"Helping Farmers Direct-Sell Food Profitably!"
Our EFF Website Builder For Farmers
In planning our EFF platform for farmers, we included an easy-to-use website builder. We knew that some farmers wouldn't already have a website. We also imagined that some with a website might want to get away from relying on a paid website designer for updates. Both situations have proven to be true.
Our farm website hosting system is available to any farmer for $12.50 per month. You can create up to 10 individual pages, each with the title and content of your choice. It's a blank slate, and on each page, you can include as much text and as many images as you want. We can help with content if needed.
Nothing To Download.
You will have a vendor account with us. After logging in with your email address and password, you can go right to the website editor.
Our editor is known as a WYSIWYG editor. That stands for "What You See Is What You Get". In other words, what you see in front of you in the editor is pretty much what you will see on the website when you save it. If you have any problem getting something to work out, we're a phone call away.
When you create a page or make changes to a page, clicking the Save button will immediately make those changes to the website. There is no waiting, and your account is available 24 hours a day.
Help With Content.
We can also help you with website content. Many farmers struggle to think up the overall message they want to present and words needed to convey it. We can make suggestions, give you direction, and perhaps polish up what you have done.
We can even create content if you need that much help. There is no charge for minor help, but if you need extended help, we'll work out a deal. We don't have the time or desire to be website designers, but we can likely advance your cause at a nominal cost.
Mailing List Feature.
Each EFF farmer website includes a built-in feature to develop a mailing list. There is a "Join Our Newsletter" button prominently displayed. Any visitors who click and provide their first/last name and email address will be recorded for you in our database.
You will have complete access to that list at all times. For very short lists, you can use the comma separated email list to send using your regular email account. However, your mailing list can easily be ported over to a bulk mailing service like Mailchimp, which is free. That is what we recommend. Please read our newsletter page for help in developing a compelling newsletter.
While most of every webpage is your content, we designed our website system to have a standard graphical look at the top. However, for a one time charge of $30, we can customize the look for you.
That upgrade can include graphics, a logo, and/or an image you provide, as well as custom colors for backgrounds and links. If you look at some of our farmer testimonial sites, you will get an idea of the various looks.
Domain Names & Domain Email.
If you already have a domain name, it can easily be pointed to the website you create with us. If you don't have a domain name, you can register one through our service. In general, a .com domain name will cost $14 per year. We can also provide domain mailboxes so you can be your_name@your_domain.com. Then all your email communications promote your business instead of advertising gmail, yahoo or your internet ISP.
If you reach the point where you want to start taking online orders, our storefront system will be ready for you. It's built right into your website, awaiting your activation.
All you need to do is start using the Inventory Manager to create shopping cart items for customers to buy.
Just give us a call so that we can talk about a fee schedule that will work out for your business. We will also walk you through the Inventory Manager and Order Manager software. It's all designed for farmers to use themselves, but it's saves time to have someone show you how it works.
Give George A Call.
We are not an expensive consulting service looking to take over your business. We offer guidance, sometimes totally free, as well as some tools and services to make your farm business work better.
Simply call me. Our EFF farmers are reaping benefits, but in each case, it started with a conversation about their farm business.
Now it's YOUR opportunity. Tell me about your farm and I'll explore the possibilities with you. If we can't help your business prosper, I'll tell you that. Otherwise, I'll make a proposal for your consideration.
Eat From Farms
431 Old Best Road
West Sand Lake, NY 12196