Please indicate the city where you think Fooz! will stick the most. As you all mentioned already logistics, please bear in mind that delivery will be short range (60 miles away from the city's outskirt). Consider also factors such as:
-Difficulty of delivery
-Presence of Farms around a city (variety, quality, etc...)
-Your strong need for Fooz! :-)
I recommend you to try Prague.
Food culture is on the rise - you can help to start it up
Delivery is easy in Prague, everything is close in Czech Rep
There are few online food delivery platforms in Prague, but we need more!
Agree with the InSomnius.
I can suggest Czech Republic (Prague). Visiting farmer's markets is incredibly popular, it becomes like part of the culture and its because of 3 points: 1. Just lack of quality agricaltural products on market - much is exorting to another countries. 2. Growing popularity of healthy, vegan food, sport, bio products. 3. More and more people buy food online.
Why don't you let the ship the product from the farmer's venue? That way you can connect vendors anywhere and reach a global market, are you really ready to handle logistics from all kinds of vendors to multiple cities?
A project I once co-developed has been solving a very similar issue, but hasn't been decentralized, vendors were in charge of their sales and shipping, it was the search, the payment and large selection of products that made our project work.
in Russia this idea will not be successful.
After reading about what Fooz exactly does, I am perplexed on the need to have such a platform for Farmer's market.
From my experience, I can say that the places which already have a inclination for Farmer's markets; pretty much already have an existing market. What does the Fooz bring new to the existing milieu.
Secondly, will you be assisting or replacing the existing infrastructure that these local communities have.
There is definitely a lot of scope for growth in the cities in which such a concept does not exist. Any city with a fairly good farming industry already has a supply for the foods. So most of the 3rd world can be excluded right of the back.
Any place which has a 1st world status, spare GDP to spend on the fresh vegetables sounds like an ideal place for such a business. But again.. There are so many of those. Pick one that has got money to spare, no time to spare, inclination for fancy food and awareness for the healthy apatite and start the business.
What is fooz? Can you add that in the description?
From my personal experience in terms of Culture, logistics (User's and yours) and people's mindset about Food I would say:
- Berlin, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stuttgart and Munich.
Reason 1: Many people -especially Germans - (as you can see most cities are German) in these cities are conscious about what they eat and where it comes from - with more emphasis on the latter.
Reason 2: They have the money to spend and already spend it on food. Just look at a huge rise of Al Natura and other Organic supermarkets.
Reason 3: Big cities, it's hard to get access to really good quality food without expensive middle men
Reason 4: Time - Busy cities have busy people
Special Reason for Denmark: It is hard to get good quality food but people also greatly care about the environment, food waste, etc. There are even many laws that eg/ force supermarkets to be small, reduce packaging to the minimum, no "buy 1 get 1 free offers, etc. It's all to reduce waste and enviromental impact so the people there are ripe to get some great and sustainable food. :)
So Copenhagen and Berlin are my top choices :).
Unf. where I live right now you would prob. not succeed unless the price is also good. - Prague
In my opinion Munich, Milan and Vienna are suitable cities. They all are bigger which means that there are consumers for local groceries. Furthermore the above mentioned cities have farms near the city outskirts which makes logistics easier.
One idea: How about just delivering the groceries from farmer's markets or bio grocery stores to customer's? Like Foodora for local groceries ;)
I'm not sure how big your chances are in my city, but let me give you the rundown:
People in Vienna (Austria) are mostly well informed about and interested in organic foods. Fooz would have to compete with a few farmers' markets, organic supermarkets and established delivery services for organic produce. The city borders one of the most important agricultural regions of the country called Marchfeld, to which it is well connected via roads and a train network, so delivery should not be much of a problem.