Frequently asked questions

What is NextChain?

NextChain is a free online ordering platform for restaurants, hotels, bars and cafes. You can connect and interact with all your suppliers in one place, order instantly from our mobile app and enjoy paperless invoices.

Who is NextChain for?

Our platform is open to any professional kitchens, but we also have local food stores and delis using NextChain. Whether you run a local coffee shop or a UK-wide hospitality group, we have the right solution for your organisation.

Are you a marketplace? How are prices defined?

No, we're not a marketplace. NextChain facilitates interactions with your existing suppliers. We are not an intermediary and the relationship remains between you and your suppliers. Final prices will always be set by your supplier, as usual.

Do my suppliers have to be on NextChain?

No! When you place an order on NextChain, we simply forward the order in your supplier's format of choice. And because they provide us with their latest catalogue, you can be sure to order the right products in the right quantities.

How much does it cost?

We don't take any commission, we are not a marketplace, so you wonder where the catch is? We recently launched NextChain and if you read this, it means that NextChain is still 100% free. Later on, we will implement additional premium (and optional) features. So join us now!