Quartzy is and always will be free for scientists, both in industry and academia.
We make money through the Effortless Quotes and Shop features. For U.S. labs using the Requests module, Quartzy hunts for cheaper prices on the supplies they are about to buy. If we find a better price we send you a quote, which you can choose to accept or ignore. If you accept our quote, you buy the item from Quartzy. Our suppliers pay us a commission for sourcing products from them, and you get the product for cheaper. Win-win!