Bulk Food Scheme news- online ordering system now live!

We have been busy finishing our new BEAM Bulk Foods Scheme Online Store, including testing the ordering system and updating the catalogue. There will be a number of changes with this new system.

To access the store will first need to become a site member of the food eXchange, which is a one off request. You sign in by going to www.exchangefood.org/shop. You will be asked to provide your email address and a password. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the new BFS TERMS OF USE & INSTRUCTIONS

The main change is that all BFS members will need to place their own individual order online and pay for their items via direct deposit to BEAM. If you are part of a Pod you will need to invite all your POD participants to become site members as well by forwarding this email. You will be given your own Pod Code at checkout to access the discount. There will be a combined pod order sheet created which can be provided to the pod administrator to know who is involved. 

The other change is that prices will appear higher as there is no longer a levy or freight to add at the end. They have been incorporated into the item price. There will however be a discount at checkout, depending on whether you’re a Divvy Day Helper (10%) or part of a Pod (15%). Those who don’t help won’t receive a discount.

Please bear with us during the initial trial period to see how things work, there could be a few hiccups which we can’t predict until we make a start. We might have to refine the pricing too. If you notice anomalies please let us know. 

The collection end will remain the same and assistance by members to deliver empty containers or collect filled containers from the Bulk Foods HQ is still very much appreciated.

If you have any queries or have know of others who should be informed of this change please get in touch. Next order closes on 23 October and the next divvy up day will be held on 13 November 2019.

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