New Technology Helps Farmers Reach Local Markets

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Innovative, schedule-sensitive shopping cart system automates local sales online.

SharedMall is an ideal solution for farmers like me to sell online and receive automated farm-direct pickup and delivery orders and appointments.

Automated selling from a farm or ranch to local consumers has been a challenge, until recently. While farmers markets and online solutions have worked hard to bring vendors and buyers together, a comprehensive online automated solution that manages necessary functions to sell locally (such as seasonal availability, scheduling of local pickup and delivery orders, cash-on-delivery payments, etc.) has not existed. Common People Services, LLC (CPS LLC) has launched http://www.SharedMall.com to address this gap in online local shopping.

The SharedMall technology offers a ready-made, cost-effective and comprehensive shopping cart system for farmers and ranchers across the nation to sell their goods in a time-, schedule-, and location-sensitive manner. SharedMall's automated pickup, delivery, and appointment-setting functions give buyers the true feel of "local" shopping, and help farmers and ranchers manage their time and resources more efficiently.

Steve Radtke, who owns Abundant Harvest Farms in North Plains, Oregon, says "My farm depends on the local community for sales, and SharedMall is an ideal solution for farmers like me to sell online and receive automated farm-direct pickup and delivery orders and appointments". CPS LLC is working closely with farmers, farmers markets, and Buy Local groups across the country to create an environment that facilitates a true local shopping experience for all.

For the local farmers, CPS LLC is offering a free Training and Workshop session on June 24, 2011, at the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. CPS LLC's founder and owner Jatin Patro will demonstrate several new online concepts being enabled to empower local vendors with new and easy ways to be found and to sell to their local community online. For more information on this training, please visit http://www.sharedmall.com/AdvancedLocalTraining.html. In the near future, CPS LLC plans to offer virtual coaching sessions to nationwide audience.

In support of small farms who could use an additional boost, CPS LLC is offering the first 50 farmers from across the nation, who sign up to sell on SharedMall by 06/30/2011, absolutely free use of SharedMall for local sales, for their entire inventory, through the end of the current year.

About Common People Services, LLC:
Common People Services, LLC was established in 2010 and is located in Hillsboro, Oregon. The company is founded on goodness and strives to earn a solid reputation as a leader in providing innovative and affordable solutions that matter to small businesses and the common people across the nation.

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