Cole Jones, CEO and founder of Local Line, a sales and distribution software platform for farmers and food producers, has announced a partnership with Local Orbit, a market-leading food hub management software platform. When combined, the software will be the most comprehensive, affordable, and modern offering in the market.
Local Line will be integrating the best parts of the Local Orbit platform, including pick lists, lot traceability, payment method configurations, promotions, discount codes, cross-selling, and volume price break configuration. Local Orbit customers moving to Local Line will enjoy access to all Local Line functionality including Quickbooks integration, customized pricing/product lists, multiple packing options, supplier purchase orders, customizable product categories, and standing/recurring orders. The merging of the two systems is expected to be fully complete by mid-late April 2019.
In addition to the merging of these two systems, Rob Barreca, the owner & CEO at Local Orbit will be joining the Local Line engineering team to lead the roadmap for food hubs.
Local Orbit customers moving over will adopt Local Line’s pricing model, which charges $50/month per price list. For example, a food hub might need a retail price list and a whole Local Orbit customers moving over will adopt Local Line’s pricing model, which charges $50/month per price list. For example, a food hub might need a retail price list and a wholesale price list, bringing their monthly fee to $100. All food hubs will start with a free trial, and Local Line is offering a 30-day money back guarantee. On average, food hubs can expect similar total prices when they move over.
For more information on Local Line, visit the website. For a feature in the February 2019 issue of The Grower, see “Organic market gardener expands business using Local Line platform.”
Source: Local Line January 24, 2019 news release