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Sell Everywhere, to Every Customer: Why You Should Upgrade from Vendor to a Full Local Line Account

April 22, 2021

The Local Line Market platform is a great tool to help markets (and vendors) sell to their customers online. As a vendor, you get access to a..

30 Posts, 30 Ways: Instagram Ideas to Copy-and-Post Directly to Your Account

April 15, 2021

The goal for your Instagram business account should be to connect and engage with people who want to buy your products. With 1 billion active..

How Shared Legacy Farms Sold Out Their 400 Member CSA

February 15, 2021

Kurt and Corinna Bench run Shared Legacy Farms, a 400 member CSA in Elmore, Ohio. With over 12 years of farming experience, their veggie box..

How Affinity Farm Uses Local Line to Replace Farmers Markets

January 10, 2021

For 20 years, Kelly and her husband have run Affinity Farm, a certified natural produce farm  in Moscow, Idaho. They found Local Line at the peak..

How This Farm-Run Online Marketplace Increased Sales with Local Line

December 8, 2020

Merry Meeting Kitchen, based in Brunswick, Maine, has developed a new multi-vendor, collaborative marketing model that acts as an online-only..

How to Use Automated Catalog Schedules to Drive Sales

September 30, 2020

The Local Line catalog feature was created to organize products and priced throughout the platform and maintain streamlined inventory. You are..

7 Successful Local Line Websites to Inspire Your Own

August 21, 2020

Websites are crucial for your business. It allows you to carve out a piece of the Internet for yourself, grow your audience, strengthen your..

How to Take Product Photos for Your Online Store That Sell

February 19, 2020

Photos sell! Your online store needs to be a showcase of your brand, quality, and story. Often businesses don’t spend the time needed on their..

How to Market Your Seasonal Food Business During the Off-Season

December 9, 2019

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 five best..

5 Ways to Attract New Customers

November 21, 2019

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

7 Tips to Setting Up the Best Online Storefront

October 3, 2019

Congratulations on your online store! Welcome to the world of selling online. Your online store is the first thing customers now see when..

Local Line Launches Free Website Builder For Farmers

August 21, 2019

Local Line, an e-commerce & logistics software platform for farmer’s, food hubs, and farmers markets is pleased to announce the launch of a free..

How to Use Facebook Insights to Measure Your Success

August 15, 2019

Facebook offers an analytics tool with their business page to show you trends,  but has updated its algorithm to prioritize content from family..

How to Write Instagram Captions That Drive Engagement with Customers

July 2, 2019

Good Instagram marketing is a skill to be learned and mastered. In addition to posting good pictures, interacting with your followers, and..

How to Start Using Paid Social Media Advertising

July 1, 2019

Social media marketing is essential for your business to thrive. As consumers have increased their online presence, it is necessary to start..

5 Tried and True Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing

June 3, 2019

Marketing allows your customers to understand your business, your products, and why you’re unique. Good marketing can help you reach your target..

5 Things You Can Do For Your Marketing Today (From Your Kitchen Table)

May 7, 2019

Running your own business is a lot of work, and it can be overwhelming to get everything done in one day. With all the duties and added work of..

How to Take Better Farm Photos for Instagram

April 30, 2019

Social media is all about content. Consumers like quality photos that represent your brand, story, and product! Good content increases sales,..

How to Get Started with Instagram as a Farmer

April 8, 2019

Instagram is a great tool to help you market your business! It’s all about visual content and is great for showcasing your production process,..

3 Ways to Use Instagram Insights to Get More Customers

March 1, 2019

Tracking your analytics may seem like a tedious and overwhelming task, but it really doesn’t have to be! It can help you better determine what to..

How to Use Instagram Stories as a Marketing Tool

February 6, 2019

Instagram has proved an extremely useful tool for marketing. Many businesses are using it to increase their customer engagement and develop their..

4 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following Today!

January 10, 2019

Instagram is an extremely powerful tool that focuses on visual content to help you showcase your business and products. Food is a very visual..