Buying Features

Finding the type of hay or forage you're looking for can be time consuming and frustrating.  Even more frustrating, is getting it home, feeding it, and finding it was not what you expected.  The TruBid Hay Exchange gives you all the features and options needed to find what you're looking for, along with seller accountability measures to help ensure you get what you paid for.

FIND What You're Looking For...GET What You're Paid For!
 


Advanced Search Capability

With our advanced search functions you have the ability to search for listings in a selected radius and filter the results based on your selected criteria.  This is especially helpful when looking for a specific forage in a certain bale size.  Search results can be either viewed on a map or in a detailed list which can be sorted by any column type you choose.

Standardized Full-Detail Listings

TruBid takes the guesswork out of buying forage.  We prompt sellers for all the details you may want to have before making a purchase.  Key details, including price/bale or price/ton and quality ratings, can be viewed in the search results table for easy comparison.  By clicking on the detail view, you can view the full-detailed listing displayed in an easy-to-view format.

Apple-to-Apple Price Comparisons

When forages are sold by the bale, making price comparisons between forages is difficult as bale weights always vary.  In order to provide apple-to-apple price comparisons we use the price/bale and estimated bale weight provided by the seller to calculate the price/ton making price comparisons simple and easy.

Alerts & Notifications

Not finding what you're looking for?  Sick of getting beat to the punch?  With TruBid you can just save your search and get notified by email or text as soon as a forage matching your search criteria is posted.

Up-to-Date Listings

With our automated listing updates you don't have to wonder, and waste time checking on availability of a forage.  All bale quantities in listings are updated automatically, or deleted when sold out.  If a forage is listed on TruBid, you can rest assured it is available!

Seller Accountability

As part of our 'Trusted & True' platform, we strive to hold sellers accountable.  Unless a seller lists their forage a "Sold as is" they are expected to stand behind their product with their choice of a guarantee in regards to the details they have provided in their listing.  In the event a seller develops a bad seller rating, there will be consequences, and they could ultimately be blocked from selling through TruBid.

CAR ScoreSM Quality Rating System

TruBid has developed a proprietary quality rating system called CAR ScoreSM.  Sellers are prompted to assess the quality of their forage based on key categories that affect and determine it's overall quality.  Based on their assessment, a CAR Score is calculated and assigned to the forage indicating the general overall quality of the forage.   The CAR Score especially helpful when comparing similar forages in search results.

Tru-Weight Guarantees

Sellers have the ability to offer a Tru-Weight Guarantee.  This guarantee gives buyers the option to weigh the bales purchased.  If the total actual weight is more than 10 percent underweight the seller agrees to reimburse the buyer the difference plus scale fees, and any additional commission or sales tax incurred as a result of the bales being underweight.

Trusted & True Guarantee

When a seller offers a Trusted & True Guarantee they are guaranteeing that their forage is as described in their listing.  If for some reason the buyer finds it is not, the seller designates in their listing how they would be willing to reimburse they buyer if there is an issue found.

Live Friendly Customer Support!

Whether it's navigating our website, dealing with a technical issue, or needing help addressing an issue with your purchase, just contact our customer support from our Contact Us page.  Our Customer Support team is standing by eager to help out!

Find a Hauler (Coming soon!)

In search of someone to haul your bales?  Use our Find a Hauler page to help find someone that can meet your hauling needs.  With our Hauler Search feature you can search for haulers within a defined radius capable of meeting your specific hauling needs.

Pay with Credit Card

Enjoy the convenience of paying by credit card and potentially getting 1 to 3% cash back with any type of rewards card.