Ever had these problems?
- Unsold produce going to waste?
- Unprofitable farmer's markets?
- Wholesalers driving down prices?
- Difficulty finding new customers?
- Feeling your effort is undervalued?
- Customers not engaging with you?
- Lack of repeat customers?
When customers understand and value how something is made, they are more likely to remember you and buy again. We provide a safe and efficient way for consumers to buy direct from you by pre-paying and becoming part of your loyal community of customers (we call them Batchmates).
Modern food production places all the financial risk on the producer. Could you offer a better price to customers if they shared this risk and paid you some money upfront?
Selling on Batchseed is special because you get some money upfront when enough customers commit and you agree to start production. The system manages payments for you, so if the pre-sales of a batch doesn't reach a threshold (which you set) you aren't obliged to produce anything and anyone who has paid will be automatically refunded.
Batchseed is best suited to batch production (the clue's in the name!) but we're not prescriptive. Whether one share is half a pig delivered in 6 months or a pot of jam next week, we enable easy communication and transparency. Our platform provides tools for you to post updates (photos, text and video) direct to the Batchmates who have bought shares to support your production.
Updates and content are all part of the deal as Batchmates want to hear your story. As passionate farmers, growers and artisan producers it's your story that makes you unique and helps you to retain your customers to drive repeat business.
We're building a community of producers willing to offer a proportion of their produce for sale on batchseed. This pledge of produce will allow us to promote this new way of buying to consumers.
You will benefit from free sign-up, support and no ongoing fees. Our competitive commission will come from sales of each successfully funded batch (ie no win, no fee). And remember, if the batch isn't successfully funded there is no expectation to produce or supply anything.