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How to Use Online Ordering to Pre-Sell for Market

Everyone is getting a bit fed up with farmers’ markets. They can be extremely unpredictable. One week you sell out, the next you only sell half the product you sold the previous week. Instead of relying on market sales, use your online store for pre-sales! 

Posted on 
Nov 12, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
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Why Increasing Your Prices 5% Will Make You 8.5% More Money

If you want to survive as a farm, you have to operate as a business. By operating efficiently and effectively, over time, you will find ways to reach all customers. When is the last time you reviewed your prices?

Posted on 
Sep 22, 2019
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Nina Galle
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How to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Farm

As a small business owner, every hand contributes significantly to the day-to-day operations. It may seem tedious to go through the hiring process, however, the more time and energy put into the process, the better quality candidates you will find. 

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Sep 3, 2019
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Nina Galle
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How to Prioritize what to Grow for Next Season

Prioritizing which crop to grow each season is a delicate task. You must take into account which products have the highest yield, have the highest margins, and sell the most units.

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Aug 20, 2019
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Nina Galle
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How to Successfully Find Suppliers for a Food Hub

Food suppliers are the heart of your business. Food hubs and aggregation platforms help support local food production and connect food suppliers to their communities.

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Jul 31, 2019
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Nina Galle
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How to Set Up a Referral Program for Your Business

Getting new customers takes a lot of time and money. Make it easy for yourself and set up a referral program!

Posted on 
Jul 25, 2019
  by
Matt Magdales
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Expert's Guide: How to Use Advanced Inventory

To help our customers better manage their inventories, we created Advanced Inventory. This feature allows you to create multiple packages, units, and prices for one set of inventory for one product.

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Jul 23, 2019
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Nina Galle
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What are the Benefits of Selling to a Food Hub?

Due to the specific rules and regulations of running a food hub, they are a great sales channel for small-scale farmers and food producers. Some of the great benefits include:

Posted on 
Jul 17, 2019
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Nina Galle
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Square or Stripe: Which one is better for your business?

An important part of having an online store is having the right online payments platform to get you paid quickly. Local Line integrates with two popular payment providers, Stripe and Square. 

Posted on 
Jul 9, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
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How to Determine Cost of Goods Sold

The Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) is the total of all the costs that go into producing a product.

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May 7, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
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How to Sell Food with your Neighbours

As the demand for locally-produced, environmentally friendly, and socially ethical food continues to rise, consumers are looking to the food industry for new solutions.

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Mar 7, 2019
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Nina Galle
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4 Ways to Forecast Your Growth Properly

A common mistake we see amongst food suppliers looking to grow their businesses is inaccurately forecasting their costs and profits. Let’s end this today.

Posted on 
Nov 24, 2018
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Nina Galle
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5 Tips for Getting More Customers Today

If you looking to expand your customer base, here are five tips for getting more customers.

Posted on 
Nov 21, 2018
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Nina Galle
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What Your Customers Want From Their Shopping Experience

Getting to know who your customers are and what they want from their shopping experience is a recipe for success. So what do they want, and how are you going to give it to them?

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Nov 19, 2018
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Nina Galle
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Don’t Leave Your Customers Hanging – Standing Orders

A standing order is a purchase order covering a repeated delivery of goods in specified quantities, at specified prices, and according to a specified time schedule. 

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Nov 5, 2018
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Nina Galle
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How Do I Sell to Retail?

In order to be successful when selling to retail, you have to consider that you are actually selling to two different channels: ‘the retailer or retail chain’ and ‘the consumers shopping at the retail location’.

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Oct 26, 2018
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Nina Galle
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How to Set Up the Best Online Storefront

Your online store is the first thing customers now see when purchasing from your business. Let’s make it great.

Posted on 
Oct 24, 2018
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Nina Galle
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5 Ways to Increase Your Food Business’ Productivity Today

Increasing your business’ productivity can make the difference between staying stagnant and growing.

Posted on 
Oct 22, 2018
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Nina Galle
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How to Beat the Competition

Food can be fiercely competitive and is changing quickly. As a food producer, you want to stand out and differentiate your business from other options.

Posted on 
Oct 18, 2018
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Nina Galle
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How Do I Get More Out of My Customers?

Now that you’ve got your customers and kept them, it’s time to get the most out of them!

Posted on 
Oct 17, 2018
  by
Nina Galle
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Should I Ship Free Samples to My Customers?

Offering free product, doesn’t seem like the best business strategy, however if done tactfully, it can benefit your sales.

Posted on 
Sep 10, 2018
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Nina Galle
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It’s Time To Go Paperless in Your Food Business

Do you feel like your wasting time on managing your incoming orders? Are you struggling with keeping track of your inventory?

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Sep 6, 2018
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Nina Galle
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What Are the Advantages of Accepting Payments Online?

An essential aspect of having an online store is providing online payments. Here’s why accepting payments online could benefit your business and increase your sales.

Posted on 
Sep 6, 2018
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Nina Galle
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Sell Food Online Direct to Consumer, Here’s How!

Often consumers don’t even want to engage the vendor at all. Online sales are continuing to increase and increase yearly. Consumers want the ability to purchase everything from the comfort of their home.

Posted on 
Jul 25, 2018
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Nina Galle
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The Dos and Don’ts when Selling to Chefs

To understand the dos and don’ts when selling to restaurants, Local Line interviewed executive chef of B hospitality, Aaron Clyne.

Posted on 
Jul 20, 2018
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Nina Galle
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Selling Food to Restaurants – How to Find the Perfect One!

Restaurants want to stay current by being able to source fresh, local ingredients to add to their menu, which is notable for local food suppliers and for diners.

Posted on 
Jul 11, 2018
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Nina Galle
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How to Calculate Minimum Order Quantities

A Minimum Order Value (MOV) is the lowest dollar value that you will ship to your customers. Setting a MOV guarantees a minimum profit per order, while also ensuring that the cost of distributing your product is not too high per order.

Posted on 
Apr 30, 2018
  by
Matt Magdales
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How Do I Calculate Order Minimums?

One question we get asked a lot is how to create the proper order minimums for your customers. Here's how:

Posted on 
Feb 23, 2018
  by
Matt Magdales
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