Benefits for the planet
Reduce travel by generating less pollution
Promote local production
Beyond customer journeys, it’s worth looking at the miles traveled by consumer products to get to the store. Some products or raw materials may come from the other side of the planet even though there are resources and skills locally. To curb these aberrations, the Locavore movement has been developing for several years and represents a type of consumer who daily consumers local products, produced in their area.
On the other hand, the Km.0 philosophy proposes the consumer to reflect on the kilometers that the product has traveled to reach their hands and if that long journey is really necessary or can they buy an equal and even better product, produced within their own geographical area of influence.
Reduces the carbon footprint of e-commerce through the network of package collection points
Keeping local business has a positive impact on the carbon footprint of e-commerce. In fact, home delivery of products purchased on the Internet consumes more CO2 than delivery to a collection point, which groups a large number of packages. In the same way, the customer will group their trips by choosing a collection point that they are used to frequent in their daily purchases. It is a winning partnership that fuels a virtuous circle. On the one hand, local businesses benefit from the public traffic generated by the collection of packages in stores and which allows them to publicize their business. On the other hand, e-commerce is reducing its carbon footprint by bundling its parcel shipments.
Support local employment
Strengthens the local economy
Local commerce contributes greatly to the economic development of the city, reinvesting the wealth it generates in its surroundings. Additionally, these small merchants often source from local suppliers, enabling a circular economy. And they pay their taxes in the territory where they carry out their activity, unlike the large groups that practice tax optimization and pay taxes in the capitals or even abroad. Small merchants remain anchored in the territory, selling and consuming in a local area, improving the neighborhoods in which they are located.
Supports a healthier diet
Preserves diversity and cultural richness
Local stores and stores anchored in the territory are an essential means of disseminating the culture, the artisan industry and the products of a region. In the face of globalization and large standardized chain stores whose styles and flavors can be found all over the world, small independent stores are often the guarantors of local culture. By directing their purchases towards local crafts and cultural goods, the consumer contributes to supporting the diversity of knowledge that makes up the wealth of the regions.