If you run an independent grocery store, you’re always looking for new tools and technologies that can help you succeed. At Local Express, we’re always trying to come up with new ways to help independent grocers.
Our platform has lots of tools that can help you get ahead, but you may not be aware of all of them. So here are five things you didn’t know you could do with Local Express.
1. Easy Store Management
One of the most difficult and important aspects of running an independent grocery store is management. It can quickly take up most of your time and prevent you from completing other tasks.
Our platform however makes store management easy. You can manage your inventory for all of your stores on a single dashboard. Everything you need to run and manage your store(s) is easily accessible in one location, saving you time and frustration.
We also have features like a driver app, which streamlines logistics for shipping and delivery. With our platform, you can run your store efficiently and provide your customers with a better overall experience.
2. Catering and Prepared Meals
Prepared meals have been getting more and more popular over the years, and they’re a key part of success for independent grocers. However, many platforms don’t make it easy to offer catering and prepared meals.
However, we worked hard to ensure that selling catering and prepared meals is simple with Local Express. With a drag-and-drop interface, you can create fully customizable in-store prepared meals.
On top of that, our platform allows for options such as catering, ASAP ordering, and other advanced ordering options. Our platform will let your customers purchase the prepared meals they want when they want.
3. Data and Analytics Solutions
In the digital world, data and analytics play a key role in the success of any business. For grocery stores, knowing what products sell well, which ones don’t, what certain customers prefer, how frequently products need to be restocked, and more are essential.
With Local Express, you’ll have all the data and analytics solutions you need. Our platform includes a comprehensive back-end dashboard with full KPI and analytics. It also includes data collection, that way you’ll have all the information you need for important decisions.
We also have smart analytics, automated marketing, hands-on marketing assistance, your own data hub, and more. With our tech solutions, you’ll have no problem collecting and analyzing data to make the right decisions.
3. Third-Party Integrations
Most ecommerce businesses rely on third-party applications. Whether they be for payment, POS, shipping, delivery, marketing, data, or something else, third-party integration is a key feature for any ecommerce marketplace.
At Local Express, we worked hard to ensure that we integrate with most third-party applications. We integrate with nearly all of the most popular third-party applications for grocery stores. No matter who you prefer to work with, you can be sure that you’ll have no problem integrating them with Local Express.
So if you want to use Apple Pay, Yelp, Square, Shopify, UPS, USPS, UberEats, Facebook, and CoupDog, don’t worry—all of those and many more integrate directly with Local Express!
3. Special Tags for Products
Lastly, let’s talk about special tags. Special tags serve a purpose for both you and your customers. For your customers, they make it easier to search for products, find similar products, and compare products. For you, they can make it easier to manage inventory, help customers, and track sales.
With our platform, you can utilize special tags to provide a better experience for you and your customers. You’ll save time when it comes to managing inventory and running your store, and your customers will have a better time searching for the products they want.
Utilize New Tools With Local Express
Being an independent grocer can be difficult, especially when you’re up against some of the biggest companies in the world. But at Local Express, our platform has a suite of tools and technologies that can help you succeed by saving money and growing your business quickly. So try our demo today and see why Local Express is the best platform for independent grocers.