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CottageNosh Launches Marketplace for Home Bakers Implemented by Towa

Cottage Nosh is a unique and compliant marketplace designed to meet the needs of home bakers operating under state and local Cottage Food laws.

BRONX, NEW YORK – December 15, 2021 – As the trends of online shopping and buying locally become increasingly prevalent, one business is looking to merge the best of both worlds – one baked good at a time. Recently launched food marketplace, Cottage Nosh, aims to connect those looking for homemade, artisanal baked goods with local bakers. Powered by online marketplace builder, Arcadier with the help of the Towa eCommerce expert team, Cottage Nosh launched its beta marketplace in September with a focus on the New York State market. 

Speaking on the inspiration and impetus for creating such a unique offering, Cottage Nosh Founder Ari Hoffnung shared that, like many other families amid the COVID pandemic, his own family relied on baking for comfort. He then started wondering if it was possible for talented home bakers to connect to a broader community without retail stores or shipping across the country. Along with the recently passed  ‘Cottage Food Laws’ that allow for the legal sale of homemade foods, Cottage Nosh was born.  

Getting up and running quickly was vital, but more importantly, was building something dependable. Hoffnung stated, “We needed software that was reliable, customizable, and affordable to launch. Arcadier’s marketplace solution not only checked all of our requirement boxes but was also supported by a team of experts who helped us every step of the way”.

Believing that hard-working home bakers deserve the best tools to grow their businesses and support themselves and their families, Cottage Nosh set out to create an eCommerce solution designed to meet the unique needs of home food businesses. Specifically, Cottage Nosh focuses on supporting the individual foodtrepeneur achieve success with the right set of features, such as zero transaction fees to minimize margin loss, targeted advertising to optimize site traffic, seller support to help troubleshoot any issues, sales tax collections to streamline purchasing, customer & home-baker chat to create transparency between each party, and customized settings to create a personal shop for each seller.

Remarking on Cottage Nosh’s business and the growing industry, Brian Conn, Arcadier’s Director of Sales for North & South America, stated: “We’re thrilled to see Cottage Nosh go live. It is a terrific example of what Arcadier believes in: the accessibility of technology and ability to rapidly implement marketplace solutions to meet business goals, as well as supporting innovative marketplaces in growing industries.” He added, “We’re especially pleased to see our partner ecosystem at work, with our expert development partner, Towa, having helped Cottage Nosh realize and build their vision.”

As the expert development partner for the marketplace, Towa Software played a pivotal role in ensuring its successful launch. The firm worked closely with Cottage Nosh throughout the project development process, from discovering user journeys and UI/UX design to defining all features and providing quality assurance. Adrian Lopez, Towa’s Senior eCommerce Consultant, commented: “We worked on the project from the ground up, iterating on previous ideas and using all the findings from the earlier discovery and design stages to build exceptional customizations on top of Arcadier’s technology. By using both their APIs and plug-ins capabilities, we were able to make truly unique customer and seller experiences, and our certified team of engineers was able to integrate third-party services such as Avalara, Stripe, Customer.io, Twilio, and OpenBadges.” 

The F&B industry has seen dramatic changes in the past two years and cottage foods is a niche within it that is on the rise. According to the Modern Farmer, “Since the start of 2021, roughly a dozen states have either eased or eliminated safety restrictions on the sale of food products made in home kitchens, known as cottage foods”. With 26 states in total reviewing their cottage food legislation, businesses like Cottagenosh are likely to be growing in the years to come. To learn more about Cottagenosh, visit https://cottagenosh.com.

 

About Towa Software

Towa Software is a custom e-commerce development and consulting firm that helps startups and companies build unique customer and merchant experiences for the digital era we live in, with customers in North America and Europe. Towa’s Value Proposition to the clients is to deliver Software Projects with Certainty, delivery without defects, which fulfill all of the business requirements efficiently. Our mission is to become an agile co- innovation strategic partner with all our customers. 

Visit https://towasoftware.com/ecommerce 

 

About Arcadier Marketplace

Arcadier is the world’s fastest-growing online marketplace
builder and is the recognized global leader of multi-vendor e-commerce marketplace technology with users from more than 170 countries. Founded in 2013 in Singapore by senior PayPal executives, it has offices in 5 countries, including Singapore (HQ), Australia, the Philippines, the United States and the United Kingdom. Arcadier enables Enterprises, SMBs, Governments, and Start-Ups to build their own white-labeled marketplaces efficiently and cost-effectively. Arcadier’s platform supports various eCommerce models, including B2B, B2C, P2P, Service & Rental, across industry verticals such as retail, consumer goods, commodities, wholesale, manufacturing, and services 

Visit https://www.arcadier.com 

 

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“Towa is helping entrepreneurs and SMB to innovate and develop custom marketplace experiences, our engineering and consulting team is ready to build awesome platforms for today’s challenging times,” states Carlos Mendoza CEO of Towa.

