Every day, individuals send parcels all over the country and each parcel needs its own specific transport.
At the same time , there are people (we'll call them "couriers") who are travelling across the country.
We have two objectives: on the one hand to put the individuals sending the parcels in touch with the couriers, who will in any case be making the trip, and secondly to help bring down CO2 levels by reducing the number of delivery journeys.
Economical : the person sending the parcel will be able to find a cheaper way of sending his or her parcel, while contributing to the courier's petrol expenses, so that there's a benefit for either side.
Ecological : Courier-sharing could help bring down CO2 emissions as the courier would be making the journey in any case, which means senders don't have to take the car and make the trip themselves (see the "reducing CO2 emissions" section)
Sharing: the idea of sharing is also very important as it means a third party can benefit from the trip a courier is making.
Mindframe : the concept produces an entirely new type of mindframe, one based on the idea of helping someone out.
Friendly : this is a fundamental part of the arrangement, as it can only succeed if the two parties come to a friendly agreement.
Sociable : making new contacts is an excellent exercise in sociability and puts the arrangement up on a much more personal level.
Our conviction : courier-sharing is a solution for the future, provided it's organised efficiently. www.colis-voiturage.eu offers useful new solutions for coming up with someone who's going to the same place as your parcel.
Our aim : offer a user-friendly, highly efficient website that provides a simple way of putting the sender of the parcel, the courier and the person being sent the parcel in touch with each other.
Without any registration, potential senders (and couriers) can see the full list of trips being taken to any particular part of the country on any particular day.
The two parties are only put in touch if they both agree.