2022 Grants Challenge

Local Commerce Platform with Delivery-as-a-Service

Idea by Shoponomik

Shoponomik’s mission is to empower merchants and gig workers with Artificial Intelligence tools to improve logistics efficiency and customer sales experience, with less overhead, more flexibility and better management experience. It enables merchants and gig workers to scale their business. It is committed to drive an equitable and green economy and has strong ecosystem partnerships to bring clean delivery to under served markets. It supports food redistribution to prevent waste and offers tools to report, improve its redistribution


What is the primary issue area that your application will impact?

BIPOC- and Women-Owned Businesses

In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

County of Los Angeles

In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?

Expand existing project, program, or initiative

What is your understanding of the issue that you are seeking to address?

Shoponomik (Incorporated as Panoramik) with business address at 525 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 is an All-in-one Platform for simplifying Sales and Logistics for brick-and-mortar and ecommerce merchants. Its offers: ● Delivery-as-a-service (delivery management). i.e order fulfillment and tracking via gig workers or fleet partners. ○ Track delivery miles, order fulfilled, avg. order value, avg. mile per order. ○ Track food reused, measure and prevent waste ● Inventory management including smart addons for upsell for people looking to order. ● Online Store management, including local trends/insights and performance analytics for merchants.

Describe the project, program, or initiative this grant will support to address the issue.

We have recently launched Shoponomik as all-in-one Local Commerce platform with delivery service. The grant will support provide operations budget for scaling business across LA county. Shoponomik has strong local partnership with merchants and ecosystem partnership via LACI to deploy its solution and thus help local economy come out from pandemic effects and provide a clean delivery solution.

Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.

Strong economic growth and benefit to local merchants and people living as people will be able to support local businesses without Corporates taking lion's share of revenue. Gig workers will be able to work with more flexibility while ensuring minimum wage and benefits that ensures a sustainable living. Local merchants and gig workers will have access to business efficiency tools to grow business, earn more revenue. Local people will have better environment with less pollution from gas vehicles by facilitating transition to clean energy vehicles.

What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?

Shoponomik’s low-cost platform encourages more brick-n-mortar stores’ with bulk-ordering options of add-on snack/light-cook items, thereby reducing the need for frequent delivery and reducing carbon foot-print. Reusing uneaten food used for delivering enables a circular economy KPI’s # Reduction in carbon footprint- Better delivery vehicle utilization- (number of miles driven / number of order delivered ) * green-energy factor Green-energy factor = 1 for gas, goes towards zero for more efficient vehicles. No. of miles driven | Time to deliver orders | Miles Number of order delivered Green-energy Vehicle factor in Miles Dollar Value of Order | Time GreenM Time-saved via Curb-side Reservation into Miles Metric | Environmental Impact Efficiency EIE = (Orders/Miles) - (Orders/(Miles+GreenM+TimeM) *Est.- 20 to 200%+ # Circular economy - less food waste Re-package served but uneaten food to be sold at discounted price Re-sell uneaten items at a price that works with on-demand delivery.

Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?

Direct Impact: 50

Indirect Impact: 1,000