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The food mailbox, what it is?

If poor people of development countries have access to internet, then they can order things from international netshops. Most of their income is spend on food and clothing, so these are the main things they are interested in. In netshops like alibababa.com that offer direct factory orders, orders per piece must be in the regions of thousands for singe order sometimes. If poor people now have the opportunity to form “buying pools”, large groups of buyers in same geographical area (county, region, small country) and together this pool can make large factory order of thousands pieces of things. One buying pool is formed for each order separately and dissolves when order is delivered, each order will have its specific buying pool. If buyer from poor country wants to order something using direct factory order and requirement for minimun order is thousands pieces, then he/she makes an announcerment at dedicated buying pool website that thousand or more other buyers are needed, when the required limit is reached order becomes reality, if in some predefined area ( transport costs must be counted, if the buying pool area becomes too large and transport costs for delivery of the order are too much) the transport costs become too high for rational price of goods an buying pool dissolves if not enough buyiers are to be found nearby. Because food and clothing is primaly concern of poor people in poor countries almost all trade concentrates on these two things. The transport chain of goods from one side of the globe to another (by ship, by train and lastly by lorry) and the transport organisation nearby at development countries must be defined. The so called food mailbox concept was studied and was in experimantal use in Finland about 15 years ago, university level experiment with food industry supplier HOK and specially build “S-box” food mailbox with separate departments for dry food, warm food, and refrigated food in the food mailbox. Unfortunately no information on the net is nowadays to be found on this experiment. Regular door-to-door netshop deliveries have made food mailbox unnecessary in industrial countries, but in development countries this food mailbox concept may be useful. “Mailbox” is either large transport container that lorry/ truck brings with ordered goods and takes empty container back, or otherwise similar to standard large transport container and includes refrigated section for cold foods, containing tons of food and other stuff. Largest standardised transport containers can hold over 25 tons of cargo.This “mailbox” serves perhaps 100?, 200? 500? or 1000? customers of buying pool. In areas such as distant villages something like large refrigerator with section of warm food like S-box is perhaps better solution. But where these food mailboxes are delivered ( in city townships, in distant country villages?) , what is the supply chain, and who will guard these food mailboxes and have access to them to prevent stealing? One solution is using local post office and standard postal cargo system, but standard postal system hardly can handle tons of cargo per day or week per one post office, and storage facilities and transport must be improved if standard post office is used as delivery means of food and clothes and other bought goods for buying pool. There is american firm called LevelUp and its “smart payment” (payment and credit using QR codes and phone cameras etc.) and LevelUp has drop credit card fees using “smart boundling” down to 1,95%. There is american firm LeanPath and its food tracker software that minimises food waste. Using mathematical merthods such as “shortest path problem” method solving software for transporting goods for buyers if delivery for the buying pool needs large delivery network. There are mathematical methods for storage just-on-time handling etc. If these mathematical methods are used in transporting these large factory orders of food, clothers etc. things to customers in the buying pool concept where one large order is divided to small one piece order in fairly large geographical area, using these mathematical models transport supply chain problem is solved so transport prices are not high (so high that they provent these kind of ordering and trade). An example of these mathermatical models are to ber found in the book “Oprerations research” by Hamdy A. Taha. He has made computer program called TORA and SIMNET for this kind of storage, transport etc. The earlier versions using MS DOS use only 512 kilobytes of memory, so TORA and SIMNET can be in for example every lorry driver`s phone that is delivering goods to buyers and that computer program sorts out “shortest path” to delivery etc. To prevent rich people from poor countries blocking the supply chain (they have money so they could order thousands of some piece of goods and resell them) some kind of identity check is needed that only poor people that have limited amount of money and perhaps order some dozens pieces of some stuff at maximum and only they have access to this buying pool concept. Also guarding and checking the supply chain and preventing stealing, expecially prevent stealing from food mailboxes is a problem. Other goods than just dry goods or canned food or clothes can be included to buying pools, such as electronics etc. and these things are delivered to food mailboxes also. Also such things as cheap chinese all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), called motorized rikshas, that are cheap (about 500 dollars for three-wheel transport lorry and about 100 dollars for single person four-wheel moped class ATV) can be offered for large factory orders, these large things must be delivered separately from food/clothes -other small things supply chain. The buying pool concept and food mailbox thing can be installed even without payment fee free internet, there are internet cafes etc. access to internet in development countries for people already. And if electricity is nonexistent the refrigator section of food mailbox that also requires special supply chain for refrigated food can be left out on such areas. In large city areas where electricity exists also refrigated cold food supply chain (from delivery around the globe) can be included in food mailbox. There are some sorts of food such as canned fruits that are transported around the globe, and even ordinary wheat, rice etc. if the ordinary poor buyer from poor country can order food directly from large industrial class food supplier, and make large order (with others) instead of local town market square / bazaar that may bring difficulties to local sellers but on the other hand will bring cheap food to millions of poor people that are on the verge of starving and to billions of people whose whole income is spent on food and clothing. On my latest topics about free internet for developing countries, I have newest (third message chain, I have now three message chains for this thing) post at Robin Coop Forums, clicking “Latest” at Robin Coop Forums and then “More about free internet for developing countries”.