1After you place your individual heating oil order, PriceLayer intelligently groups that order with other orders in your community into a single bulk order. It takes as few as 10 orders in a 1 mile radius to create a bulk order, so a bulk order can happen in a single street. PriceLayer’s bulk order sizes are designed to maximise your savings and minimise the time it takes to form a bulk order.
2To help speed up the formation of bulk orders in your community, you can spread the word to lots of your friends, family and neighbours using Facebook, email, Twitter, LinkedIn, SMS and Whatsapp (if using a mobile device) and more. With Pricelayer’s sharing app, the time it takes to form a bulk order can be less than an hour, easily beating the multi-week delivery cycles used by most oil buying clubs!
3Once a bulk order has formed, all licensed oil companies with depots within a 20 mile radius are automatically invited to bid to win the order in a true, transparent, competitive market place. On average, 18 oil companies are invited to bid on the bulk order. There are 703 depots in the PriceLayer database, or about 98% of all UK oil companies’ depots. The bidding auction ends after 1 business day and the lowest price wins! The lowest cost supplier then supplies your order in accordance with the delivery instructions for your order and account.
4You can then re-order with a few clicks, to be fulfilled during a future delivery window YOU specify. Don’t worry if you need it sooner or later than you originally thought, you can edit your future delivery schedule any time you like and our email alerts keep you updated as your delivery window approaches. This automates your oil buying, at the best market price, delivered when you want it. That’s one less thing for you to worry about and more money in your pocket!