E-circles.org is the Circular Marketplace where you can buy and sell quality products, respectful of the environment and workers' rights. If you like the project and want an active role, become an E-circler!

Buy from FoodCoops

Participate in a FoodCoop

A FoodCoop is a group of people who buy together from local producers and artisans. Delivery takes place at a Withdrawal Point or at home. You can participate in a FoodCoop in the area where you live, or start one yourself, with a group of friends.

Buy from Manufacturers

Visit the manufacturers Stands

Buy quality, eco-sustainable and ethical products, selected by the FoodCoops. If you are a manufacturer whose mission is quality, respect for the environment and workers' rights, you can start an E-Commerce and propose your products to registered FoodCoops.

Buy from Stores

Enter the Stores

Find a store near home and order online, picking up in the shop or requesting home delivery. If you are a store owner, you can put your business online using the pricelists of your suppliers to easily build easily build that of your shop.

We achieve the goals of the European Green Deal and the 2030 Agenda in the Territories, especially goal 12, but also part of goals 7-11. Our Mission is to promote the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean and circular economy by creating jobs.

Here is a summary of how our project on the Territories develops, in seven steps:

  1. Business digitization: we provide producers and shops with a web page and a free E-commerce to allow them to better tell themselves and promote and sell products online
  2. Formation of Social Purchasing Groups: we provide the tools to form a Social Purchasing Group that allows to buy together from local companies, shortening the supply chain and reducing CO2 and pollution
  3. Formation of Business Networks: companies are stronger if they collaborate with each other. The most digital entrepreneurs can help the less able to promote and sell their products together. This makes the offer more varied and interesting and allows to optimize transport
  4. Formation of FoodCoops: once a certain number of users is reached, the Purchasing Group withdrawal point can evolve into a shop, and a cooperative is formed between companies and buyers
  5. Evolution to Circular Coops: the store adds new eco-friendly services such as the sale of bulk products, the reuse of packaging, the use of renewable energy, the super-differentiated collection of some types of waste, the training of people and the creation in the field of forgotten professions (cobblers, tailors, repairs of technological tools, etc.)
  6. Transition towards Circular Communities: thanks to the presence of the Circular Coops and our promotional activity, we will make aware an increasing number of people and companies of the principles of the Circular Economy. We will propose new solutions to local institutions in the field of waste, energy, transport, etc. and we will participate in their realization
  7. Circular Europe: a network of Circular Territories is formed which can collaborate with each other in planning and construction of new eco-compatible infrastructures

E-circles also includes the most complete management software for Foodcoops, developed starting from the experience of foodcoopers who love to make things simply. You can choose between payment on delivery, or by credit card.

Advantages for Foodcoops

  • Direct relationship with producers, no commission on purchases
  • It simplifies collection of orders and management of withdrawal points
  • You can communicate with all food coops members and producers
  • It automates hospitality, logistics, cash and volunteer management

Tools for Foodcoops

  • Order of products by manufacturer or by category, with images and rich descriptions
  • Price lists always updated directly from manufacturers and customizable
  • Shipments Tracking
  • Management of internal lists, for exclusive use of own Foodcoop
  • Welcome Group to contact and inform the new members
  • Organization of home delivery
  • Quality Group for Internal Certification of Producers
  • Management of shareholders and payment of membership fees
  • Collecting orders from individual referrals or pickup points
  • Automatic opening and closing of orders, at intervals or programmed
  • Management of volunteer shifts with specific job assignments
  • Packages completion mode
  • Simple internal communication management through notifications
  • Sending automatic notifications an hour before product withdrawal
  • Restore capability of the already archived orders
  • Ability to delegate orders or to order for someone else
  • Possibility to order products to be donated to the Solidarity Spending project
  • An internal notice-board for quick communications
  • Real-time chat with the staff for quick troubleshooting
  • History of orders, volunteer turns and statistics

Advantages for the Producer

  • Sell your products to Foodcoops and Purchasing Groups
  • Simple management of pricelists, orders and inventory
  • Sell ​​your products online with the utmost simplicity
  • Promote your company in Italy and abroad  

Tools for the Producer

  • Business page with a free E-Commerce
  • Quick pricelist management from one page only
  • Warehouse management, packages, minimum order quantities
  • Customization of sales, delivery, payment methods
  • Automatic compilation of custom excel order forms
  • Possibility to contact Food Coops
  • Change in amounts for products sold by weight
  • Possibility of receiving contacts from customers and quotation requests
  • Possibility to tell the good practices of Circular Economy and Biological Transition