FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2019
KITCHENER, ON – Local Line, a sales and distribution software platform for farmers and food producers is pleased to announce a partnership of Local Line’s food hub software and Local Orbit, a market-leading food hub management software platform. When combined, the software will be the most comprehensive, affordable, and modern offering in the market.
Starting today, Local Line will be integrating the best parts of the Local Orbit platform, including pick lists, lot traceability, payment method configurations, promotions, discount codes, cross-selling, and volume price break configuration. Local Orbit customers moving to Local Line will enjoy access to all Local Line functionality including Quickbooks integration, customized pricing/product lists, multiple packing options, supplier purchase orders, customizable product categories, and standing/recurring orders. The merging of the two systems is expected to be fully complete by mid-late April, 2019.
In addition to the merging of these two systems, Rob Barreca, the owner & CEO at Local Orbit will be joining the Local Line product team to lead the roadmap for food hubs.
“We’re very excited to merge key Local Orbit functionality with our food hub software to create the best food hub software available in the market. Expanding and deepening our food hub functionality is a big focus for our team this year, and we’re fortunate to have Rob join our engineering team to lead that development” said Cole Jones, CEO of Local Line.
Local Orbit customers moving over will adopt Local Line’s pricing model, which charges $50/month per price list. For example, a food hub might need a retail price list and a wholesale price-list, bringing their monthly fee to $100. All food hubs will start with a free trial, and Local Line is offering a 30-day money back guarantee. On average, food hubs can expect similar total prices when they move over.
“Local Line is without a doubt the best partner for Local Orbit. They have a great team, solid resources, a loyal customer base, and they’re committed to nothing less than excellence for the local food industry. As someone who has now spent over five years running a food hub and working on food hub software, I’ve never been more excited or optimistic about the future of local food” said Rob Barreca, Local Orbit CEO and new product lead at Local Line.
For those food hubs that are interested in seeing the Local Line platform, and discussing the migration plan, please book a dedicated time to speak with a Local Line product specialist here. For more information on Local Line, visit their website.
Today’s farmers and food producers face shrinking margins and must expand into new markets. The Local Line sales and distribution platform helps the 89% of food hubs in North America who source small and mid-sized producers (2017 National Food Hub Survey).
Local Line helps food suppliers doing direct sales increase their orders and save time on order fulfillment. The Local Line white-label e-commerce, CRM, inventory and logistics modules enable suppliers to control their own brand and grow their business on their terms.