How does it work?

  • Free Profile: Registering your food enterprise as a profile on the OFN platform is free.  As a profile you can sell your produce through other OFN shopfronts.
  • Trading Fees: When you start trading with your own Shopfront (as a shop or hub) you can choose from Starter, Scale and Enterprise plans depending on the scale and needs of your business. (Your plan can be adjusted as your food enterprise flourishes and grows.)
  • Support Getting Started: While you are getting started you might need extra support.  Upfront support costs can be used as credit for trading fees  
  • Bespoke Support: As you progress, you may like a little extra help with some of our bespoke features. Not a problem! We have top up support, software integration support and more.
 

Starter

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Enterprise

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£1/month min donation

2% of sales

£50/month + 0.5% of sales

Capped Fees: contact us for a quote

for enterprises trading under £500/month

no minimum payment so no risk while you start

for scaling enterprises trading over £3500/month

for commercial businesses

OFN Shopfront

Unlimited Products

Unlimited Producers

Import Products from File*

Peer support**

Mailchimp Integration

Accounting Integration (QB, Xero, Wave)

Subscriptions

Bespoke Integrations

* This feature is in Beta testing. It is free to use but most users require additional support to successfully import products.
** Including quick set-up guidesour Community Forum, Facebook Shop Manager group and our Group Coaching programme.

Basic Plan

The perfect plan for small scale food producers that want to open their first online shop
£ 1 per month
  • Access to all basic features including your own personalised shopfront with custom images and social media links. Sell your own products or aggregate local producers to create a food hub. There are hundreds of creative ways to build food enterprises that work for your community.
  • You become a member of the platform cooperative, with full voting rights to shape the direction of OFN.
  • Learning from our vibrant community of exciting local food projects around the country. Through blogs, webinars, learning exchanges, gatherings and our community forum become involved with a great community of like minded people across the country (and the world) using food to transform our world for the better.
  • Receive our special members newsletter jammed with opportunities, funding offers, the occasional job offer, tips and tricks for getting the most out of the OFN platform and network.

Starter Plan

A starter set of features to save you time and let you grow your food enterprise risk free
2
%
Monthly
  • All of the Basic features plus...
  • Integration with Mailchimp and other newsletter tools so that you can easily keep your customers in the loop. Every new customer will automatically be invited to your newsletter list, giving you more time to create amazing newsletters
  • Set up standing orders or subscriptions. CSAs can put their regular box customers on a standing order, that can be managed by the customer. Customers can then add to their order with extra bits and pieces week by week. Food Hubs can make it easier for their shoppers to remember to order, by automatically placing an order for a basic set of products each week.

Scale Plan

Reduced rates for scaling enterprises so you can invest and grow with confidence.
£ 50 per month plus 0.5% of sales
  • All of the Starter features plus...
  • The ability to scale at lower cost. This plan is the cheaper plan for enterprises trading more than £3333 per month through the Open Food Network. This means that you can grow quickly, with confidence and more revenue to invest in your business.
  • As you scale OFN can scale with you. For high turnover enterprises we can arrange fixed cost contracts for 3, 6 and 12 month periods. This can give you the peace of mind to experiment and attract funders. Get in touch if you would like to discuss options.
  • Custom integrations with accounting software, business analytics, CRM and customer feedback tools are available for users on this plan. A one off fee will apply to all integrations. Please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.

Enterprise

Commercial food businesses seeking software solutions
Capped Fees- contact us for a quote
  • This plan is ideal for commercial businesses seeking to update their software systems.
  • OFN has a highly intergratable API meaning that the platform can connect with existing spreadsheet, sales and distributions systems. Our approach is to find the areas of your business for which OFN can save you time and money. We aim to minimise disruption by only updating the areas of your business that are costing you time and money.
  • Automate product and inventory imports. Connect with large suppliers and add their inventory to your supply list. Sell your produce through our national network of food enterprises.