 

“Arcadier is pleased to provide a platform for Cottagenosh to grow a marketplace where local artisans can provide their communities with delicious baked goods,” says Director of American Sales, Brian Conn. 

 

Company Summary

Cottagenosh.com is the marketplace for home-bakers and cottage foods lovers that offer unique features to help your home-food business thrive. The startup is based in the Bronx, New York serving soon all United States of America. 

 

Release Summary

Cottage Food Enterprises Inc, announces marketplace launch and invites home-bakers to join the community and get the advantage of all the great tools and features available to grow that side-business into a personal Shop, for their customers to enjoy a unique experience for those Nosh days.

 

Social Media Profiles

https://www.instagram.com/cottagenosh/

https://www.facebook.com/cottagenosh/ 

https://twitter.com/CottageNosh 

 

Blog

https://cottagenosh.com/blog 

 

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    About Arcadier

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    Arcadier is the world’s fastest-growing online marketplace builder and is the recognized global leader of multi-vendor ecommerce marketplace technology with users from more than 170 countries. Founded in 2013 in Singapore by senior PayPal executives, it has offices in 5 countries including Singapore(HQ), Australia, Philippines and most recently the United States and the United Kingdom. Arcadier enables Enterprises, SMBs, Governments and Start-Ups to build their own white-labelled marketplaces efficiently and cost effectively. Arcadier’s platform supports various eCommerce models including B2B, B2C, P2P, Service & Rental, across industry verticals such as retails, consumer goods, commodities, wholesale, manufacturing and services.

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      Towa joins Arcadier Marketplace Expert Partners Program

      Helping companies reach their full potential

      San Antonio, Texas, February 2020 – Towa Software, Inc. a leading software engineering company, today announced a new partnership with Arcadier, world’s leading online marketplace builder to better serve its North America customers seeking to customize and expand their marketplace to suit their business needs and co-innovate functionality.

      With more than 19 years of development experience, Towa has successfully executed numerous projects spanning a variety of industries, including, Retail, Banking, Financial & Trading Services, Telecommunications, Professional Services, Transportation, Higher Education and Utilities. Beyond web development, Towa also has depth experience with mobile technologies, developing solutions for international clients under iOS and Android platforms.

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      “We are excited to have Towa Join our Arcadier Expert Partner programme as we are seeing strong demand for our marketplace technology in North America.” Commented Kenneth Low, Arcadier’s Chief Commercial Officer. “With this partnership, we can better serve our marketplace users in the region with strong reputable local software development expert partner.

       

      About Towa

      www.towasoftware.com

      Towa was founded in 2002, by Gerardo Lopez with the vision of using the most advanced engineering disciplines to develop a new concept in the delivery of software products. Towa has devoted over a decade to the research, development and application of engineering processes around the analysis and development of information systems. Towa’s Value Proposition to the clients is to deliver Software Projects with Certainty, delivery without defects, which fulfil all of the requirements efficiently. Our goal is to become an agile co-innovation strategic partner with our customers.

      About Arcadier

      https://www.arcadier.com

      Arcadier is the world’s fastest-growing online marketplace builder and is the recognized global leader of multi-vendor ecommerce marketplace technology with users from more than 170 countries. Founded in 2013 in Singapore by senior PayPal executives, it has offices in 5 countries including Singapore(HQ), Australia, Philippines and most recently the United States and the United Kingdom. Arcadier enables Enterprises, SMBs, Governments and Start-Ups to build their own white-labelled marketplaces efficiently and cost effectively. Arcadier’s platform supports various eCommerce models including B2B, B2C, P2P, Service & Rental, across industry verticals such as retails, consumer goods, commodities, wholesale, manufacturing and services.

      Recently Arcadier also launched Arcadier Enterprise to target needs of large corporations and multi-brand retail companies for their marketplace development needs.

      To see more Arcadier Expert Partners, visit:
      https://api.arcadier.com/expert-partner

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      Customer Success Manager
      +1 (512) 487-7734
      adrian.lopez@towasoftware.com

       

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