Meet your new recipe for success. Make sales, market to customers, and grow your business effortlessly with Castiron’s built-in food ecommerce toolkit.Get Started — It’s Free
In minutes, create a free ecommerce website stocked with the tools you need to centralize your orders, messages, payments, fulfillment, and more. No more juggling spreadsheets, order DMs, legal pads, sticky notes, and online forms.
“I’ve been baking for years and when I made the decision to turn it into a business last year I tried a lot of different solutions to get my business up and running. Not only is Castiron the easiest, most effective tool I’ve used to sell online, but I also feel like they truly care about my journey and are here to support me.”
Lisa Fay Bakes, Narberth, PA
"As soon as you log in, you can tell that Castiron is built to help people who sell food. They made creating an online store so easy that I built my entire shop, launched my business and made my first few sales in less than 24 hours. It was a piece of cake (pun intended)!"
Mother Hive, Oak Park, MI
"When my friends and family told me that I should start selling my cakes, I wasn’t sure where to start. Before Castiron, I was taking orders really manually, through emails or texts or Facebook. Now I can send customers straight to my website, and I don’t have to worry about missing any details."
Mill City Cooking Company, Minneapolis, MN
“I realized that the barrier of having to DM or text me to order was holding a lot of potential customers back. Now that I have a professional online store and a simple ecommerce checkout, I'm seeing a huge increase in new customers and they appreciate how easy Castiron makes ordering.”
Kultured Kombucha, Indianapolis, IN
“Castiron just makes ordering so easy for my customers. Before, I had to manage cash or checks from my customers. Castiron is freeing up so much of my time, and allows me to focus on what I choose to focus on: improving the brand and the bread.”
Sourdough Heaven, Indianapolis, IN
“If you’ve been thinking about launching a website with Castiron — DO IT! I used to use forms for holiday pre-sales, but it was always a pain. I started my site with Castiron for Thanksgiving and it was totally worth it.”
Sweet Sailing, Calvert City, KY
“I am thrilled with Castiron. The most straightforward, easy-to-use software I have found for presales. I have always done Google Forms, but I feel so professional with this website!”
R Little Bakery, Bolivar, MO
"Are you kidding? You don’t get this level of customer service with any other companies!"
The Cookie Cache, Gainesville, FL
“I’m literally obsessing over quotes, and the way customers are able to accept quotes and see the pickup address after payment."
Keisha Alicia Torres
The Gentile Baker, Orlando, FL
Build order forms for your custom cookie or cake orders. Add inventory-based products to your store and allow customers to check out immediately. Or do both! Get all of the information you need for invoicing up front — without leaving Castiron.Build Your Order Form
Product listings, order form creation, inventory management, fulfillment, payments, customer communication — it’s all happening in one place. Never juggle DMs, Venmo requests, spreadsheets, forms, texts, and calls again.Create Your Free Store
Keep your customers coming back. Repeat orders are frequent thanks to Castiron's easy email list-building tools and automated email marketing.Grow Your Email List While You Build Your Shop
It’s not too good to be true. Castiron is made by entrepreneurs and artisans to support your small business, so we never charge listing fees, and we're free for you to use.Start Selling Today
Start selling food online in three easy steps.
Launching your Castiron store is as easy as adding products, telling customers how they’ll get their order, and connecting to get paid. In minutes, you can populate your store with ready-to-order products, custom order request forms, or a combination of both.
Once you’ve completed the basics — adding products, fulfillment options, and connecting to our payment processor — it’s time to make your store your own. Put your spin on your shop with a logo, a cover image, a paragraph about your business, and a profile picture. Tell your customers about your business with shop badges, and keep them safe with shop-wide allergen and dietary notices.
Ready for primetime? Take your store live and start selling! Not quite ready to launch? We’ll help you build your email list before (and after) you go live. Just share your sign up link with customers on social media, via text, and anywhere you communicate with them! After they sign up, we’ll help you keep in touch with automated email marketing.
Thanks to cottage food laws, selling homemade food is legal in all 50 states! While each state has different rules on selling food from home, most states allow artisans to sell non-potentially hazardous foods (or foods that don’t require temperature control) to customers. Some states allow additional categories of foods to be sold, like cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies, granola, donuts, pasta, bread, bagels, and much more. Selling homemade food online is also permitted in many states. Always confirm local cottage food regulations with your city’s health department.
Castiron is built for all food entrepreneurs. We know that selling food online — whether a dozen custom sugar cookies or your secret spice rubs — comes with its own set of challenges. How will you inform customers of potential allergens or dietary information? How can you make sure you’re collecting all of the information you need for a custom baked goods order? We’ve built Castiron with food sellers in mind. Artisans from across the U.S. are selling everything from sweet treats to hot sauces to dried pastas, kombucha, pretzels, and more. If you can deliver it, offer it for pickup, or ship it, you can sell it on Castiron.
We’ve built Castiron while collecting feedback from thousands of custom cookie makers, cake bakers, pastry chefs, sourdough specialists, and other entrepreneurial artisans selling their homemade food online. We learned that so many of you were juggling a bunch of different tools: spreadsheets, online forms, Facebook messages, Instagram DMs, emails, texts, phone calls, Venmo, PayPal, sticky notes, legal pads, and beyond. When you sell extremely unique, custom products that are personalized for each customer, having a mess of tools makes doing your job really hard.
With Castiron, you can create a custom order request form for your online bakery and get all of the information you need to send your customer a quote for their order. Request event dates, themes, colors, flavor preferences, allergen information, inspiration photos, and more, all in one place.
Once you’ve settled on the specifics of your custom order, you can send an invoice directly to your customer for payment. If they don’t pay it immediately, we’ll send them reminders automatically. We’ll also keep a record of your customers’ contact information, any private notes you’ve stored about them, and their order history.
Castiron’s website builder is built just for food artisans, which means you won’t have to figure out ways to work around our software. Our simple editor allows you to easily customize and build your online store. Your customers will love our fast, secure checkout, too. Anyone can build a website on Castiron without coding, design, or other technical skills.
Running a food business is hard enough on its own. When you combine the stresses of building a business with constant texts, missed DMs, and order notes scattered across every surface in your kitchen, it’s even harder to keep up. When you use a website to sell your homemade food online like Castiron, you’ll have everything in one place, from order requests and inventory to invoicing tools to customer communication and more. Hello, organization!
Spend less time wrangling customers and more time making. The best part? You can be up and running with a Castiron store in under 20 minutes.Create Your Store
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