The 2019 Fall Early Order season is just around the corner, and the savings opportunities are already getting started. With the numerous savings programs available, we understand that things can get confusing, whether it's your first time participating in an EOP or your 20th! We've complied a list of the top questions we get asked about the early order process. The ITP team is always available to assist you as well!
Question: Is there a minimum amount I need to spend, to qualify for discounts?
Answer: Syngenta and BASF have purchase minimums of $5,000. For FMC, a rebate minimum of $300 is needed to qualify. For Bayer's new Flex Solutions program, there is no minimum.
Question: Do I have to fill out any paperwork, or submit anything?
Answer: No! All you need to do is place your order with your ITP sales rep, and we make sure everything is filled out for you. For the Bayer Flex Solutions EOP, you need to be registered for Bayer Rewards. You can easily sign-up online, ask your rep for assistance.
Question: Speaking of Bayer Flex Solutions, what is this new platform about?
Answer: Bayer has completely re-invented the way they do EOPs, with a new online program called Flex Solutions. In this program you will be able to see your past years' EOPs, as well as build custom EOP programs. Your ITP sales rep has received training on this program and can help walk you through this helpful new tool- and show you how the rebates work.
Question: What are the best opportunities for savings?
Answer: The best time to place your order is October, as most Early Order Programs offer an additional rebate % during this month. In addition, some companies offer bundle packages at a discounted rate, allowing you to double-dip your savings. And lastly, some programs offer a year-long program. Qualifying orders have the opportunity to continue their discount on orders throughout the entire year!
Question: There are a lot of options- can my ITP rep help me put together a spray program?
Answer: Absolutely! Your ITP rep can assist you in choosing items from various EOP programs that will fit your specific needs, and will maximize your savings. We can customize a sample program and savings calculator, to give you all the details before you pull the trigger and place your EOP order.
Question: I want to purchase my EOP in October, for maximum rebate, but I don't have room in my shop yet.
Answer: No problem! Shipping dates are very flexible. Generally, you can choose a delivery date in October, November, or December 2019. If you need a delivery date past December, just ask your ITP rep and we will accommodate your needs.
Question: I need some fungicides ASAP, but am not sure what else I would like to complete my order yet. Do I need to order everything at once?
Answer: Nope! You generally have from October through mid-December to qualify/place your entire EOP. Rebates will vary according to the month you placed the order, with the best rebates on orders placed in October.
Question: How does billing work, what terms will I receive?
Answer: Each EOP varies with term dates, but they generally will be due between May-July 2020. These details are always included on the order form. You will receive a bill from our partner, Southern Ag, when the order is placed. Your Spring/Summer 2020 terms will be specified on the invoice.
Check out full details on this years' EOPs HERE!