Customers are the lifeblood of all local food enterprises, and we've just made it a whole heap easier to keep them engaged.
Sending emails to individuals or groups with Bucky Box used to be a manual process requiring you to copy & paste into your email client.
We know you spend a lot of time communicating and engaging with your customers, so today we've launched some big changes to make running your local food enterprise easier.
Check it out:
What does this mean for you?
This new feature enables you to tackle individual and bulk email head on; create newsletters, send out account reminders, and more:
- this is a tool for better customer engagement
- it will save you time switching between applications
- you can Continue...
How do you have your say over the future of Bucky Box?
We want to spare you the technical jargon when it comes to software design and development, but we do highly value your feedback to help us build world class software for local food. Software for you.
Soon we will be releasing our change log which will help you keep tabs on the various improvements, fixes and updates that go on with Bucky Box week to week. Like all good new generation software, there are constant upgrades and improvements - they're not rolled out in expensive new upgrades like Windows.
We have a extensive roadmap of features we would like to add to improve Bucky Box, but we still listen intently to what our community has to say - whether you're a current customer, or someone Continue...
We know that you may have heard about how software can help your local food enterprise, but you're still likely to have some questions / doubts / ideas about what it can do for your local food service.
We're putting together a webinar series to field some of those questions - they'll be a series of small group webinars to maximise the amount of questions and feedback you're able to get - likely 5 or 6 people on the call at a time. We're grouping them into three distinct batches:
- "Convince Me" - people / enterprises who are interested but have too many questions to spend the time learning a new system. You probably want to see the solution and ask questions before diving in.
- "Lets Roll" - people / enterprises who have signed up Continue...
We don't get up every morning wanting or expecting adulation. That said, it's always nice to be acknowledged for the work you're doing and sometimes it makes you feel like other people believe in your idea too.
This week we were delighted to hear from the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award organisers that we have made it into the Top 5 for this global award which is in its second year :
The sea honours people and companies who are already shaping the world of tomorrow today. They work together with others towards a sustainable future and develop intelligent solutions for the environment and society through their regular business activities or through innovative processes and projects. They focus their resources and ideas on social and ecological innovations Continue...
Shortly after our public beta release there was a flurry of interest and articles, but we were a little crazy with speaking to people about our software for local food.
In that time, the awesome New Startups online magazine covered our story, and we've never had the chance to point people their way till now. So, check out New Startups - they 'collect a wide range of bright new ideas from around the globe with the intents of keeping you up to date on incredible emerging businesses, offering our reviews, and providing a place to meet & engage in discussions.'
READ THE BUCKY BOX STORY ON NEW STARTUPS
"It’s astonishing how much of our everyday uses are highly dependent on cheap oil. The food systems in our culture are without exception, Continue...
The food system is not a machine, but this is how we have treated it in the last 50 years.
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With the growth of industrial food production, manufacturing and distribution, we have seen a vast range of short-term benefits and a swathe of longer-term challenges. The ramifications of this highly centralised food system can be seen in some of the well-documented symptoms: Nearly 35% of all food grown globally is wasted; we have a billion obese people in the world, and an almost equal number who go to bed hungry; and around 80% of the world’s hungry are involved in food production. Clearly something needs to change.
To understand how we will feed a growing population with decreasing resources and a changing climate, we must shift Continue...
The very excellent New Zealand business magazine, Idealog, has an interesting mix of Technology, Startup & 'Forward looking ventures' flavour.
If you were to pick up a copy of the March edition, then flick your way through their interesting stories of New Zealand business innovation, and find your way to page 64, then you'll find a page on our Local Food Startup Challenge.
We really like this story by Rebeka White (also deputy editor of the excellent Good Magazine) as it strikes a balanced tone about the wider aims of the Local Food Startup Challenge, and the benefits for startup food distributors, small farms & artisan producers.
We'll update this article with a link to the article online when it's published on Idealog's site, so those of you who don't get Idealog Continue...