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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..

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? 

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 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..

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,..

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..

Finding Success with Your Online Farmers’ Market Store with Darren Stott

July 3, 2020

Times have changed. Getting markets connected and online is new for a lot of market managers and vendors. At Local Line, we want to help! We were..

Crash Course: How to Tell Your Brand Story

April 14, 2020

When making the switch to selling online, getting your marketing down is more important than ever. In this time of crisis, your traditional sales..

How to Launch and Promote Your Farm's Online Store in Under 3 Days

April 5, 2020

Offering your products to customers online is a convenient—and crucial—way to get fresh, local food into the hands of your community during these..

6 Tips to Get Your Online Storefront Ready for Orders

March 25, 2020

Your business is a fundamental part of our food system, and the changes to standard business during the COVID-19 pandemic affect the way people in..

How to Launch and Promote Your Market's Online Store in Under 3 Days

March 20, 2020

Offering your market's local food to customers online is a convenient—and crucial—way to get local food into the hands of your community during..

5 Ways to Get New Customers from Instagram

March 4, 2020

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 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:

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..

How to Write Product Descriptions That Sell

September 18, 2019

When you’re selling food online, your product descriptions and product photos are the most persuasive tools you have to get customers to buy. A..

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..

How to Set Up a Referral Program for Your Business

July 18, 2019

Getting new customers takes a lot of time and money. Make it easy for yourself and set up a referral program! Word of mouth is one of the best..

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..

How to Create a Facebook Business Page

June 17, 2019

Facebook can be very powerful for small business owners. It serves as social proof that you are current, and actively running your business. The..

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 Send the Perfect Email Newsletter

April 18, 2019

Newsletters are an important way to keep your customers updated on your business and your products. Lucky for you, there’s a generally accepted ..

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,..

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..

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..