Testimonial – 4 MIN READ
Testimonial – 4 MIN READ
“With the AntsRoute software, we are now doing 80 daily deliveries against only 40 at the beginning of the quarantine.”
Business owner, La Chèvrerie de l’Ecaillons
Number of deliveries
La Chèvrerie de l’Ecaillons specialized in the making of goat cheese. Created in 2008, the French farm has 200 goats and supplies large retailers, Rungis Market, restaurant owners and cheesemakers.
As the world struggles to end the spread of COVID 19, producers must reorganize the operations to avoid negative impact on their business. Many producers are now delivering to consumers directly to their homes. During these quarantined days, French people spending a lot of time in their kitchen cooking balanced home-made dishes with local products can be reassured. It is possible to stock up on local fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses without going to supermarkets. Nevertheless, making home deliveries is a new process for many producers and it requires a specific organization. This is particularly the case for La Chèvrerie de l’Ecaillons.
Located in Vendegies-sur-Ecaillon (France), La Chèvrerie de l’Ecaillons specializes in the making of goat cheese. Created in 2008, the French farm has 200 goats and supplies large retailers, Rungis Market, restaurant owners and cheesemakers.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the business owner, Jean-Philippe Bourgois, and his four collaborators decided to reorganize the operations. The lack of workers forces supermarkets to remove certain references from their shelves. Consequently, it is more complicated for consumers to find local products. To maintain its business, La Chèvrerie de l’Ecaillons decided to announce via the Facebook social network the establishment of a new service : home cheese deliveries. Lovers of local products shared this post many times and totals more than 80,000 views today. Consequently, La chèvrerie de l’Ecaillons received more than 1,800 orders in less than 48 hours. To ensure the new home delivery process, Jean-Philippe Bourgois decided to use the AntsRoute software.
La Chèvrerie de l’Ecaillons needed an easy-to-use business solution to manage these home deliveries. After researching the solutions available on the market and on the advice of a friend, Jean-Philippe Bourgois finally decided to use the AntsRoute route optimization software. In a few hours, the tool was deployed and the team ready to use the routing software.
“With the AntsRoute software, we are now doing 80 daily deliveries against only 40 at the beginning of the quarantine.“
Jean-Philippe Bourgois – Business owner, La Chèvrerie de l’Ecaillons
Thanks to the use of the AntsRoute software, the team estimates that the number of daily deliveries has doubled. Today, employees deliver an average of 80 persons every day against only 40 at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. Furthermore, the team organizes delivery routes in only few minutes. With a simple import of Excel file with a list of customers to visit, the team builds optimized delivery routes. Finally, the AntsRoute mobile application allows employees to have access to precise delivery routes. To learn more about optimizing fresh products delivery routes, visit our dedicated page.
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