the same irrespective of when it takes place. After showing interest to partake in this progressive way of procuring inputs, by completing the Register with New Client form, Oté assists the farmer with registration on G-Pay.

The procurement process starts by logging in on our website and follow the easy process to request a quote. Subsequently, enter the tonnages and the delivery address. The delivery address is used to calculate transport costs.

HOW DOES OTE APPLY MY 1st PAYMENT TO MY ORDER WHEN I BUY?

Cash clients for whom funds would have been reserved on a dedicated bank account on placing the order, only make a 1st Payment of no more than 10% after delivery. The second payment takes place at the agreed future date.

HOW DO I INFORM OTÉ THAT MY DELIVERY IS COMPLETE?

When the truck delivers the product at the farm, the farmer controls that the product was delivered in good order where after the quantity delivered can be confirmed from the despatch note handed over by the trucker. The farmer confirms these weights on G-PAY.

WHAT ABOUT STORAGE?

Oté will communicate the standards of good practice for storing fertiliser to farmers who submit orders via our website. Oté’s focus is on products that have a long shelve-life as these can be delivered in advance. That is, when prices are favourable to procure. However, we will source as far as possible, and deliver just-in-time (JIT) products that are risky to store over long periods.