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Who Are We?
Direct Global has developed a web-based marketplace platform (www.directcoops.com) that works with local business associations, co-ops, unions and others to connect local small and medium enterprises and enable them to aggregate orders for goods and services from local and national manufacturers, suppliers and service providers.
The Direct Initiative leverages the Direct Global platform to network and unite the buying power of the members of member-based associations and co-operatives who share common interests and believe in principles of fairness.
The theory behind this is to access far better procurement rates by utilizing group purchasing power, thereby allowing groups of smaller businesses access to the preferential rates large businesses can negotiate with suppliers. This fits into Direct Global’s wider business ideology – to create a sharing economy which creates a level playing field for both small and large businesses, encouraging small and local businesses to work together for a shared good.
Direct Global has co-created the Local Driver Federation Co-operative (Local Driver Co-op) for the transport of people and goods. Local Driver Co-op is a co-operative that is owned locally by the member drivers, who receive 90% of the ride fees. This allows us to not just save our riders and customers at least 20% versus Uber and Lyft, but to also pay our drivers more.
Direct Global has already established partnerships with some of the largest co-operatives, business associations and unions in N. America and has began to populate its marketplace platform for the last-mile delivery of food and products.
Direct Global is the Canadian strategic partner to the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and an ecommerce partner to NCBA-CLUSA (currently launching a pilot with the co-ops of Peru), America’s oldest co-operative association representing 1 in 3 Americans, an official partner of the United Nations under the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the exclusive ecommerce platform to the US Pacific Rim Chamber of Commerce. It has been featured on Bloomberg-BNN, Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider and received mention in “Everything for Everyone”, Nathan Schneider’s seminal text on the modern business co-operative movement.
Direct Global and Local Driver Co-op have received the support of the United Nations, for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
#8 – sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all,
#9 – building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation, and
#11 – making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
By fostering a collaborative environment in which individuals from all walks of life may thrive, we will make Local Driver Co-op a better solution—for both our drivers and our customers.
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Our food delivery app Direct Local Eats is LIVE in Canada (currently operating in Toronto and Guelph, Ontario)! Click the links below to download. Our ride-hailing app Fare will go live in each city as soon as we reach the minimum number of drivers in those cities.
Food Delivery (Canada only)
Our food delivery app Direct Local Eats is live in Canada (currently operating in Toronto and Guelph, Ontario). Drivers receive 90% of the delivery fee and ownership through Local Driver Co-op. Direct Local Eats supports businesses by charging only a 5% service fee!
Local Driver Co-op
Our ride-hailing app for drivers, who receive 90% of the ride fee. No surge pricing, no gimmicks. The app will go live in each city once the minimum number of drivers in these cities is reached.
Local Driver Co-op partners enjoy access to our
group savings and benefits on products and services.
Local Driver Co-op members enjoy exclusive access to the Direct B2B wholesale platform, allowing them to enjoy the power of collective purchasing.
Enjoy access to tens of thousands of products, ranging from household supplies and auto parts, to direct savings on major services, such as shipping and fuel.
First 1,000 drivers in each major city join for FREE!
55,000+ drivers in the USA and 9,000+ in Canada join for FREE!
Uber/Lyft Drivers, Medallion Holders and Fleet Operators - Join Today!
Membership in our co-op comes with shares and each member driver gets 1 share, while medallion holders get 1 share for every $100,000 they had originally invested into their medallion (e.g. 5 shares for $500k, etc.). Through the co-op, you can earn back the value of your investment as the co-op grows.
Own Your Future
In today’s rapidly evolving world, we will employ these self-driving vehicles to ensure the drivers of today are not left behind when automation becomes the new reality. By employing this new technology, the livelihood of millions of people will not be in question but rather, they will be able to prepare for the age of automation by upgrading their existing vehicles to self-driving cars.