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Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below
What is Applegate?
Applegate is a comparison site for business purchases.
We help businesses find the products and services they need by connecting them with suppliers who can provide quotes.
Be confident you’re getting the best deal. Let us get quotes for your business buying, to save you time and money.
How does Applegate find suppliers?
We have thousands of supplier members across many sectors of industry. Whatever your business needs, we have a supplier ready to help.
We use our own bespoke technology, combined with 20 years of experience to match suppliers to your request.
Does Applegate charge buyers?
No. There is no charge to source quotes for you, and no obligation to buy from an Applegate supplier once quotes have been found.
Does Applegate charge suppliers?
Yes. Applegate charges a monthly membership subscription to suppliers. This covers our costs and reflects savings the supplier will make from spending less time and money finding new business leads.
Suppliers pay a fixed monthly subscription with no hidden charges, and nobody takes a cut of deals made through Applegate.
What type of suppliers will I find through Applegate?
We have thousands of supplier members across a number of industry sectors. From routine purchases to extraordinary one-offs, in quantities from single units to millions, we know all the right suppliers.
How many quotes will I receive?
Depending on the sector and the type of job you need a quote for, this could vary, but you should expect to receive at least 3 quotes from potential suppliers.
If your request is particularly tricky or unique, we will contact you to discuss the number of quotes to expect.
Will potential suppliers be able to contact me directly?
Only if they have been matched to a specific request that you have raised. Typically the number of matches is pitched to achieve 3 quotes for you. So for a standard request, we might put your request out to 5 closely matched suppliers in the expectation of quickly getting you 3 quotes. Outside of these suppliers matched to your need, no other members will ever be able to contact you.
What support do you provide to buyers?
Our success depends on you getting the service you need. As such, we have a dedicated Buyer Success Team to help you get the responses you need. We might help you to define your request, give you feedback on alternative quantities that might yield more competitive quotes, and even call suppliers on your behalf if necessary.
In short, we will use all our knowledge and experience of managing the quotation process for thousands of companies to help you get the deal you need.
Does Applegate verify suppliers on its site?
Applegate does not test the validity of the quotes you get, or vouch for the quality of the product or service. We source quotes for you in good faith, and you should assess the quotes in the same way that you would if you were sourcing them yourself.
However, you can take some reassurance from the fact that all our supplier companies are stable enough to be paying a membership subscription to Applegate and also that if we found a supplier member was not legitimate, we would remove them from our site immediately.
How do I start?
Simply click the ‘get quotes’ button anywhere on the Applegate website and fill in the details of what you need. Quotes will come to you by email, but you can also log in to a personalised dashboard to contact suppliers and manage multiple quotes.
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