Crops & Commodities are a major source of income for rural people all over the world. A lot of money is spent on providing food for the people and paying taxes to support them. It is possible to make money through crops if you are selling them either directly or indirectly without brokers or middlemen. How do you get started in selling your crops online though? What are the things you will need before selling your crop’s online?
Before selling your crops, be sure that you have enough data on the prices of the commodities that you are planning to sell. One good method of getting this information is to visit the websites of the National Cotton Association of the United States Department of Agriculture to request the current crop prices. There are many ways to find out the information you need. One is to ask farmers, another is to search for it online; yet another is to consult marketing strategies used by farmers in the past or to simply do some research on the commodity that you intend to sell. Marketing strategies are developed based on the selling prices of the commodity in the past and they may vary depending on the variety of crops, the region where the farmers live, and the time of year. You can also try to contact other farmers that you know so that you can get information from their experience.
Once you have the current information, you now need to set up an online account. It is recommended that you start selling online during the peak season, usually from January to July, because this is the most profitable time for crops to be sold. You can then wait for the orders to come in and you can then send your customers the product that they ordered. Other marketing strategies that you can employ are to submit articles about the product or to submit ads on article directories, classified websites, and social media sites.