We are developing a new IT-system for food collectives to meet the demand for a more varied supply of sustainable goods.
In 2017, we formulated a new business plan, Københavns Fødevarefællesskab 2.0. It is in Danish, but can be read here.
We aim at offering a greater variety of goods to the members and saving time on administration thus releasing more time to development, enlightenment and events.
We are developing a new online platform as our current system cannot evolve sustainably anymore.
Since 2018, the IT group has been working hard to develop the specifications, anticipate the future needs of the organization, support the developers and raise funding.
The new system is developed by parentNode / think.dk.
The platform is being developed under an open source licence. It will thus be a common good for food collectives and similar initiatives to reuse and adapt to their own needs.
The whole project can be divided into three major steps:
1. The public website (launched in 2020)
In 2020 we launched an updated version of the kbhff.dk website. This is where you can read news, general info on the organization, the content of the bags, etc.
Initially as a Wordpress-based independent website, these public pages and news are now integrated in the new system together with the member system.
2. The new member system V1.0 (planned in winter 2020 - spring 2021)
The member system is the website you use to order bags for yourself and to help others when you're on your shift. But it's also much more! The purchase group (indkøbsgruppen) uses it to work out how much fruit and how many vegetables to buy. It is also where departments and central groups can write to members and where you can manage your own information and membership, etc.
The new member system will be able to do everything that the previous one was doing plus the following additional features.
In the first release of the new member system, you will be able to:
- Enroll in KBHFF from home and start buying fruit and vegetables right away instead of going down to the department to become a member.
- Pay with Visa and Mastercard, instead of only with Dankort as it is now.
- Pay with credit card in the local departments.
- Pre-order "shelf-products" such as flour, honey, jam, oil, etc. (logistics feasibility under discussion)
3. The extended new system V2.0 (planned in 2021)
At a later stage, two important features will be developed. You will then be able to:
- Order the goods you want in the amount you want – of course depending on seasonal availability.
- Make automatically repeating orders instead of having to order for each week.