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Tips and best practices to running a successful online store for your farm or farmers' market

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Upselling and Cross-Selling: How to Increase Your Order Size

February 8, 2021

The most frequent question we get from users is how can I increase my order size to meet my minimum order requirement? 

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..

10 Local Line Best Practices To Increase Your Online Sales

January 3, 2021

Get the most out of your Local Line account! Using all the features from catalog schedules to pick lists and pack lists will allow you to maximize..

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..

New Feature: Store Credit

October 9, 2020

Local Line is excited to launch our new store credit feature! This feature allows customers to pay for their order using store credit. 

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..

How To Set Up Your Local Line Store: A Step-By-Step Guide

September 17, 2020

Setting up your online store is the first step to selling online and organizing your business all in one place.

6 Local Line Resources That Will Help You Run Your Business

September 15, 2020

At Local Line, we want to help you run your most successful business possible. We love sharing helpful and useful content about sales, marketing,..

How to Successfully Offer Home Delivery for Your Farm Business with Darren Stott

September 3, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the business model for many farmers. As some markets close and traditional sales channels adapt, farmers need to find new..

How this Biodynamic Farm is Meeting Demand Online

August 27, 2020

Based in Mulmur, Ontario, Fiddle Foot Farm saw record sales in May during their annual seedling sale. They sold almost three times as many..

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..

Local Line and Perennia Partnership Helps Nova Scotian Food Producers Sell Online

June 16, 2020

Local Line and Perennia Food & Agriculture Inc. are pleased to announce their partnership to support Nova Scotian food producers during COVID-19.

How to Sell Food Subscriptions

January 28, 2020

Subscription boxes have become a massive trend among consumers. Today we can get about anything in a subscription box, from makeup to books to..

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:

How to Save on Shipping Costs as a Farmer

November 13, 2019

It’s no secret that distribution is a pain point for a lot of farmers. Shipping can be very expensive, and you want to make sure it's worth it for..

Customer Service 101: How to Respond to an Order Complaint and Keep the Customer

October 30, 2019

Excellent customer service is the best way to maintain and retain customers. Sometimes things happen, and a customer is left unhappy with a..

How to Sell Local Food to Retailers (and Their Customers)

October 21, 2019

In order to be successful when selling to retailers, you have to consider that you are selling to two different channels: the retailer and their..

Supporting Their Community Through Local Food and an Online Store: KW Habilitation and Our Farm

October 6, 2019

KW Habilitation is a local not-for-profit organization located in Kitchener-Waterloo that provides a wide range of individualized services for..

Selling Local Food to Restaurants: Where to Start

September 9, 2019

Selling food to restaurants can be a hard market to enter. Restaurant sales in Canada have grown significantly in the last 25 years, and finally,..

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..

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 More Online Product Reviews for Your Products

March 4, 2019

Social-proof is the best way to sell a product. Consumers want to know that they are making a smart, informed decision based on what others are..

The New Model for Local Food Distribution in Northern Ontario

January 24, 2019

Located just outside Sudbury in Northern Ontario, Click Fork, an innovative new food hub, is serving their community with fresh, local food in a..

How Thousand Hills Ranch Enhances Customer Communication with Local Line

January 17, 2019

Located in Morden, Manitoba, a two-hour drive from Winnipeg, Thousand Hills Ranch is a family farm producing grass-fed beef and lamb. Thousand..

How Stone Horse Farm uses Local Line to Save Time and Organize Orders

January 15, 2019

Located 15 minutes south of Barrie, in Innisfil Ontario, Stone Horse Farm is a small scale, family-owned, pasture-raised livestock business. Lisa..