Before using Local Line, Kye was using an email system to manage incoming orders. The more orders that came in, the more complicated the process would become. Having to send inventory lists and record orders himself quickly became onerous.
Food production works in seasons. If you are a seasonal business, you don’t want to lose customers over the off-seasons. Here are our best tips to continue to market your seasonal business during the off-season:
As the world’s population approaches 9.8 billion in 2050, the importance of food safety is increasing. To combat future outbreaks, governments and food corporations are looking to food traceability platforms to keep our food safe.
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!
Excellent customer service is the best way to maintain and retain customers. Sometimes things happen, and a customer is left unhappy with a product or your service. Having a well-developed plan to deal with unhappy customers will only serve you in the long run.
When you first start selling online, your routine changes! There are certain habits you need to keep to make the most of your new system. Here are some of our best practices:
“The analytics and reporting tools are awesome! I can easily have an overview of our orders without having to do any data entry myself. The biggest benefit I’ve had since using Local Line is how much time it saves me!”
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?
At Local Line, many of our customers have set up awesome stores for a variety of uses! Need some inspiration to get started? Here are some online stores that are doing it right!
It is a common misconception that face-to-face interaction is the only method of building a relationship. In today’s world, this is not the most convenient way to sell, nor is it always possible to develop your relationships this way.
Local Line was created to help local farmers succeed as independent entrepreneurs. The reality is that more local farmers have to find a way to get to market better, faster, and cheaper in order to prosper. Since our founding in 2015, Local Line is now used by farmers across Canada, USA, and Australia to help them sell more product, organize their business data, and save time.