Down to Earth in the News

How I ... Launched an online shopping component for my business

Pacific Business News

by Staff Pacific Business News

Mark Fergusson says creating an e-store for his bricks-and-mortar business was not as easy as initially imagined. He eventually decided on two platforms and reports that the Amazon-branded platform generates more sales but also carries higher fees.

By Mark Fergusson, CEO and CFO of Down to Earth, describing the lessons learned from adding online sales to a bricks-and-mortar business.

We’ve had a website forever. I shouldn’t say forever, but for at least 15 years, we’ve had some sort of website. We did just relaunch the website in the last few months, actually.

Down to Earth Organic & Natural Opens e-Store

New Hope 360

by Natural Foods Merchandiser

Down to Earth Organic & Natural, Honolulu, Hawaii, will begin selling products online through an e-store to be launched on Friday, Jan. 10.

The company's new e-store will initially feature more than 100 items including local Hawaii products such as local coffee, honey, cosmetics, and Noni and Spirulina products; cosmetics sunscreen, facial care, oils and massage lotions, Down to Earth private label and branded products, as well as vegetarian supplements including vitamins, protein powders, heart and bone health aids, antioxidants, cold and flu herbal remedies, and much more. The site can be accessed at estore.downtoearth.org

"Opening an e-store marks a major milestone in the 37-year history of Down to Earth," says Mark Fergusson, chief organic officer (CEO/CFO). People from underserved parts of the state and throughout the nation will now have easy access to popular local products sold in our brick-and-mortar stores."

"The new e-store has been designed on an Amazon.com platform, which provides customers with the confidence of a familiar and secure environment using their Amazon.com account," he added.

 

Hawaii Retailer Down to Earth Opening Online Store

Star Advertiser

by Kristen Consillio

Hawaii retailer Down to Earth is opening an online store Friday that will offer more than 100 local products.

The company said today it will sell private-label items and locally made coffee, honey, cosmetics, and Noni and Spirulina products, as well as vegetarian supplements.

The virtual store at http://estore.downtoearth.org has been designed on an Amazon.com platform so customers can use their Amazon.com accounts when purchasing products.

Down To Earth Starting Its Own Night Market

MidWeek

by MidWeek Staff

Down to Earth will launch a series of monthly night markets next Tuesday at its Kailua store, offering a dozen vendors, a cooking class and live entertainment.

The new venture will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at 201 Hamakua Drive (across from Safeway) with sales inside as well as outside the organic/vegetarian market. Down to Earth’s chef Mama T will conduct a holiday cooking class early – from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and live, healthy music will come from Paul Izak and Tubby Love.

2013 Retailer Of The Year: Down To Earth Organic & Natural

Vitamin Retailer Magazine

by Janet Poveromo

Retailer honors healthy people, animals and environment—Hawaiian style.

Inspired by Hawaii’s state motto, “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness” (Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina i ka Pono), the staff at Down to Earth Organic & Natural envisions a Hawaii where all people “cherish the land and live in health and harmony” (E Malama I Ka `Aina, E Ola Pono).

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