Full Product Catalog
- All products sold in each store are shown unless blocked
- Rolling 90 day movement to determine if a product in POS is available at the store
- Regular prices, sales, TPRs, circular pricing
- User-friendly categorization
- Tagging (Gluten Free, Local, Store Brand, etc.)
- Special Tags (age-restricted, WIC/EBT, refrigerated, frozen, seasonal, etc.)
- Walk Paths (ex. Cheerios = Aisle 3, Cereal, Section 11, Shelf 5, Item 2)
- Information updated on store’s schedule (hourly, daily, weekly)
- Overrides available (item suppression, fix a title, upload a new image)
- Related items (Dannon Fruit at Bottom Strawberry links to all other same-size Dannon Fruit at Bottom)
- Each store may have a different version
- ‘Only items carried at the store show, even if part of the offer in other stores
- UPC level (ex. “Assorted Coke 2 liters, 2/$2) links to all eligible Coke products
- Grid view and mobile friendly
- Personalized circular from shopper purchase history and favorites
- Integration with Digital Coupons
- May be printed or emailed
- Items may be added to lists even if a store does not offer e-commerce
- Multiple varieties of a single UPC may be added (ex. “4011 All Yellow Bananas” and “4011 Mostly Green Bananas”)
- Items may be linked with a master (ex. Strawberry pints may have five UPCs, one is marked as primary)
- Multiple lists may be saved
- Any list may be activated for checkout
- Shoppers may check items off list if self-shopping their list in the store for non-ecommerce stores
- Items may be viewed in walk-path sequence (unique to each store)
- Lists may be shared or emailed
Multiple Commerce Types
(Pickup, Delivery, Drop-Off, Direct To Home)
- Pickup (“click and collect”) allows shoppers to order and then pick up their order within a specific window.
- Delivery allows shoppers to order and have their groceries delivered to a specific address within a specific time window. Deliveries may be limited to certain zips or locations, including “deliver to theses zips in the morning (west of the store) and these in the afternoon (east of the store), allowing more efficient driver management.
- Drop-off allows shoppers to order and have their groceries brought to a central location for drop-off. Typically used to deliver on a more limited schedule to dense locations like corporate offices, dorms, assisted living facilities and condos.Most are set up for something like “Drop-off available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:30 PM”, allowing stores to offer a delivery-like service without having a driver taking single orders all day.
- Direct to Home allows shoppers to order from the full non-perishable catalog from UNFI with mail/UPS shipment (Amazon-like) in white labeled packages. Stores set the prices and cost for each product is UNFI-wholesale minus any monthly TPRs with the store keeping the full margin of price minus wholesale.This price includes picking & packaging. There is a $4.95 flat rate shipping to continental US with shipments from either the Philly/NYC warehouses or California warehouses to speed delivery.
- Each type may have it’s own rules for each store. (Example is Pickup: 4 hour lead required, pick up from 10 AM to 6 PM in one-hour windows, each window allows up to three orders).
- Each store may have it’s own rules
- Options include:
- Pickup times
- Max orders allow for a time
- Lead time required
- Lead time allowed (how far in advance may orders be placed, typically seven days)
- Delivery may be limited to zip codes/locations
- Fee for service (may be changed by time or location, if desired)