21 June 2002

Online inputs quotes arouse interest

VISITORS showed an encouraging level of interest in a Suffolk farmers online inputs quotes service.

Confidentiality was their main concern with Heveningham-based Sam Fairs web-based system for obtaining quotes for agchems, fertilisers, fuel and spare parts 24 hours a day. But they seemed re-assured when he explained that only the password holder can see what is on offer.

Users can rent space on the site, www.QUOTEUS4.com, to provide access for their suppliers who bid for business and key in offers. "Suppliers can see other quotes, but not who made them, and so can rethink the deal. This creates competition." &#42