Local offers

See also: Set up your own local offers platform with this test


To the initiator of a local board of local offers, we call it Mediator. The mediator can be:

* A single person

* An affinity group for informal friendship

* A group interested in a more formal collaboration.


An association between its associates (Cultural Association, Bar, Neighborhood Community, inter-councils, etc.)

A network of thematic affinity (Collective X, Project Y, Network of Z)

Business cluster

The mediator must first decide the visibility and the method that you will give to your local shared initiative



How will the inventory of offers be made visible?

A) Public (example: web, square, etc.)

b) Semipublic (example: on the facade or inside an open space at times, etc.)

c) Private (example: outside) the store advertises a few things from the entire inventory that is stored in a notebook inside a drawer or in private ads on a website, intranet, etc.)



What organizational services can you like to offer?








Paralelamente to the specification of each of the possible methods, we must complement them with concrete tools that can carry out the desired functionalities.

Examples: Memory, paper, spreadsheets, public or private announcements on a website, volunteering, etc.2.1.




The mediator puts an inventory in a public or semi-private site where people must post the ad with their contact visible in the inventory. The mediator can add information about complementary services such as:

1. A mediation contact for incidents.

2. Time that is willing to serve interested.

3. Organize a regular general meeting.



The mediator validates the information before it is published in the inventory and can request that the advertiser be an associated person, personally endorsed by an associate, consumer of the space or simply someone authorized by the mediator.



The agency service in a thing serves to be able to:

1. Keep the contact of the advertiser private in a public inventory

2. That people can lend their things without having to deal with the applicants

The advertiser must tell the mediator what is the method in which they want to be contacted, and the mediator have each of the specific contact methods in their own private agenda. Ex:

The advertiser 1234 asks to call 67984XXXX and pass it to the interested party

The advertiser 4321 asks to give her his facebook address if she is a woman, or that the applicant leaves his phone number if he is a man, etc.





The collectivity thing offers the possibility that people can give gifts and loans to the community, and without publishing their contact information. The community should specify what it is going to do with the donated, especially if it would provide the donated or, more generally, how the common benefits are donated.


Warehouse and collection

If the thing has a warehouse, so the users could give it away, lend and exchange more easily. The store should have hours of overture to the public or associates, where they can offer a collection service in the same warehouse, which could even be complemented with the home donation collection service.

The storekeeper can give everything without asking who asks for it to exchange some abundant for some scarce and only lend if the resource is scarce.

You can also not ask an exchange to a person in need, or ask him to do some easy task as an exchange.

Meet ups

The face-to-face meetings can be from simple informal meetings or marketing to more complex days of community development or a common project. in particular of a member. For the development meetings, it is necessary to have clear the tasks to be carried out, and the resources available to carry them out. From who or how you are going to eat that day, even if there is some possibility of rent for work done.