How Does LoudounGo Work for Vendors?

LoudounGo was developed from the beginning to give Loudoun County's businesses the ability to market and sell their products and services to customers from all corners of Loudoun County and surrounding cities in the Northern Virginia and DC region.

LoudounGo was developed from the beginning to give Loudoun County's businesses the ability to market and sell their products and services to customers from all corners of Loudoun County and surrounding cities in the Northern Virginia and DC region.

SOME BACKGROUND

LoudounGo has built an all-inclusive website that will house your products, your inventory, your prices and your story. We accept all types of food vendors, not just farmers. We will include pictures of you and your farm/storefront, videos or even snapshots of you at the farmers market. This system is designed to make business easier for our vendors by removing the marketing, ordering, website maintenance, fulfillment and delivery out of your hands and into ours.

THE ORDERING PROCESS

Customers will purchase from the site by searching by product or specific vendor, and placing their selected items in their virtual LoudounGo shopping cart. They’ll continue shopping and adding all other vendor products to their shopping cart to complete their order. Once they’ve finished shopping, they’ll “checkout” using one payment for everything, selecting either PICK-UP at our Leesburg Distribution Center or DELIVERY to their home.

HOW & WHEN WILL I RECEIVE ORDERS?

You will receive an email with all of YOUR orders bulked together EVERY THURSDAY BY 5PM for delivery that Saturday to our Distribution center in Leesburg. Your email will contain an Order Summary which will aggregate all of the items we need from you to fulfill your orders. Order summaries do NOT contain customer names or addresses.

WHEN & WHERE DO I DELIVER MY ORDERS?

You deliver to us only the items ordered based on an order summary sent to you prior to the delivery date. Deliveries are made to the LoudounGo Distribution Center at ChefScape Leesburg, located at 1602 VILLAGE MARKET BLVD. SE #120, LEESBURG, VA 20175 during our specified delivery times:

Fulfillment Schedule:
Saturday 6:00AM-10:00AM – Vendors deliver products to our Distribution Center at ChefScape Leesburg.

HOW DO I SEND YOU MY INVENTORY?

Each vendor will be given an on-line dashboard they can log into to update their inventory regularly. We recommend each vendor going in daily to make sure the quantities we have listed for your products are accurate.

HOW IS LOUDOUNGO DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DELIVERY SERVICES?

Separate website – Each vendor will have their own LoudounGo website URL
Example. www.loudoungo.com/yourbusinessname that will contain all your product information, prices,

Why is this different from any other delivery service?
We are SO glad you asked! First, we are the only company in Northern Virginia to offer one order, one payment, and one delivery from MULTIPLE vendors! We support our local farmers and small businesses. We take the hassle away from the vendor providing professional marketing, sales, and delivery services to customers within a 100 miles radius of Leesburg, VA.

Is there any obligation to the vendor?
No, if at any time you don’t wish to participate in LoudounGo’s delivery service, you can opt out at any time.

WHAT ARE THE FEES TO SELL ON LOUDOUNGO?

LoudounGo will collect a commission fee for every order processed on the marketplace. There is a minimum commission fee of $20.00 per month for participating on the marketplace.

HOW DO I GET PAID?

LoudounGo will deposit your sales (minus the LoudounGo commission) into your bank account via ACH. Currently, to aid our vendor’s cash flows during the COVID pandemic During LoudounGo is conducting weekly ACH transfers for vendors’ prior week’s sales.  After February 1st, 2021, vendors will be paid on a monthly basis for that previous month’s sales. LoudounGo will absorb the cost of credit card fee processing and remits sales taxes on your behalf as an online marketplace facilitator.

DO I HAVE TO SELL MY PRODUCTS AT WHOLESALE PRICES?

Absolutely not. You can sell it at whatever price you would like as long as it is not listed at a lower price on any other website or store.  Note however, that other vendors may carry similar products, so you might want to consider maintaining price party with others.

WHAT DO I NEED TO SELL ON LOUDOUNGO?

We need all of the products you would like listed on the LoudounGo site.

Note: you can sell things in whatever quantity or weight you would like. We will sell based on your requirements for each product.
Example: apples – you can sell 10 in a bag, 2 in a bag or individually. You can always add, change or delete products later.

Product details needed to sell:
-Product name
-Price
-Inventory
-Image
-Unit of measurement (per lb., per oz., etc.)
-Unit type (bag, bundle, bunch, filet, jar, etc.)
-Approximate product weight (based on unit of measurement)

Required on-boarding documents:

ACH Banking Details:
We need this information so we can have your money deposited automatically into your account each week.

Certificate of Insurance (COI):
A Certificate of Insurance naming LoudounGo, LLC, P.O. Box 992, Purcellville, VA 20134, as additionally insured on their GL policy, which must have at least $1M in coverage and include products.

W9:
A completed W9 tax form.

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Reach customers in DC and Northern Virginia

With LoudounGo, you’ll have access to hundreds of thousands of customers looking for your products or services in the Northern Virginia and DC region. Build and expand your brand by reaching LoudounGo’s captive audience.

Delivery is on us!

Focus on your business, not delivery. LoudounGo has partnered with EatLoco and Chariots for Hire to provide a centralized pick up location and reliable delivery options for your customers. Twice per week, LoudounGo will aggregate your orders and send you an organized list of products to send to our centralized distribution center in Leesburg, VA.

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no-hassle

Simple and fast setup

Apply and be approved to sell your products or services in less than a day.  Our team will on-board you and help create your unique storefront with your products.

