Our vision and the key features that will take Bottle to the next level.
Customer retention for local merchants is challenging. Now we have the solution.
There’s no denying that the food delivery market is explosive right now. The pandemic has forced a large portion of the dining public to rely on delivery over the
Our mission at Bottle is to build the local food system. By supporting makers who feed their communities, whether through meal kits or farm-fresh produce, it’s important to us
While Covid has caused all sorts of trials and tribulations, one silver lining is how it’s given many of us more time to explore our identities as home cooks.
A membership model exists when customers make a commitment to a business in exchange for access or value. One example is subscriptions, which require individuals to pay a recurring fee
How this multi-channel food operation uses the power of text and pre-ordering to sustain and grow their local food economy.
From key assumptions to custom tech, here’s what it took to build Southfork.
How Andy met Will, and Bottle was built
Why the membership model is a win-win for coffee drinkers and local coffee shops
Haluk Ural is a Richmond resident and longtime CrossFit devotee, two facts that led to the natural birth of his clean meal prep business, Human Food RVA. Back in 2012,
When co-founders Megan Scott and Lauren Mahlke launched Planted Table, a vegan meal plan company that serves the Bay Area, they received swift community traction. After all, the impetus for
So you’ve launched your business. You have a product, maybe a small set of customers, some sort of web presence, and you’re ready to sell and scale. Now
While a subscription-based model works across many sectors including entertainment, media, and consumer goods, there are pitfalls when it comes to local food and drink businesses. After all, stocking your
If you’re a small business that’s been selling on Instagram—or taking manual orders elsewhere, like email—here are some tips on how to create a successful digital business that starts with Instagram and ends with Bottle.
You can use Bottle to power a weekly CSA home delivery program, to allow your regulars to restock outside of market hours, or to tout exclusive deals to clients that buy in bulk.
Are you a bakery that’s bringing pieces of your sourdough starter, or a farmer that just harvested the first of the season’s asparagus? A personal text to your list of regulars goes a long way to build friendly rapport and generate increased sales.
The real-time access and casual conversation afforded by text message communication positions wine shops to become more than a place to stop in for a bottle. They become locals’ go-to source for all things wine, a fully-fledged neighborhood fixture.
With a significant portion of the world sequestered to their homes, people are looking for—and finding—new ways of connection. Co-workers are having happy hours over Zoom instead of
These are extraordinarily challenging times for small business, but the economic and social impact of COVID-19 is also lending itself to creative solutions for alternative revenue streams. Few of us
On Friday, March 27th the CARES Act was signed into law. It includes $2 trillion of relief, including $350 billion specifically directed to small businesses. We’ve begun compiling a
Our team is thinking about all the effects that COVID-19 will have on our friends, family, communities and customers. We sent a note earlier today encouraging vendors to open up
On this episode of Free Refills we talk about what it's like to work remotely, the tools we use to manage our work, the challenges and joys of remote work.
I’ve been working on our 2019 taxes this week, which I enjoy because it gives me a 10,000 foot view of Bottle’s financial picture. As I was
We've been talking a lot lately about the future of Bottle. One topic that has come up consistently is the debate about raising money to help fund our growth and