Friday, December 16, 2011

Can We Quote You on That? An RFQ How-to

Q offers thousands of items for you to purchase with just a couple clicks, but we also realize that you'll sometimes have special orders or questions about large or complicated requirements that will require our assistance. For these situations, you can submit a Request for Quote (RFQ).
The Request for Quote Form at

Making an RFQ is simple to do and quick to get a response (you'll get a competitive quote within 24 hours and often much faster than that). RFQs can be submitted both online, through's Request for Quote page, and offline, via phone (800-966-6020) or email.

If you make your RFQ via our Web site you'll be presented with a form to fill out (see the screenshot). Regardless of how you submit your RFQ, there are certain pieces of information to include that will allow us to respond to you as quickly as possible.

For each RFQ, we need:
  • Your name
  • Company
  • Phone
  • Email
  • How you'll be using the products
  • A detailed description of what you need (including manufacturer or Q Source part numbers wherever possible)
  • If substitute parts are okay
  • When you need delivery
Make your RFQ as detailed as possible by including any other information you think would help us to respond to you quicker.

After we receive your RFQ we will research the items you requested and look into the best possible solution to your requirements. One of our helpful, expert sales associates will respond to you via email or phone with information about the appropriate items and a competitive price quote. If you have further questions at that point, or are ready to place an order, we will happily accommodate your needs.

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