Human-powered support

LoudounGo provides hands-on support to help you succeed and thrive. We’ll also handle support for your customers so you can focus more on your business.

support
dc-area

Reach customers in DC and Northern Virginia

With LoudounGo, you’ll have access to hundreds of thousands of customers looking for your products or services in the Northern Virginia and DC region. Build and expand your brand by reaching LoudounGo’s captive audience.

delivery

Delivery is on us!

Focus on your business, not delivery. LoudounGo has partnered with ChefScape and Chariots for Hire to provide a centralized pick up location and reliable delivery options for your customers. LoudounGo will aggregate your orders weekly and send you an organized list of products to deliver to our centralized distribution center in Leesburg, VA.

no-hassle

Simple and fast setup

Apply and be approved to sell your products or services in less than a day.  Our team will on-board you and help create your unique storefront with your products.

support

Human-powered support

LoudounGo provides hands-on support to help you succeed and thrive. We’ll also handle support for your customers so you can focus more on your business.

SOME BACKGROUND

LoudounGo has built an all-inclusive website that will house your products, your inventory, your prices and your story. We accept all types of food vendors, not just farmers. We will include pictures of you and your farm/storefront, videos or even snapshots of you at the farmers market. This system is designed to make business easier for our vendors by removing the marketing, ordering, website maintenance, fulfillment and delivery out of your hands and into ours.

THE ORDERING PROCESS

Customers will purchase from the site by searching by product or specific vendor, and placing their selected items in their virtual LoudounGo shopping cart. They’ll continue shopping and adding all other vendor products to their shopping cart to complete their order. Once they’ve finished shopping, they’ll “checkout” using one payment for everything, selecting either PICK-UP at EatLoco Distribution center or DELIVERY to their home.

HOW & WHEN WILL I RECEIVE ORDERS?

You will receive an email with all of YOUR orders bulked together EVERY THURSDAY BY 5PM for Saturday deliveries to customers. Your email will contain a PO from LoudounGo totaling all the items we need from you to fill your orders. We will not be including customer names or addresses.

WHEN & WHERE DO I DELIVER MY ORDERS?

You deliver to us only the items ordered based on your PO. Deliveries are made to the EatLoco Distribution Center at 71 LAWSON ROAD, LEESBURG VA 20175 during our specified delivery times.

Fulfillment Schedule:
Thursday 3:00PM-5:00PM – Order Summaries sent to vendors for approval
Friday 8:00AM-10:00AM – Vendors deliver to LoudounGo Distribution Center
Saturday 6:00AM-10:00AM – Vendors deliver to LoudounGo Distribution Center

HOW DO I SEND YOU MY INVENTORY?

Each vendor will be given an on-line dashboard they can log into to update their inventory regularly. We recommend each vendor going in daily to make sure the quantities we have listed for your products are accurate.

HOW IS LOUDOUNGO DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DELIVERY SERVICES?

Separate website – Each vendor will have their own LoudounGo website URL
Example. www.loudoungo.com/yourbusinessname that will contain all your product information, prices,

Why is this different from any other delivery service?
We are SO glad you asked! First, we are the only company in Northern Virginia to offer one order, one payment, and one delivery from MULTIPLE vendors! We support our local farmers and small businesses. We take the hassle away from the vendor providing professional marketing, sales, and delivery services to customers within a 100 miles radius of Leesburg, VA.

Is there any obligation to the vendor?
No, if at any time you don’t wish to participate in LoudounGo’s delivery service, you can opt out at any time.

WHAT ARE THE FEES TO SELL ON LOUDOUNGO?

LoudounGo will collect a commission fee of 20% for every order processed on the marketplace. There is a minimum commission fee of $20.00 per month for participating on the marketplace.

HOW DO I GET PAID?

LoudounGo will deposit funds into your account via ACH (minus 20%) every week for the prior week until July 1st. After July 1st, 2020, Vendors will be paid on a monthly basis for that previous month’s sales. LoudounGo will absorb the cost of your credit card fees.

DO I HAVE TO SELL MY PRODUCTS AT WHOLESALE PRICES?

Absolutely not. You can sell it at whatever price you would like. But remember, there are other identical vendors that customers can purchase from. Being the most expensive is something you might want to reconsider.

WHAT DO I NEED TO SELL ON LOUDOUNGO?

We need all of the products you would like listed on the LoudounGo site.

Note: you can sell things in whatever quantity or weight you would like. We will sell based on your requirements for each product.
Example: apples – you can sell 10 in a bag, 2 in a bag or individually. You can always add, change or delete products later.

Product details needed to sell:
-Product name
-Price
-Inventory
-Image
-Unit of measurement (per lb., per oz., etc.)
-Unit type (bag, bundle, bunch, filet, jar, etc.)
-Approximate product weight (based on unit of measurement)

Required on-boarding documents:

ACH Banking Details:
We need this information so we can have your money deposited automatically into your account each week.

Certificate of Insurance (COI):
A Certificate of Insurance naming LoudounGo, LLC 641 W. Country Club Drive, Purcellville, VA 20132, as additionally insured on their GL policy, which must have at least $1M in coverage and include products.

W9:
A completed W9 tax form.

Apply to be a LoudounGo Vendor

  • What is the best number to reach you for onboarding?
  • Name of your store or business
  • What is the URL of your website? Type N/A if you don't currently have a website.
  • Select at least one category.
  • Please select an estimated range of your current offerings.
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