Open Food Network is community supported software. We support all food enterprises, however big and small.
Many enterprises choose the Open Food Network not only because it’s great software, but because they want to be working in solidarity with us as part of a movement building a new food system.
Producers and hubs
Starting out – Free to use
Producer profiles are free.
Shops, Hubs and Farmers’ Markets
Every Shop, Hub or Farmers’ Market on the website pays between $5 and $15 (or more) per month depending on what you think the system is worth to you. The first 3 months are free. To keep our overheads to a minimum we ask that you set up payments as an Automatic Payment (AP). On top of this you pay an order fee of 2% of the value of each order (this may need to increase at some stage), this will be totalled and invoiced each month.
These charges go towards maintaining the service and cover administration, hosting charges, and our contribution to the global OFN organisation who maintain the software and supports the local organisations.
The charges are meant to be fair and allow everyone, who has produce available, to reach their local community in a simple manner.
There is no charge for customers.
It is in everybody’s interest that Open Food Network NZ remains solvent so we reserve the right to adjust these charges should this be required. These charges are not meant to discourage anyone from using this service. If you believe you have a genuine case for a reduced charge then please contact us and we’ll try and work something out.