As transparency is one the pillars of our model, it is essential to us that our members know where the money for each order is going to.
When an order is placed, the producers will receive 100% of the revenue made from their sales. After each sale, they then need to pay a 20% (excluding VAT) commission fee. Half of this fee (10% excluding VAT) will go to the local Host, for their hard work in coordinating the community, the online market and collections.
The other half will go to The Food Assembly, for the maintenance cost of the platform, paying the employees, looking after the network and developing new features and constantly improvement the website.
In other words, the producers receive 80% (excluding VAT) of each sale made through the website.
Changes to service fees: On Monday 26th February 2018 our service fees changed from 16.7% to 20% of total sales. Producers take home 80% instead of 83.3% of their final sales.