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.

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  2. Register Complete G-PAY registration process and submit all documentation. OTÉ will assist and manage the process.
  3. Decide We will let you know when importers have product available, offer a price for deliveries at a future date, and when international pricing is lowest and conditions are favourable to buy
  4. Log in With your secure login credentials, proceed to compile planned purchases and select the options for the products you wish to buy
  5. Order Complete your order and authorise funds to be reserved. You can choose to have funds reserved against your own bank account or deposited into Oté’s account where it is allocated to an e-Wallet under your control. Or, buy against credit insurance a. If you choose to authorise funds to be reserved in your own bank account, no money will leave your account until your fertiliser has been delivered, and then only 10% of the order value as first payment b. If you choose to make use of credit insurance only a 10% first payment is required after approval by the insurer
  6. Status Oté keeps you informed of the status of your order
  7. Delivery Oté delivers to your chosen location a. Bulk products are delivered with a side-tipper truck b. Bagged products are packaged in 1-ton bags and delivered with flat deck truck
  8. Confirmation Log in to the system to confirm deliveries and to capture the actual weight delivered per truckload
  9. Payment Of your reserved funds, the first payment of 10% is released on delivery. The transaction is complete when the second payment is released on the agreed future date.

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 Oté form, Oté assists the farmer with registration on G-Pay.

The procurement process starts by completing an intention to buy via our website on G-Pay. Subsequently, enter the tonnages and the delivery address. The delivery address is used to calculate transport costs.

The intention to procure inputs is free from risk. Although the most cost-effective way to procure is by reserving funds on the dedicated bank account clients can apply for credit from our credit insurer and buy within that limit. G-Pay applies the credit limit instead of reserving funds.

Keep in mind that a 10% first payment is required when procuring with credit from a credit insurer. In other words, use G-Pay via our website to plan and order your purchase.

HOW DOES OTE APPLY MY 10% PAYMENT TO MY ORDER WHEN I BUY?

Clients using credit from credit insurers would have already made a first payment of 10% at the time of placing the order. Cash clients for whom funds would have been reserved on a dedicated bank account on placing the order, only make a 10% first payment after delivery. The second payment takes place at the agreed future date.

HOW DO I INFORM OTÉ THAT MY DELIVERY IS COMPLETE?

Although Oté operates online, we offer farmers a secured solution for procuring inputs at better prices. Importers report their findings to us. Oté’s focus is on products that have a long shelve-life as these can be delivered in advance.

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 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.