FarmDrop is a tech-based solution getting your products to more customers right in your community.
Connect to Your Local Food Network – Involvement in FarmDrop will bring you the benefits of a more connected, stronger distribution system. We host multiple farmers and producers from your surrounding community on one streamlined online marketplace, creating a collaborative marketing, sales, and distribution channel. You get the retail price you want with less time spent selling at farmers markets. One community at a time, we are building a network of direct-to-consumer online farmers markets to give more access to local foods.
In a time of increased isolation FarmDrop keeps everyone safe and connects us all to the food economies and relationships that sustain the fabric of community life.
Grow Your Business Digitally – FarmDrop creates the digital storefront, does technical support, and connects you with other FarmDrop communities. Our data-driven approach to understanding customers’ demands and appetite for local products will help scale your business locally and beyond. Each location has a Market Hub Manager who handles customer service and pick up site logistics as well as promotes to customers in the area on your behalf, creating excitement about your products and local food story. Our system collects payments from customers, generates a report for your harvest, and distributes funds directly to you, with a processing fee.
Zero Waste – Shoppers select their favorite products from your networked stores and pay through the site in advance. You harvest-to-order, ensuring customers get the very best of what you create and you don’t have to waste any labor, product, or time. Now you can grow a digital business while spending more time doing what you love: growing, raising, and making food that sustains your community, with collaborative systems.
Make a Difference – Your FarmDrop marketplace creates new local jobs by adding a Market Manager for each hub, supporting an existing farmer or nonprofit. Grassroots organizations with environmental and social impact can also be featured alongside producers’ storefronts, creating an opportunity for exposure and fundraising. Tell us what cause you stand for in your community and we will stand with you, creating revenue-generating opportunities for the organizations you love. Customers shop for what they want – their dollars make a collective impact!
FARMDROP’s SHARED VALUE
Collaborative Marketing – FarmDrop and your Market Hub Managers send weekly email reminders to customer databases and do social media marketing, while you cross promote to your networks.
Shared Sales Revenue – Our tech processes your payments; you harvest or prepare only what has already been sold and paid for. FarmDrop charges 5-10% of product sales with a Stripe fee of 2.9% + 0.30 cents that applies to each aggregate transaction (i.e your net earnings = total amount purchased in an order – 5% – (2.9% + 30cents)).
Distribution and Order Fulfillment – Market Hub Managers take care of all marketing and order fulfillment coordination, pickup locations, wholesale orders, EBT customers and home delivery as well as customer service. Customers are each charged an extra $5 pick-up fee, which goes to support the Market Hub Manager position.