Through Julien Bonnet
Published on 25 Nov 20 at 17:49
Of Courses : that is the title of the brand new site to purchase native at The crown, city situated south ofAngouleme. Carried out and funded by the municipality, this new platform has an unique bias: it’s strictly reserved for tradespeople put in within the city and its market.
The goal is to deliver collectively the crown retailers on the identical site to facilitate the purchases of the customers, that they’re topped or not.
We are campaigning for ultralocal platforms, we don’t wish to create competitors with different similar companies on the different finish of the town or the division.
Concretely, the site appears like another e-commerce platform. The merchants are labeled by theme, every has its web page with its hours and make contact with particulars, in addition to a store the place it publishes its articles.
Navigation for the buyer is subsequently straightforward.
For merchants, a whole area is ready as much as handle shares, manage orders, monitor turnover or talk with clients.
Registration is easy, however should be validated by the site directors, which can be certain that the enterprise is certainly topped or current on one among its markets. An opening to merchants with out premises is being studied.
50% of companies represented
At the launch, round twenty shops had been obtainable out of the fifty that shall be companions, assures Maud Fourrier, communications assistant.
“We can easily reach 80% of businesses in La Couronne,” stated the mayor.
As for registered merchants, the site is quite welcome. “It’s an additional outlet for us,” admits Brice Labarde, supervisor of the Alchimiste.
And then ? “We can manage with the reopening. I already use Facebook, I always have my smartphone with me, ”assures Stéphanie Garnaud, supervisor of the BodySPress salon and La Ronde des Pains.
Eventually, merchants should take over the site. The municipality alone financed the challenge, to the tune of 20,000 euros (grants are pending), however doesn’t want to handle it. It is the affiliation of merchants, presently dormant however quickly relaunched, which ought to take up the torch.
For the second, solely the withdrawal is feasible, in retailer or in the marketplace for the companies presently closed. But the supply, technically prepared on the site facet, continues to be underneath examine.
“We are doing an act of good citizenship by not forcing consumers to cross the city or the department to withdraw or request delivery of a good,” insists Jean-François Dauré.
A hell of a guess, once we know that the giants of the sector are making speedy supply a weighty argument.
JCA Project, the scholar membership behind the site
At the helm of this challenge, we discover the very younger firm JCA Project, based lower than a month in the past by three enterprise improvement college students. It all began with a gathering with the city corridor on the Le Moulin de l’Abbaye enterprise campus. “This is our first big project, the town hall is our first client”, signifies Anthony Poupeau, one of many three co-managers. “It is in our DNA to trust young companies”, underlines Jean-François Dauré.