People are always looking for ways to save money and time when it comes to their daily routine, while at the same time trying to provide best food for their families One of the most popular ways to help them achieve both goals today are becoming members of buying clubs or coops.
Buying clubs became popular in the 20th century in the US, and now they are spread across many cities. People join these clubs to coordinate and order large amounts of goods directly from the producers , avoiding large chains of intermediaries. These goods are then distributed amongst club members. As a result, this makes it easier to buy products at wholesale prices and more beneficial for consumers. The buying clubs need to use software ordering platforms such as 1000ecofarms to help with order processing, inventory management, customer service and to efficiently communicate with the farmers and suppliers of food.
One of these clubs, Grassfed on the Hill
founded by Liz Reitzig has been operating in Washington, DC area for over 5 years and has more than 300 members. The club has recently made its first sale on 1000ecofarms platform using FOODs, joining our efforts to change the food industry.
Liz Reitzig, the founder of the club, is excited about this sale, and she believes digitization will help the club increasing efficiency.
“I can see how FoodCoin will become an important part of the buying club model. Exchanges between farmers and consumers are the start of something new and exciting. Since the purpose of FoodCoin is to offer a new ecosystem to support farmers and those who want local foods, it makes perfect sense that a buying club would benefit from this technology.
I am thrilled to be accepting FoodCoin as a method of payment now and I look forward to the tools it offers for the future. I know it will serve my customers well and the farmers we rely on. 1000EcoFarms.com, as a platform, offers a seamless way to accept FoodCoin and transact with crypto. Over the next few years, as FoodCoin develops the tools it will use on the blockchain, I can see how we will grow efficiently by using those tools.”
Mark Meytin, the co-founder of 1000ecofarms
, also believes in the opportunities made available by this technology:
“Since the start of our service, we have been constantly looking for new and innovative technologies that can help farmers and small food producers to easier market and sell their products. From social media integration to search engine optimization of their pages, we have embraced emerging technologies to allow farmers to attract more customers and sell more products. So, when we discovered the benefits of blockchain in general and FoodCoin EcoSystem in particular, we have jumped at the opportunity to bring them to our customers. We are excited to help small farmers realize both the current benefits and those that will come later as this cutting-edge technology matures and to give the farmers access to tools that are otherwise available only to big corporations,”
“If we want FoodCoin Ecosystem to be launched and work properly, in addition to the technical tools and system we are currently developing, it is very important to have sellers and producers as partners. It is equally important though to have buyers, and we are very lucky to be partners with such a large buyer community as Grassfed on the Hill. We are really excited to bring benefit to the buyers, which are now able to purchase natural products directly from farmers with less expense, because it is essentially our mission,” says Gregory Arzumanian, the CEO of FoodCoin Ecosystem.
Other owners and administrators of food buying clubs are also supporting the idea to integrate FoodCoin and are evaluating its benefits for their organizations. They are looking to utilize it both as a an additional method of payment and to take advantage of other benefits that will be provided by the FoodCoin Ecosystem.