MAKE ROOM FOR GLOCALZONE IN YOUR LUGGAGE
2 September 2017Share

MAKE ROOM FOR GLOCALZONE IN YOUR LUGGAGE

Young entrepreneurs İclal Keskin and Burak Sönmez realized their project -an initiative called Glocalzone- at Yaşar University’s Incubation Center Minerva together with their teammates. The project allows people to order products that they cannot find in their country via other people who are traveling abroad.

Though recently set up, the platform has gained a great deal of appreciation as it allows travelers to turn the spaces in their bags into a source of income whilst enjoying their travels. The ordering individual -on the other hand- can get access to any product across the world without needing to track their couriered orders and without paying for the courier firm.

The Glocalzone Platform is also supported by ESN Turkey -a network for Erasmus students-, and İzmir Chamber of Commerce. To give information about the platform, the founders İclal Keskin and Burak Sönmez noted that it has already welcomed their visitors with over 200 members, over 40 travels, and over 50 products.  They also pointed out that they set out with young and dynamic team members Kaan Ünkan, Oğuzhan Sarıtaş, Muhammed Taqi, Ekin Dönmez, Aybüke Türkmen, Tolga Danışmaz and Erdem Erbaba, all students studying in various fields from software development to public relations, and social media.

NO MORE HIGH COURIER FEES

Unlike its competitors, the platform intends to reach to a global network instead of providing services on a local scale as they wish to serve their customers with the highest quality benefits, according to Keskin and Sönmez, who also added:

“When a relative or friend of ours travels abroad, we ask them bring something on their return. What if that person does not have enough space to bring that thing? As Glocalzone, we bring together the traveling person and the ordering person together so the travelers take advantage of the spaces in their bags while the ordering individuals get easy access to the world market without needing to go abroad. As the products you order are brought to you by the travelers in their bags, you don’t face such problems as the ones related to customs, courier firms, order tracking, as well as high courier fees. You can also get your product at any location and any time you wish since you are in direct contact with the traveler both during and after the ordering process.

BUDGET BENEFITS FOR TRAVELERS AS WELL

Glocalzone allows travelers to increase their budgets, note Keskin and Sönmez, and continue saying: “Traveling is gradually becoming a luxury to a greater extend. You have to sacrifice either your time or your comfort. Glocalzone -thus- offers a solution for overcoming this problem. You can deliver products just by making use of the space in your bag, and have -even if it is little- some amount of extra income while traveling, and make other people happy.”