Even though the pandemic is in the rearview mirror, ecommerce is here to stay. It’s a vital part of the modern economy, and businesses need to have a strong online presence and store. However, that’s easier said than done.
Opening and running an online store can be a challenge. You need to have the right ecommerce platform if you want to succeed. But picking a platform from the many options available can be overwhelming. Which do you choose?
We believe that the best ecommerce platform Local Express is the perfect platform for all types of food and grocery ecommerce. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at Local Express’ features and what makes us the best ecommerce platform.
What Is Local Express?
First, let’s talk a little bit about what Local Express actually is. Local Express is an end-to-end ecommerce solution that can serve as your all-in-one ecommerce platform. From setting up your online store and making sales to marketing and management, our platform has everything you need to set up and run a store successfully.
What separates Local Express from the competition though is our focus; instead of trying to serve every kind of business possible, we focus on food retailers. Our platform is uniquely tailored to the needs of food retailers and their customers. This focus allows us to provide a high-quality and powerful platform that meets the needs of our partners.
At Local Express, our goal is to bring equality and accessibility to the online grocery market. We are modernizing the ecommerce experience for food retailers and making sure that it is available to any grocer. With Local Express, you’ll be able to set up, run, and manage your store with ease.
Who Is It For?
So who exactly is Local Express for? As mentioned above, our focus is food retailers of all kinds. Whether you’re a grocer, butcher, baker, seafood market, or some other food retailer, our platform is perfect for you.
Beyond that though, our platform is for any food retailer looking to enter the ecommerce market or improve their online store. For those just entering the ecommerce space, we have the capability to quickly get your store up and running. And for those looking to up their game, we have numerous tools and features that are perfect for improving your ecommerce experience.
To add, we integrate with the most popular ecommerce systems such as POS and marketing/analysis. Because of that, it’s easy for you to migrate your store to our platform. You won’t have to stress about whether or not your tools integrate, allowing you to easily make the switch. That’s why we’re perfectly suited for both new and existing ecommerce stores.
Ultimately, Local Express is a platform for any and all food retailers looking to enter or improve in the ecommerce market. Returning stores and new ones alike stand to benefit greatly from using our platform thanks to our numerous tools and features. So let’s take a look at some of the benefits of Local Express.
Benefits of Local Express
At Local Express, we are passionate about providing the best value possible for our partners. We want to give you all the tools you need to be successful in food and grocery ecommerce. Our collection of tools, features, and benefits is extensive, and they’re all for you to take full advantage of. Here are just a few of the benefits Local Express offers:
With Local Express, you can offer your customers the ultimate convenience thanks to our omnichannel sales feature. Regardless of whether they are shopping from their mobile device, laptop, or in-store, we ensure a seamless, integrated shopping experience that meets their needs and boosts your sales.
When you choose Local Express, you’ll get a fully customized mobile application for your online store. Your app will provide a smooth and intuitive online shopping experience for your customers, regardless of their mobile device.
We also know that your customers won’t just be shopping on-the-go, but also from their home computers. With Local Express, your customers can get the same smooth and intuitive experience in their browser as well. Your website platform is fully customizable too, so you can customize your site to your specific needs.
And to complete the omnichannel experience, we offer in-store kiosks that let customers browse, place orders, and checkout with ease. No matter how your customers like to shop, you can provide them with the seamless and simple omnichannel experience they deserve.
Marketing and Analysis
Attracting, gaining, and retaining customers is essential if you want to be successful as a food retailer, online or in-person. You need ways to gather and interpret data so you can make decisions that help you gain and keep customers.
That’s why we’ve worked hard to ensure Local Express has all of the marketing and analysis features you’ll need. Our features can help you transition in-store shoppers online, enhance visibility with auto-SEO, run campaigns using marketing automation, build trust through customer reviews, and much more.
Customers being able to find your store online is crucial, and our automatic SEO will help you do exactly that. With this feature, you won’t have to worry about your products appearing in search results. Your website and products will be automatically optimized for search engines, meaning customers can easily find your store and products.
And to keep those customers, you can utilize our marketing automation. You can run coupons, offers, campaigns, and more automatically. You’ll be able to ensure that your customers are informed about your latest products, deals, and more.
On top of all that, we also have automatic data collection and analysis. With our tools, you’ll be able to tell what products sell well, when they need to be restocked, which products customers prefer, and more. Plus you can use that data to create reports in Local Express, which are perfect for helping you make informed decisions about your business.
With our marketing and analysis tools, you’ll be in full control of your business and have the ability to market your brand efficiently and effectively.
Last but not least—order fulfillment. An online store is just a website if you can’t get your products to customers’ doorsteps. For many businesses, order fulfillment is the most challenging and tedious part of running an online store.
But with Local Express, you’ll be able to effortlessly manage and fulfill orders. We make it possible to synchronize your inventory with POS, streamline your pick-and-pack process, offer delivery/pickup options, and more.
Inventory management and POS systems in particular are a big pain point for many businesses. But our POS synchronization makes things simple, and you won’t have to worry about how your preferred system will integrate. POS is made simple with Local Express.
Order picking/packing is another common pain point, but our pick and pack system was designed with efficiency in mind. We streamlined the system with a focus on efficiency, that way we can save our partners valuable time.
But we don’t just prioritize our partners; we also prioritize their customers. That’s why we offer a wide range of delivery options. Modern customers want flexibility and options, and we’re ready to help you offer that. No matter how your customers want their products, you’ll be able to provide it.
We also offer a variety of pickup options. Sometimes customers want to pick up orders in-store or curbside, and businesses have to meet those demands or risk losing customers. With Local Express though, you’ll be able to offer customers a variety of pick-up options. You can ensure they can get their products the way they want to.
How Local Express Makes Life Easier
Your life is made easier with Local Express. From shipping and delivery to order management and POS systems, we are certain that our platform is perfectly suited to make your life easier while helping you better your business.
For example, managing inventory dashboards can be a big time waste. This is especially true if you have multiple stores/locations and switch between multiple dashboards just to do basic tasks.
But with Local Express, all of your dashboards are in one place. No matter how many locations you have, you can do all of your management with one dashboard. That amount of time you’ll save is huge, and that gives you more time to focus on your business.
Another example is data and marketing. Collecting and analyzing data is a time consuming process, and it can quickly take up a lot of your day. With our tools though, you can save massive amounts of time.
You can collect customer data automatically, so you’ll have a constant stream of new info about your customers and sales. From there, you can use our tools to automatically create reports using that data, making it easy for you to interpret data and make actionable plans. You can also create automatic marketing campaigns based on that data, so you can quickly and efficiently take action.
And if you’re worried about the transition—don’t be! We also worked hard to ensure the transition to Local Express is as painless as possible. Since we integrate with most systems and software, you won’t have to worry about whether your systems will transfer. And since we’ll have your store online in just a few days, you’ll be making sales in no time.
Upgrade eCommerce With Local Express
Upgrade your ecommerce with Local Express. There is no better ecommerce platform for food retailers than Local Express. Whether you are looking to boost sales, streamline management, offer more options for customers, or something else, Local Express has everything you need and more.
So take action and start improving your business today with Local Express. With our platform supporting your store, you’ll be able to rise to new heights.