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E-commerce Subscription Software

Flexible, Easy-to-use Subscription Platform

Farmer subscription box service platform to sell food and produce online
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Add Recurring Revenue 

Turn one-time e-commerce orders into recurring revenue by offering subscriptions on your products. Converting customers to subscriptions provides greater cashflow predictability and allows customers to reserve in-demand products in advance.

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Maximum Flexibility

Add, edit, and cancel subscriptions, manage customer settings, oversee customer management, and cancel their subscription from the back office. Your customers can edit their subscription settings and add one-off purchases to their subscription orders.

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Subscriptions for Weighted Items

Variable-weight order functionality for all your subscription products, like meat and seafood. Pre-authorize your customer's card and charge it only after the final weights have been added.

Subscription plans for all your customers.

A subscription plan defines how orders are created on a recurring basis. Create unique daily, weekly, monthly or custom subscription plans for different customers, or have customers generate their own subscription orders while shopping your storefront. After a subscription is started, it can be edited, skipped, or cancelled.

Vegetable and produce subscription box platform for local farms

Subscription plans for all your customers.

A subscription plan defines how orders are created on a recurring basis. Create unique daily, weekly, monthly or custom subscription plans for different customers, or have customers generate their own subscription orders while shopping your storefront. After a subscription is started, it can be edited, skipped, or cancelled.

Control every subscription from your Local Line back office.

Pickup and delivery options for subscription boxes

Order Fulfillment

Select which delivery and pickup options are available for subscription products. Define eligible plans, frequency, lead times, and payment methods.

Example of subscription options for organic milk

Subscriptions by Package

Set subscriptions for specific product packages and price lists. Want to offer some packages as one-time purchase and other packages as subscription products? No problem!

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A La Carte Add-ons

Customers can add non subscription items to any subscription order, making it easy to run sales and generate upsells, and increase average order size

Let's take a look at how to sell subscriptions online with Local Line

A subscription feature that works for all types of business models.

 

Used by all types of farms selling all types of products, our subscription feature integrates with our website builder and can accommodate all types of workflows. No matter what you grow or who you sell to, Local Line will simplify how you run your subscription program.

Unique Subscription Plans

Set subscription plans for specific customers in your back office or offer subscription products for your different price lists.

Subscriptions for Weighted Products

Sell weighted products like meat, vegetables or seafood in a subscription. Pre-authorize your customers card at checkout and charge it after final weights have been added. 

Add, Edit, and Skip Orders

Add and edit subscriptions, change settings, and cancel subscriptions from your back office. Your customers can edit their subscription settings and add one-off purchases to their subscription orders in their order history. 

Subscriptions by Package

Set subscriptions at the unique package level. Want to offer some packages as one-time purchase and subscription products? No problem!

A La Carte Add-ons

Allow customers to add non subscription items to any subscription order, making it easy to run sales and generate upsells. 

Delivery & Pickup

Customers select their preferred delivery and pick up plan prior to completing their order in the storefront. This ensures that only customers eligible for subscription products can checkout. 

Testimonials

A subscriptions workflow built just for farms

Local Line is trusted by thousands of farmers and food hubs around the world. See what they have to say about Local Line's subscription feature.

“We've been really impressed with the people behind Local Line. It's really focused on agriculture and what we're doing which is really handy. Anytime you're asking for support, there's always someone there. They're speaking our language, they know farming. They know the platform really well.”

River Bottom Family Farm
Laura and Ray

- River Bottom Family Farm

"Having customers be able to order online is huge. Last year, we didn’t even have a credit card feature for most of our CSA members. We had to rely on people seeing our advertising, then remembering to go home, write a check, and send it in the mail. This has made it a lot easier for your customers and us! "

Spur Hollow Farm
Jeff

- Spur Hollow Farm

Spend more time in the field and less time in the office.

Easily connect with your customers, sell online, and effortlessly fulfill orders with just a few clicks. Spend more time in the field and less time in the office.

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Frequently asked questions about Subscriptions

What is subscription model in farm e-commerce?

In farm e-commerce, the subscription model is a business strategy where customers pay a recurring fee at regular intervals for a certain product i.e. a meat or veggie box subscription. This approach is becoming more and more popular amongst farmers to ensure recurring revenue. For example, customers can sign up for local farm subscriptions to receive regular deliveries of fresh farm produce, meat, seafood, eggs, dairy, and even specialty items like flowers for those who sell flowers online.

How much does a subscription e-commerce platform cost?

The cost of adding the subscriptions feature to your Local Line account is $24/month. Local Line plans such as Premium and up, include this feature in the monthly cost. For specific pricing details, you can visit our pricing page. Local Line offers flexible pricing to accommodate different business sizes and needs.

How do I start a food subscription service?

To create a food subscription service with Local Line, you can sign up for a 7-day free trial with Local Line. Once you register you’ll be able to build your website, set up your ecommerce offerings, and then manage subscription-based orders. You can define subscription plans, manage customer subscriptions, and integrate these with your product offerings, all through Local Line’s user-friendly interface. Read more about how to set up subscriptions in Local Line.

How can I sell subscriptions online?

To start selling subscriptions online with Local Line, first set up an account using our free 7-day trial, define your subscription offerings, and integrate them into your existing product list. Utilize Local Line's features to manage subscriptions, including customer modifications and order fulfillment.

How do I start a food box subscription business?

Starting a food box subscription business involves several steps. First, identify the food products you want to offer on a subscription basis. With Local Line, you can learn how to sell subscriptions online, including setting up your subscription plans on the platform. Local Line provides tools to build a storefront, manage customer subscriptions, process payments, and handle order fulfillment efficiently. Additionally, marketing your subscriptions to your target audience is a critical part of the process.

Can you set up a CSA subscription on Local Line?

Yes, you can set up a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscription on Local Line. Our platform is designed to cater specifically to the needs of farms and food businesses, making it ideal for managing CSA subscriptions. With Local Line, you can easily create and manage different subscription plans for your CSA, track customer shares, and handle various aspects of order fulfillment, including delivery routes and pick up plans. This functionality allows you to offer your customers a seamless subscription experience, ensuring they regularly receive their share of your farm's produce, while also simplifying the management process for you. Learn more about using Local Line as a CSA software for your farm.

What is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It's a model where consumers purchase a share of a farm's harvest in advance and, in return, receive regular allotments of the farm's produce throughout the growing season. This model supports local agriculture and provides consumers with fresh, locally-sourced food. Learn more about CSA marketing.