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Co+opportunity Launches Two Stores on Local Express E-commerce Platform

May 13, 2020

Comprehensive online shopping program is up-and-running in less than 10 days

GLENDALE, CA — Co+opportunity, a locally-owned market specializing in natural and organic food and wellness products, has rolled out a digital store based on technology from Local Express, the provider of the most functional e-commerce platform for independent grocers, to help bring added online shopping benefits to its shoppers. With locations in Santa Monica and Culver City, Calif., Co+opportunity has led the way in connecting people to local growers, suppliers and producers with health, sustainability and ethics in mind for more than four decades.

“The current COVID-19 crisis resulted in the need for us to initiate own e-commerce platform and implement a pick-up solution on the top of providing online shopping and delivery through Instacart. We needed to meet the added demand by giving customers another convenient shopping option and wanted the shopper interface to have the same unique character as the stores while interfacing with our point-of-sale platform. Local Express met our requirements exactly,” said Lena Tito, Director Of Marketing at Co+opportunity.

Local Express’s omni-channel (web + mobile) platform as a solution allows co+opportunity to manage their online business in-house. The retailer controls the complete process from ordering-fulfillment to pick-up, while keeping their brand in front of the shopper at all times.

“The Co+opportunity implementation shows how we can collaborate with independent stores to go live with a web and native mobile app that mirrors their physical locations in a few days. This is so important right now, when shoppers are demanding many more store pick-up and delivery options,” said Bagrat Safarian, Co-Founder of Local Express.

The Local Express e-commerce platform offers a full-service, omni channel (web & mobile) solution for independent retailers. It features a database with more than 1 million grocery items along with multiple options for store pick-up and delivery. The program has proven to exceed customer expectations and help the stores grow revenue in the process.

About Co+opportunity
Co+opportunity is a community-owned and operated resource for healthy living. Our Ends Policies describe our commitment to creating greater good in our world. Co+opportunity will be at the forefront of a sustainable, transformed society that has:
• Easy access to sustainable, healthy food.
• A robust cooperative economy.
• A thriving community centered on hospitality, kindness and generosity.
A few of the ways we put our Ends Policies into practice are through our high standards for staff compensation, caring customer service, generous community giving, top quality product selection, and support of fellow co-ops throughout the country. More information is available at https://www.coopportunity.com/.

About Local Express
Local Express provides e-commerce solutions for brick and mortar grocery/food retailers. Local Express is the first company offering a DIY service solution that allows retailers to build an online store presence on par with their much larger competitors. The system is comprehensive, scalable, easily implemented and provides shoppers with multiple delivery options. More information is available at www.localexpress.io.