La Charrette: Carsharing for local products


1. Scenario 1: A producer (called "producer A") needs to deliver his products and has some space in his car/truck:

- He joins the platform (free registration); - He enters the journey with some information: departure and arrival cities, possible stopping points, type of storage during the transport (ambient, cold, frozen), date of the journey and the timetable.

2. Scenario 2: A producer (called "producer B") needs to deliver a product and looks for someone to deliver it:

- He joins the platform (free registration); - He completes the type of journey he wants (departure and arrival cities, days of the journey, type of required storage); - He selects, among the propositions, the most suitable journey according to his criteria and he books the journey (online payment).

A software on the website approximately compares the cost of the delivery:

  • without sharing;
  • by delivering his goods himself and sharing the car with goods from other producers;
  • or by entrusting his goods to another producer who deals with the delivery.

This innovation has many advantages:

  • It is an easy to use solution: a platform on a website to book a journey in a few time;
  • It allows to save time on the logistic step and to focus more on the main activities on the farm;
  • It allows to reduce the cost of transport;
  • It allows to reduce the environmental footprint of the transport;
  • It supports the cooperation and links among producers.


Non-technological innovation

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Laura Giacherio