RUN A BOX DIVVY FOOD HUB
Would you like a side-gig?
We invite you to join our food community, Run a Food Hub and be your own boss.
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Got 4-5 hours a week? Run a Food Hub from home and earn income doing it. A great way to fit a micro business into your lifestyle The larger the Hub the more time you will spend but you also benefit.
Start a Food Hub and earn income but this is not a full day's work day replacement income. It's about building a community and offering a service where members can save whilst really supporting our farmers. Seasonally around 60-70%, especially the greens, are local and mostly sprayfree. All Backyard Growers are Sprayfree. We know our local growers, and by local they are within 200km of Sydney. we tell the stories about our growers and weekly you can tell your members about them.
When we purchase from inter-state we have not met with these growers so we state it's conventionally grown. Learn more about this here.
Box Divvy are Food Hubs with a difference because there are:
No market runs, collecting cash, working out how to divide the produce.
Running your own small business can be scary so we've made it fun, rewarding and easy to do.
We want you to be successfully running a micro business that will change the way the food system currently works. You are given a Hub management tool (the Box Divvy App), a Hubster Coach, all the marketing materials you need, training and ongoing support. There's no investment in starting a Box Divvy Food Hub.
Box Divvy is a Passion Project, a side-gig, but you do earn some income from running a Hub™ providing your neighbours with fresh produce up to 30% less than supermarkets. There are also groceries. The meat/seafood/chicken offered fortnightly and is home delivered on a Saturday by Box Divvy - you just promote it. There's no storage, no long distribution channels, no food waste, and reduced carbon footprint.
Box Divvy Hubsters and members get to know their farming families and backyard growers through you. We're now 8,500 families working together changing the food system by supporting local farmers, backyard growers including beekeepers, Australian farmers and grocery wholesalers.
If you'd like to Register your interest there's a button above to Register and we'll get back for a chat and more information.
Overview for running a Food Hub
The Food Hubs are offering both Sprayfree/conventional NSW & Canberra.
* No Contracts
*Costs nothing to start a Box Divvy Food Hub
* Earn income - the Hubster income depends on several factors: how many members you have;
whether you have large families ordering; how efficient you are at running your Hub and packing.
* For every $1 a member spends we pay farmers between $0.65-$0.70 cents. You earn 15% on fruit & veg of what your members spend.
* No market run, no money collection.
* Easy divvy – 4-5 hours per week but this depends on size of Hub. This includes communications.
* Need a covered packing area, like a garage or carport out of the sun and weather.
* Internet access: a computer or ipad, printer.
* Facebook savvy - you are active on Facebook and currently have an online community.
You need to be:
A good communicator and have a cool, calm head.
Past customer experience is beneficial.
A good organiser.
Connected online with your community and active posting on Facebook. Why? Because your members will be online too.
On the same page as Box Divvy - wanting to change how the food system currently is working.
Note: Box Divvy Team will set up a Facebook page for you under the name Box Divvy and then you are invited to be an editor of the page. Box Divvy will run all other Social Media.
Overview for running a Food Hub
Are you currently a food cooperative? This will be ideal. No more collecting money, trying to figure out what to buy, no more having to go to the market. Sounds like heaven?!? You need to have a chat with us.
Box Divvy's box-sharing ordering App connects your directly with farmers and food wholesalers and you will join a supportive community of Hubsters across Greater Sydney and Canberra.
Location of my Hub
We are currently in NSW and ACT. Certainly if in another state apply so we know there is interest.
Can I start a Hub if there is already a Box Divvy Hub in that suburb?
Yes, but it will depend on distance from current Hub and if that Hub is to capacity. Note that not all Hubs have 50 families due to space available for packing.
Can I do a Hub if in an apartment?
Check with management or Strata first then contact us.
How many people do I need in my town to Run a Hub?
We find that at least 200 plus families and not spread out like farming land. If you're in a central point like Mudgee then people come into town to shop and it will work. Also if you're really connected in your community it makes all the difference for a successful micro business. For country people please ask yourself: Will people travel to my place to pick up their shopping?
What do I do to Run a Box Divvy Hub?
The person who runs the Hub is called a Hubster, that's you, and coordinate the Hub.
* An area out of weather, covered, a space for you to pack like a carport or garage.
I in a townhouse or unit you must get permission from management to run it.
Plus make sure your neighbours are on board with what you are doing.
Always make sure your neighbours know what you are doing and supportive.
* 4-5 hours a week (based on 25 families) so if larger then more time input.
* You need to be available to communicate with your members and pack their orders.
* To be socially connected and able to do run a Facebook page - Box Divvy set up for you.
* You need an ABN and we will give you the link to get one if not have one. Easy to do.
* Your personal Facebook page needs to be active ie: we can see you have been posting on it.
* Box Divvy set up your Hub online, provide you with a Facebook page,
* You promote on a Box Divvy Facebook provided by Box Divvy.
* Your future members pre-register to join your Hub using a registration link we give you.
* To start the Hub you need 15 families minimum then build to 25 families plus.
The max number of families in a Hub is 50 families.
* Twice a year do a traffic audit to make sure there is no issues with pick up.
Please do not set up any other Social Media using the Box Divvy name. Box Divvy will provide you everything you need.
You do not collect money. You do not retail and you do not store food. The produce comes in same day you pack it and it is picked up.
The Box Divvy Hub is connected via the App directly with the farmers and food wholesalers. This App is given to members to download once the Hub is open and they have joined. Members order and pay for their orders online.
Remember: It's a passion project so you need to be passionate about changing the food system.
Get your neighbours on board with your Passion project as they are the ones who will join your Hub and save. Large families will especially benefit with savings and delight in being part of a community.
After you start your Hub you need to find a Replacement Hubster, someone living outside your place. This could be a member or someone living near by. You train them to pack and they can then fill in if you:
Go on holiday
Have work commitments
Have an emergency
We don't close except between Xmas and New Year for 2 weeks.
Farming families and family wholesalers rely on us to stay open PLUS your members.
Can it be PICK UP and Home Delivery?
You pack and members pick up from you during a 2 hour pick up window on the same day.
OPTIONAL: Home delivery - If you want, you can offer home delivery which members pay an amount of your choosing added to your Hub - we discuss how this works. You can outsource this if you wish.
We'd love to have a chat so register your interest above and we'll catch up with you.