The FBN℠ product selection is designed to give our members as much choice and the highest savings on inputs possible. We’ve always believed that it is important to offer generic alternatives with the same active ingredients as well-known brand name chemicals.
This year, with your profits at the top of our mind, we’ve added another option to the mix: Value Pick selections.
What is a Value Pick?
With a Value Pick product, you choose your desired active ingredient and concentration while giving us the flexibility to select the exact product to send to you. When you buy a Value Pick product, you lock in the best value we have to offer for that active ingredient and concentration.
Value Picks all meet the same high quality standards as the rest of our product selection. Choosing a Value Pick product simply lets us fulfill your order with the product we can get the best deal on from our suppliers. As with all of the products we sell, we guarantee that the product you receive will be formulated as labeled.
The product you receive may be a generic product. A generic product is manufactured and sold by a company other than the original manufacturer but contains the same active ingredient(s). Generic products are usually “off-patent,” meaning that the patent for the original brand name has expired and other companies are free to make a competitor product. To learn more about generics, read our article “Understanding Branded vs. Generic Ag Chemicals.”
Flexibility = Savings
Although we introduced Value Picks to our product selection for the first time a few months ago, we’re not the first to equate flexibility with savings. You’ll see this concept often in the travel industry.
Popular hotel booking sites, for example, often offer deals that let the website choose the exact hotel where a traveler stays, saving the traveler money. The traveler can enter dates and location and then see options based on star rating, amenities, and price without knowing exactly which hotel they’re choosing at the time that they book. Many flight booking sites have similar options for airlines.
Value Picks work in much the same way. You let us know what active ingredient and concentration you’re looking for, and we give you the best deal we can find without specifying the exact product at the time you buy.
Comparing Value Picks and Branded Products
In the FBN online store, we make it easy to compare Value Picks with their alternatives. You’ll see an alternative product listed next to a Value Pick so that you get a quick apples-to-apples price comparison, with concentration of active ingredients already taken into account. Our goal is always to make it easy for you to make the choice that’s right for you.
FBN Direct is offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and is available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed.