Our Hubs are run by small teams of passionate, local people working to support your enterprise. Your Hub Team will provide you with an online platform to sell on, an established Hub customer base, technical support with our selling platform, exposure on our social media and marketing ... we even co-ordinate, pack and deliver your goods to your customers, all you need to do is make sure your orders are ready and deliver them to us in one easy interaction on your Hubs designated order day!
As a selling platform, Kent Food Hubs have chosen to use the Open Food Network. The OFN is a global network of people who are working together to develop new food systems and the software to support them. By using open source software, the OFN keeps costs low for those enterprises (such as Food Hubs) that use them. They share our values and are paving the way for an environmentally conscious way to shop, for you and your customers. As a CIC we are making direct links with our local communities to establish support for community projects and initiatives, to challenge food inequality and set up education and volunteering opportunities, so alongside the online shopfront, Kent Food Hubs will also offer you opportunities to sell at markets and events, to be involved with our education and outreach programmes as they evolve and have a real say in how the CIC is run via a Traders Panel.
So what do we ask in return for the opportunity to join a community full of people just like you? Simply, after a months free trial with free marketing advice, feedback and OFN support, if you’re happy with Kent Food Hubs, then we can formalise the arrangement with your Hub Co-ordinators, arrange your subscription to you can become an official Kent Food Hubs Trader!