7 Outstanding B2B Food Marketplaces That Inspire

B2B food industry has a lot of space for improvement when it comes to innovation, going paperless, and overall business optimization.

Let`s confess, we really need more online platforms for food service industry, where operators can connect with distributors, compare pricing, and order online without any phone calls, bunch of documents, and bothersome paperwork.

Luckily, we have innovators that move forward and strive to improve B2B food market.

Here is the list of the useful and outstanding B2B food delivery marketplaces around the world.

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TradingTable

TradingTable B2B food marketplace

TradingTable is a B2B online ordering platform for restaurant operators. It connects operators, distributors, and suppliers to simplify and speed up the process of buying and selling. Here are its main features:

For operators

  • Connect with distributors
  • Submit orders
  • Access real time pricing
  • See product info
  • Customize the interface

For distributors

  • Work with existing customers
  • Automated real-time pricing
  • Integrate your systems directly with TradingTable
  • Spend more time consulting with customers, delivering the information and insight they really want

For Suppliers

  • Showcase your entire portfolio of products
  • Provide operators with detailed product information on the very platform they use to order
  • Understand and stay on top of market trends

Biolinked

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Biolinked is a completely free B2B food platform that connects organic food suppliers with wholesale buyers around the world. Biolinked provides a set of tools with which suppliers can create their own website. It allows users to exhibit their products, promote their company, and directly communicate with potential business clients.

How does it work?

  • Users create a profile where they can register as supplier, buyer or both
  • Add unlimited number f products and organic certificate
  • Seach and filter products
  • Communicate with organic companies in real time
  • Post a buying request to get quotes
  • Create a list of favorite companies and products
  • Save business contacts to your online address book

Haywheel

Haywheel marketplace

Haywheel is an online marketplace for artisanal foods that connects top-tier restaurants with specialty food suppliers. Users can search, book, and order asian food and wholesale ingredients from various food caterers. When you click on the product, you can read the information about the producer, delivery methods, charges, and schedule.

Haywheel app

Haywheel also got investments from Ycombinator in 2016, which proves the usefulness of this marketplace.

CaterNation

Cater Nation is an online B2B food ordering marketplace that aggregates restaurants, caterers, universities, and government agencies. They also provide drop-off catering for business meetings and training sessions. The main features of this marketplace include wide variety of high quality restaurants and caterers on one website, guaranteed retail pricing, delivery and pick-up options, experienced Customer Care team, and generous reward program.

Emerge

Emerge is the firts Italian food trading platform. It connects buyers and producers in a virtual marketplace, where buyers can get free sumples of products to see if it's worth ordering. Let's see how it works.

For suppliers

  • Register and add products
  • Offer a taste
  • Manage your products
  • Best products will get onto the desks of best international buyers
  • For buyers

  • Create collections of your products
  • Compare products you've chosen
  • Save products, add notes, and share it with your team
  • Request a taste sample directly from the producer
  • Buyer box, where buyer will find out the latest products for sale
  • GoPato

    Wow, this is something really ground-breaking! GoPato is a fast-growing startup that delivers the food in Costa Rica with autonomous delivery drones. Mostly it operates with restaurants and cafes, and even partners with McDonald's . Fast and precise delivery is guaranteed.

    Supp.li

    Supp.li is an online B2B food distributor that links food producers directly with hotel, restaurant, distributor and retailer buyers. Each product on the platform is linked to the company distributor with all the necessary information about it.

    B2B marketplaces are on the rise today and will continue to grow. According to the Forrester report, the U.S B2B food e-commerce market is expected to double the size of B2C e-commerce by 2020. This sphere is really promising, and there is always a demand for it especially at the local level.

    Read also: Review of B2B marketplaces for distributors and suppliers