Getting up on Saturday or Sunday morning to go to the farmer’s market was an experience loved by kids and adults alike for decades. Unfortunately, in 2020, many of these markets have had to close due to the worldwide pandemic that we are experiencing.
Even so, farmer’s markets must live on; there are too many people around the world that rely on the revenue they make at markets for them all to close down. Also, many people rely on these markets to get fresh fruits and vegetables that they otherwise would not have access to. We hope to find an entrepreneur that shares our vision in creating a virtual experience for those who crave the chance to go to the farmer’s market but can’t make it there in person.
Why Go Virtual?
Going virtual is essential in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic that’s going on, but a virtual farmer’s market has been a good idea long before the shutdowns began. There are many people that don’t have the chance to go to a farmer’s market every weekend and having an online way to shop for fresh products from farmers gives consumers the chance to get products any time, anywhere.
It also allows people to have the chance to sell products without having to pay the fees to enter a farmer’s market; there are some farmer’s markets that charge hundreds of dollars every weekend just to let people sell with them. If they sell their products virtually, they will be able to charge lower prices since they will save money on farmer’s market fees; those savings will be passed on to the consumers.
How It Works
The idea is simple; picture Facebook marketplace but for consumers looking to buy and sell products that would normally be found at the farmer’s market. It will be done very simply; people will be able to sign up for an account and then share where they are, allowing locals to come and purchase their fresh fruits, bread, vegetables, eggs, or other products.
It will be easy to connect with local users, and in the future, it may be possible to ship non-perishable products throughout the country. The app may also allow users to charge money in order to advertise their products, which will help monetize the app and bring money to the entrepreneur that helps develop it.
Using the Platform as a Farmer
As a farmer, you’ll want to use the app to list the products that you would normally be selling at the farmer’s market. Some people will likely continue to go to sell at farmers’ markets in person but will also sell online in order to sell the products that didn’t sell in person.
After making an account, you will be asked to verify your identity in order to ensure that the food products you will be selling are safe for consumption. After listing your products, all you need to do is wait for potential buyers to contact you! Answer their questions and provide service to them; they will be responsible for coming to you to buy the product, so make sure you show them that you’re the real deal.
Also, the consumer will be able to leave you a review at the end of the process, so make sure you provide great service to them. You’ll also be able to review the consumer, so they’re responsible to be respectful to you as well!
Using the Platform as a Buyer
As a consumer, you’ll love the easy and simple layout of the app as you search for the fresh, local products you’re looking for. After making an account, it will be easy for you to find exactly what you’re looking for. Just search in the search box for whatever products you want; you’ll find the closest products available to you.
You can reach out and talk to the seller about their products, and you’ll find out if they’re organic, if they’re still available, and where they’re located. You’ll then just have to go and pick up whatever you ordered!
You’ll have the chance to review the farmer who sold you the product after you pick it up, so you’re guaranteed to get great products if you buy from someone with good reviews. They will also leave a review for you as a consumer, so try to be courteous and on time to get the items that you’re purchasing.
What sets us apart from others who have set up online marketplaces is our customer service. We will be available at any time if you have any questions or concerns about those who are buying or selling products on the app.
You will also be able to see the ratings of all buyers and sellers before you go through any transactions, so you won’t have to go through with any sales until you’ve verified that the person you’re working with is legitimate.
Developing the Idea
If you’ve been reading the synopsis above and enjoyed learning about the potential of a virtual farmer’s market app, here is the opportunity for you to develop this idea into a reality. We are looking for entrepreneurs who are looking for opportunities; we are here to help you turn this idea into reality.
One of the hardest parts of being an entrepreneur is finding a winning idea that you can stick behind and work at; we’ve done that for you! We want your help to turn it into a winning app. We can work with you through every stage of the process.
In 2020, there’s no reason why a farmer’s market has to be done in person. You should be able to enjoy the process of picking out fresh fruits and vegetables virtually from the comfort of your own home.
That’s why it’s essential we find the right entrepreneur to turn our idea into a reality. At K Ventures, we help entrepreneurs like you; whether you have an idea for a business or you like one of ours, we are here to create it with you.