Citizens who set up local purchasing groups or CSAs are faced with many practical challenges: What are the tools to simplify order management, mailings, payment and order distribution?
Similarly, producers who sell directly are often helpless to manage their sales effectively. Many still continue to take orders by phone or SMS and have no visibility on the Internet.
How to help producers and citizens to develop short circuits in their territory thanks to suitable digital tools and training?
To meet these needs, Cagette.net was created. It is an open source web platform that takes no commission on sales. The approach is supported by ALILO SAS, so it is not an association.
They run professional training courses throughout France for producers who wish to develop their sales with Cagette.net and on the Internet in general.
Sébastien Zulke, agricultural engineer and François Barbut, web developer met in 2014 thanks to their shared passion for local food chains.
In October 2018, they trained 200 producers and Cagette.net hosts 700 delivery points which represent 30,000 orders per month.
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Unlike the majority of web players, they take no commission on sales.
Cagette.net is remunerated through the dissemination of knowledge enabling the development of short circuits thanks to their status as an approved training organization.
Written by François Barbut, co-founder of Cagette.net - November 2018.
Last modification : 11 May 2020.
Cagette.net is free software for CSA and buying groups to meet, eat organic, local produce, get to know their neighbors, and support local producers. The company offers group purchases of local produce, directly from the farm, organic or fair trade.