Selling Features

Why TruBid Over Facebook, Craigslist or Local Hay Auctions?

Sellers will GET BEST PRICE and SELL FASTER on the TruBid Hay Exchange since it is the preferred marketplace for buyers to purchase forages.  Buyers prefer TruBid because of our comprehensive detailed listings, advanced search capability, trusted & true platform and other buying features.  In addition to getting the best price and selling faster, TruBid also provides sellers with the additional benefits and features listed below.

Fixed Price Listings (with volume discount pricing)

Using our Fixed Price listings you are able list your forages for sale until they are sold.  With Fixed Price listings, sellers have options to add custom volume discount pricing and can change the pricing or move items to an auction at any time.  Quantities are automatically updated as product is sold.


Fast & Guaranteed Payment!

No more wondering when, or IF, you are going to be paid.  When selling through TruBid, payment is not only quick and fast, but guaranteed!  Once you mark your forage as picked up, delivered or stored under the Pending Pickup tab on the My Inventory page, your payment will initiated and you will receive a digital check via email from which you can choose to print or have directly deposited into a bank account.


FREE Inventory Management System

The My Inventory center gives you the ability to track the quantity and whereabouts of all your forages throughout the year.  Under the Pending Pickup tab, you can add notes and status dates to forages set aside for pickup or delivery, or those being stored for a customer.  As your forages are sold, your bale quantities are updated automatically. 


Inventory Holding Center

Using the Unlisted Stock feature from the My Inventory pager you can save all the details, pictures and test results for each lot of forage you put up throughout the year.  Then, when you are ready to sell a forage, simply move the quantity you wish to an Auction or Fixed Price listing to sell.  Your bale quantities will be updated automatically.


Online Auctions (Coming Soon!)

Why waste time and fuel loading hauling your forages to a local hay auction when you can sell through our auctions at a fraction of the cost, and potentially get paid to deliver your forage as well.  With our online auctions you can move your forage quickly and always be assured your are getting top market price.  If your forage doesn't sell for your starting price, it does not cost you anything as we do not charge "no sale" fees


No Listing Fees!

We offer FREE LISTINGS!  We collect payment for you from the buyers and a nominal commission will be deducted from the total sale amount whey we issue your payment.  Being our business model is based on high-volume sales, we are able to offer the lowest commission fees in the industry while still providing a full line of features, options and benefits you won't find elsewhere!


Sales Tax Processing

In most states, forage sellers are legally required to collect sales tax on forage products they sell unless the buyer provides a tax exemption certificate, in which case the seller is required by law to keep on file.  TruBid takes care of this responsibility for you.  We handle the collection of any sales tax owed and also collect and maintain the tax exemption certificates.


Strategic Marketing

Strategic broad-based marketing is key to getting maximum price for your forages and selling them quickly.  TruBid eliminates the need to post your forages on different sites for different locations. Through digital marketing, and direct advertising on the sites forages are typically sold, we funnel buyers to our site where they can easily find the forage they are looking for with our advanced search options.


Streamlined Posting Process

Enjoy our simple and streamlined posting process!  We prompt you for all the information buyers need and may be interested in, then compile and present it to buyers in a way that is simple and easy for them to search, view and compare.


Guarantee Options

By offering a Tru-Weight and/or Trusted & True guarantee, sellers can establish themselves as a Trusted & True supplier, making purchasing through you more attractive to buyers.  Buyers will be willing to pay more, and travel a further distance for a forage when they know you are willing to stand behind how you described your product in your listing.

Detailed Sales Reports

Generate your own customized sales reports breaking down sales by date range, forage type, bale type or sale type.  You can also choose to have your sales report summarized enabling you to track and compare your sales from year to year based on sub-categories of your choice.

Seller Ratings

Increase your sales and profitability by building your ranking as a reputable seller.  With a strong seller rating, buyers (especially from farther away) will be willing to risk buying from someone they don't know because of your established reputation.  All seller feedback is currently being tracked internally but there is plans to release an interactive seller rating system in the future.

Live Friendly Customer Support!

Whether it's navigating our website, dealing with a technical issue, or needing help addressing an issue with your sale, just contact our customer support team from our Contact Us page.  They are standing by eager to help you!