We help people build profitable businesses and healthier communities.
Local Orbit is the supply chain platform for people who are creating a new, connected food economy.
We have the tools you need to buy, sell and distribute
local food through shorter, transparent distribution networks.
Small Steps. Big Impact.
Portland – January 26-28, 2015
San Diego – March 1-3, 2015
Who Uses Local Orbit?
Local Orbit is designed with the flexibility to support the innovative business models & regional diversity that are hallmarks of the New Food Economy.
Connectors & Market MakersFood hubs, farmers markets and independent aggregators that facilitate direct sales.
Universities, Hospitals, RestaurantsPurchase through Local Orbit powered markets. For organizations with their own local supplier networks, our vendor management services simplify procurement.
Producer CooperativesGroups of farmers and specialty producers who partner for marketing, sales and distribution.
Farmers & Food MakersSell through Local Orbit powered markets in their communities. They also create their own ordering systems & aggregate from other nearby producers.
Independent DistributorsCreate ordering systems for local products. They also provide 3rd party delivery services.
Buying GroupsCreate private, local ordering systems for members. Buying groups may also source through Local Orbit powered markets in their regions.
Why Choose Local Orbit?
Juggling spreadsheets, sticky notes, Quickbooks, emails and phone calls limits your business’s growth. There’s a better way. Save time and increase profitability.
No Risk, No Start Up CostsAffordable tools that grow with you, at every stage of your business. No upfront investment. 30-day free trial.
Operational EfficiencyRun your business from a single dashboard, accessible from any device, wherever and whenever you need it.
Unrivaled FlexibilityCustom branding, granular pricing, multiple payment options, versatile discount codes and delivery tools.
Streamlined FinancialsTrack the status of every transaction. Collect & record payments with the click of a button – or have us take care of it for you.
Intuitive DesignSupports the management processes you already use. Incorporates best practices from successful businesses.
Transparency & FlexibilityTell customers the story of your products. Track the supply chain journey. Maintain clear records of your local procurement history.
Our Technology: Smart. Secure. Flexible.
Our cloud-based technology is scalable, reliable and worry-free, so you can focus on your customers.
Full-featured e-commerce for buyers, or order entry by your sales team. Process orders the way you prefer to manage your business.
One dashboard simplifies your day-to-day financials: track money in and out, send invoices, make payments to your sellers.
Real-time inventory. Adjust pricing and quantities on the fly. Simple or lot-based inventory options to ensure deep traceability.
Generate pick lists and packing slips. Automated emails remind buyers and sellers about upcoming deliveries. Producers maintain their brand throughout the process.
Manage everything in one place: create discounts, promotions, newsletters and Fresh Sheets in minutes. Integrate your Facebook or Twitter feeds.
Reporting and Analysis
Power your business with knowledge. Sophisticated, easy-to-use reports let you track your business weekly, monthly and year-over-year.
Solutions for Institutions & Restaurant Groups
Are you interested in purchasing from your favorite farms and local vendors without the hassle of dozens of weekly emails, calls and invoices? Do you need detailed procurement reports with complete traceability? We’ve got a solution.
- One Order – Many Vendors, One Payment
- Traceability from Farm to Kitchen
- Easy to Print and Share Producer Stories
- Robust Reporting and Analysis
- Integrate with Your Current Technology