Shopopop, the collaborative supply platform created in 2016 in Nantes, has simply developed its exercise in the Tarn, and in explicit in Castres. This service presents the supply of groceries between people and remunerates particular person deliverers.
In these occasions of mutual assist and collaborative providers, the “Shopopop” peer-to-peer supply platform continues to develop. In latest months, the firm has strengthened its presence in the Tarn, and opened its supply service to the inhabitants of Castres. Delphine de La Gournerie, advertising supervisor of the platform, explains in extra element the precept and operation of Shopopop.
What is the particularity of the Shopopop platform?
It is to attraction to the inhabitants of a metropolis or an agglomeration to make deliveries. It due to this fact issues people – adults – who search to be of service in their metropolis, and who additionally want to complement their finish of the month since in alternate for the supply made, there’s a tip that’s utilized.
Where is the platform situated?
Shopopop was created in Nantes, in 2016. Since then, now we have been current in greater than 7,000 cities in France. It is an idea that works in each city and rural areas. Here in the Tarn, the service is obtainable in Carmaux, Labruguière, the Séquestre, and extra recently in Castres the place up to now, Shopopop works primarily through the Auchan and Intermarché drive. In whole in the division, now we have just a little greater than 200 members of the group of particular person supply individuals referred to as “shoppers”. In Castres, since the launch at the finish of 2020, there have already been just a little over 300 deliveries. So it is a good launch for us, and we discover that since the Covid disaster, the requests for deliveries are rising.
Shopopop, how does it work?
I like to match this platform to carpooling. In reality, it’s carpooling utilized to supply. Rather than loaning your seat to a passenger who needed to make the identical journey as you, you’ll lend your trunk to gather groceries from somebody who lives close to you, on a visit that you just had deliberate to take in all case. It is usually home-work or different common commute that an individual could make. We are actually on the native. On the different hand, we’re not like Uber Eats or Deliveroo, which can use auto-contractors to make deliveries. There, we’re actually on a collaborative mannequin the place individuals do not make it a job. In addition, we guarantee by means of an clever mannequin to at all times attempt to provide deliveries to the proper individuals and at the proper occasions. And if a “shopper” begins to abuse the service an excessive amount of, there might be fewer deliveries doable for him to present everybody an opportunity to make use of the platform.
How to turn into a “shopper”?
You need to obtain the “Shopopop” cell utility, accessible on Android and iOS, and create an account. Then, all it’s important to do is choose a supply round your property, decide up the order at the assortment level and ship it to the individual involved. Conversely, the buyer does his shopping on the web site of the associate grocery store. And quite than choosing up his drive himself, he can select residence supply and that is the place the grocery store transmits the supply request to Shopopop! Note that ‘buyers’ have their very own technique of transport and are paid instantly by clients through the platform. Partner manufacturers are thus exempt from all infrastructure prices, logistics prices and wage prices related to a standard supply service supplier.
On common, what are the further prices for the buyer and the advantages obtained by the “shoppers”?
The buyer being delivered pays a price, on common round 7-9 euros. For the supply individual, the tip varies relying on the distance to be traveled and the quantity of the order. We are at a mean of 6 euros for a supply.