With oven capacity set to deliver 80 loaves per hour, there’s a bigger business opportunity here (business-building through bread). While bread dates back to ancient times, our marketplaces have become increasingly digitalised and virtual. We want our collective to have access to an online marketplace where they can sell their artisanal bread, invite and facilitate donations, and trade other community-made items and services, like bead and needlework, jams and chutneys, and other homemade products, plumbing services, electrical services, building services, garden services, and much more.

And that is where the My Product e-commerce platform (developed by My Product System) comes into the mix. The affordable platform puts the power of trade in our communities’ hands, and members of our collective will have a detailed overview of all their activities and partners in the process. The purpose is to have a reporting system in place to pinpoint all activities, and so that all orders for the mixes and wood, along with other supplier needs, can be managed by a central administrator at each institution.

The pre-mixes can be ordered through the My Product online marketplace at the Crossroads Bread Project store. The online store will open on 1 December 2020 and we will keep you posted. If you want to sell your products and services, please do not hesitate to email johan@crossroadsbread.co.za for more information.

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