Wholeshare

Posted by on June 10, 2012 in Food Web, Things We Like, Tools | Comments Off on Wholeshare

Wholeshare

This is one of the coolest things we’ve uncovered in the last little while.  Wholeshare seems to be in beta testing phase and originates in the US.  From their website:

“At its core, Wholeshare has two major components: an online marketplace and online group ordering. The marketplace allows people to find out what collective purchasing options are available in their area. Once connected to a wholesale seller, consumers are able to place orders right on the site. Unlike your standard online ordering system, Wholeshare is focused on group purchasing: It automatically aggregates individual orders and payment into one group order. Doing so gives consumers their own individual shopping experience while allowing sellers to treat the group as a single wholesale client”.

This function could make the lives of food coops participants a whole lot easier!!  It collates orders automatically and you can watch a bar increase with each order til it reaches minimum amount required to place bulk order (and much more!)

Best way to get a feel for it is to watch this neato 4 min promo