New to the course? Scroll down for more info about it! Already started and ready to jump back in? Click the module you’re on below!
Welcome to our mini course on shipping frozen product! We’ve designed this course for farmers and ranchers who have frozen products that they would like to start directly delivering and selling via an online storefront.
Many of you have lost your old sales channels (farmers markets, pickups, dropoffs) amid the coronavirus shutdowns. We’ve been blessed to be relatively unhurt by all this, but were racking our brains for some way to help those who are struggling due to the shutdowns.
This is our way of doing that. This course is completely free, no strings attached, and helps you get started shipping your product in just 5 days. We’ve been shipping and selling online for 17 years now, and in this course we’ll share some of the lessons we’ve learned along the way.
Perhaps you’re a little overwhelmed at the idea of creating an entire store online as well as figuring out all the logistics of shipping materials, working with shipping carriers, or how you should even sell your products (a la carte? As packages? As eighths or quarters?).
However, despite all the seeming complications between Point A and Point B, it really doesn’t have to be difficult. You don’t need fancy or expensive equipment when you’re starting out. We shipped for years out of a garage and 2 chest freezers before finally upgrading to a shipping warehouse and a walk-in freezer! You also don’t need a super complicated website with lots of products at first. If you’re just starting out, it’s ok to stick to the basics. You don’t need to ship nationwide–in fact, you shouldn’t! And finally, in this course we’ll show you how you don’t need to go figure out problems like how to ship through UPS, how to process credit card payments online, or how to manage orders. Instead, we’ll give you a seamless solution for these problems.
So overall, shipping and selling online on your own storefront doesn’t have to be complicated! In fact, you can be doing it in just 5 days.
Yes, these are going to be full days. There is still quite a bit of work between you and handing off a ready-to-ship box to the UPS driver. But we completely believe this is feasible if you put in the time and work!
Included in This Course:
- How to build an online store and start selling quickly (no tech skills needed!)
- Where to buy shipping materials and what to buy
- How to keep your product frozen while shipping
- How to package your product to
- ship without damage
- How to design the right products for your customers
- Our recommended platform, which will enable you to seamlessly process credit cards, ship via UPS, and manage orders
- You must already have a product that is ready to ship and legally labeled and packaged
- This course is designed specifically for small farmers and ranchers shipping frozen product
- In this course, we assume you already have a customer base…you just want to be able to ship to them! A future course may cover online marketing tips and more extensive info, but this will get you started.
Click below to begin Day 1’s module right away! Resist the urge to skip ahead; a lot of this stuff only makes sense if you’ve done the previous day’s work.
Subscribe to Get Our Free Printable Checklists to Follow (and get the day’s module sent to you each day so you don’t have to check back here)
This course is free, no strings attached, and you don’t have to subscribe! But there are some benefits to signing up: we offer some checklists that we email to you that go along with this course. Additionally, if you subscribe we’ll send you the next installment of the course each day to your email so you don’t have to come back here. And third, we also send out occasional free tips on marketing, online store management, and running a shipping business!
Direct Message us on Instagram here! Either Linnaea or Melanie (another of our daughters) will get back to you!
Legal Disclaimer: Alderspring is not liable in any way if you ship or sell a product you are not legally permitted to ship or sell. Alderspring is similarly not responsible or liable for any loss or damage to your product during shipping or any other loss or damage of any kind within your business. The recommendations offered within our “Shipping in 5 Days Course” are offered for free in good faith and as a result of our experience in a shipping business, but Alderspring is not in any way liable or accountable for the success or failure of your business. By reading and following the “Shipping in Five Days Course” you confirm your agreement of these terms.