Help your customers save the planet
With Climate Friendly Cart, your customers can fight climate change by offsetting the carbon footprint of their purchases. With just one click, they will experience instantaneous, fully-transparent climate action. Plus, the default contribution of $2 more-than-covers the carbon footprint for the majority of online products, enabling sustainable shopping, and allowing you to engage with customers to fight climate change in a real, meaningful way. Online stores that install Climate Friendly Cart experience increased loyalty and higher repurchase rates.
How it works
Your customers choose to offset their purchase directly at checkout. When the customer payment is processed, we send the contribution to high-trust carbon offsetting projects, verified by independent registries and chosen by us for delivering meaningful, high-quality climate action, demonstrating real benefits for both people and the planet. Customers immediately receive a ‘track and trace’ receipt, and you can monitor the cumulative impact of your climate action on your dashboard. Simple.
Increased customer loyalty
CarbonClick enables you to take a leadership position on the biggest issue of our time. It’s intuitive and it works. Customers will love it and love you for supporting a cause they care deeply about, helping you build your brand, create opportunities for customer engagement and increase loyalty.
Real, meaningful climate action
CarbonClick undertakes rigorous vetting, selecting only projects of the highest quality, audited by international carbon registries and aligned directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Contributions support both local and global projects that make a real difference, allowing you to align with meaningful climate action.
High-trust, fully-traceable contributions
CarbonClick means high-trust. It is trusted globally by over 1000 online stores, plus high-volume enterprises, like Etihad Airways and Amadeus. Every customer receives an email receipt for their carbon offsets. The receipt provides them a traceable certificate detailing how the contribution was spent, traceable to specific projects, allowing your customers to learn more about the efforts you and your brand are taking to save our planet.
- Easy set-up. Connecting Climate Friendly Cart is just a few simple steps.
- Customizable. Configure the look and feel to match your brand and customize the text to tell your story of sustainability.
- Capable, friendly support. We offer technical support, e-commerce sustainability guidance, marketing support and an eco-badge for use on your website.
- Climate Friendly Rewards. We set aside 10% of the offsets purchased for you to invest in more sustainable practices or to contribute to charities that align with your brand. By helping us promote more sustainable shopping, we are helping you become a more sustainable business.
Help save our planet. Join your customers in the Climate Movement. Start making a difference today.
Who are CarbonClick?
CarbonClick was founded to make climate action simple, to help people restore the planet with a simple click. Our goal is to make a measurable impact in the fight against climate change by empowering businesses and individuals to live more sustainably.
We provide easy, one-click carbon offsetting solutions for businesses across the globe to deploy on e-commerce and travel sites. Climate Friendly Cart enables consumers the option and satisfaction in taking instant climate action. All carbon offset contributions support the planet and humanity through projects that reduce or remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
Visit https://carbonclick.com for more information.
What are Carbon offsets?
Carbon offsets are an effective way to address climate change. When a customer buys a carbon offset it goes towards projects that reduce the carbon in the atmosphere such as funding native forest regeneration or renewable energy.
What are customers offsetting with their contribution?
A contribution guarantees they are reducing the environmental impact of their purchase. However, attributing exactly what the offset goes to is hard to pinpoint exactly because of the complex supply chain behind every product. With very high confidence, freight will be offset for most products that use standard courier services for delivery. Furthermore, a meaningful part of the embodied carbon (carbon emissions related to manufacturing the product) will be offset with the remaining amount. If anything is left over after that, then the customer’s contribution is actually making the purchase climate positive – brilliant!
Here are some items and the typical cost to make them carbon neutral:
Plain T-Shirt: $0.30
Parcel Delivery: $0.05
Where do the contributions go?
After we deduct a small margin, the remainder is then split between a local project (if available) and a mix of international projects. Our research shows there’s a strong desire for consumers to offset carbon emissions with local projects. However, local often means expensive so we balance our project ‘basket’ by including international offsets. This helps to extend the impact of each contribution.
Contributors and Developers
“Climate Friendly Cart” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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- Initial release.