In short, GourmetOrigins.com is a marketplace for foodies. GourmetOrigins.com is an online marketplace that helps foodies discover artisan and high quality foods and order them directly from their producers.
There have been a lot of food related web applications released over the past few months-from those providing an outlet for recipes to social networks for food lovers. Where GourmetOrigins.com differentiates its self is in its focus, they are more then just a shopping platform for food, rather they wish to also help people understand the origins and the story of each food item. GourmetOrigins.com is also different in its geographical coverage; they are going to be Europe-wide as opposed to most food sites having a local or national approach.
GourmetOrigins.com takes care of the order-taking process and organizes products for pick up and delivery after they have been ordered and shipped from the producer’s facilities. At the end of each month, the producers (those selling their products on the GourmetOrigins.com marketplace) are transferred the money accrued from the sale of the producer’s products (minus a commission – 20% of retail price excluding transport costs).
Currently GourmetOrigins.com has launched in just the UK and Spain, but plan on rolling out the service throughout Europe as they gain marketplace sellers and add new features to their current site-these will be features that will contribute to the story-telling layer, such as food maps, and will add to the consumer experience all while ensuring the preservation of Europe’s food heritage.
Founded by Miquel Ros and Alex Wareing, GourmetOrigins.com is a great place to learn about and shop for unique and diverse treats from authentic European producers. If you’re a foodie, head on over to GourmetOrigins.com.