Bowhouse Link tells of start-up success
Bowhouse Link, the online food hub featuring fresh goods from local producers, was established during lockdown to much acclaim.
In just a short period of time, 670 orders have been completed and fulfilled by 32 registered traders, with a total sales value of over £31,000. Of that income, 84 per cent has been generated by Fife businesses, with almost half of the total orders (42 per cent) being delivered within the local area, and the rest being collected.
Trader, Murray Barnett of Barnett’s Bakery in Anstruther, commented:
“What’s good about Bowhouse Link’s online market is that I know on Wednesday what stock I need for the weekend, which means we have no waste when selling direct to our customers. As much as I am missing our big market weekends at Bowhouse, this is a good way for us to sell to customers further afield. We lost 80 per cent of our wholesale business overnight when lockdown happened, and this was one way we could adapt. We are really pleased to have Bowhouse so close to us in the East Neuk of Fife.”
Bowhouse’s plan is to expand the customer base further afield as restrictions are lifted and to continue to keep a regular weekly marketplace for producers and customers alike.
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