26 Jul '12, 12pm

Online marketplace set to launch local food vendors into the mainstream

Online marketplace set to launch local food vendors into the mainstream

Fulfilling orders at Bread SRSLY. When Sadie Scheffer decided to start her own vegan, gluten-free baking company, the logistics were not her top priority. Like many small food companies without retail spaces, she started Bread SRSLY by delivering her breads and muffins on a bike, using a makeshift online ordering system through email and Etsy, and taking cash on delivery. Scheffer’s system worked when she was fielding a few orders at a time, but when it came time to scale up, it was less than ideal. Enter Good Eggs , a San Francisco-based startup that provides online tools for small and sustainable food producers. Now Scheffer’s orders come through the Good Eggs online platform, and on top of taking orders from house to house, she now also drops off a lot of product at once at community pickup spots arranged by the company. She sells three times as many loaves of bread as ...

Full article: http://grist.org/locavore/online-marketplace-set-to-launc...

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