Origin Contacts and Product Hosts

These two vital Yellow Seed community roles make trade possible.

An Origin Contact is the main contact for trade transactions when product is purchased and shipped directly from Origin.

A Product Host has organized a shipment of product to land in the U.S. or Europe direct from Origin or has product already warehoused in the U.S. or Europe.

Origin Contacts and Product Hosts

These two vital Yellow Seed community roles make trade possible.

An Origin Contact is the main contact for trade transactions when product is purchased and shipped directly from Origin.

A Product Host has organized a shipment of product to land in the U.S. or Europe direct from Origin or has product already warehoused in the U.S. or Europe

Become an Origin Contact

An Origin Contact may be a farm manager or a trade facilitator working on behalf of the farm when language and technology barriers exist at the farm level.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain an Origin profile.
  • Create and maintain a Product profile if you would like to sell product direct from Origin via Yellow Seed.
  • Ensure fair representation of producers, including permission to upload profiles and photos.
  • Respond to questions about the Origin and Product, including sample requests and purchase inquiries.

Guidelines:

  • Communication is clear, honest and timely.
  • Pricing of product should reflect time and effort involved in maintaining this role.
  • Contact has regular access to a computer and the internet.
  • English fluency is recommended. Please let us know if you need support in translation.

Become a Product Host

A Product Host plays a vital role by making it easier for buyers to purchase products locally, improving communication, diminishing lead times, and the level of risk involved.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain a Product profile.
  • Create and maintain an Origin profile if one does not exist and Origin is unable or unwilling to do so.
  • Ensure Origin is aware they may upload an Origin Direct product profile, and maintain the Origin profile if they wish.
  • Respond to sample requests and purchase inquiries and any questions related to product or delivery.
  • Negotiate contracts and payments to Origin and Service Intermediaries.

Guidelines:

  • Communication is clear, honest and timely.
  • Pricing of product should reflect time, risk and services offered.
  • Product hosts may offer samples and set price for samples.

Ready to get started?

Begin by adding an origin profile, unless it already exists on Yellow Seed. Contact us if you have any questions.

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