Mercato helps independent grocers start online and delivery services | 2020-04-08

SAN DIEGO – With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States, more and more Americans are using online grocery shopping services. While most large US retailers offer online pickup and delivery services, not as many independent grocers offer online services.

Online Grocery Ecommerce Platform Mercato specifically works with independent grocers to have online stores and groceries for staples and aisle products in 24 hours and 72 hours for most meat, dairy and ready meals.

Over the past month, Mercato’s online grocery platform has grown an average of 50 stores per day, which has resulted in a 5,000% increase in customer orders.

“Independent grocers are catering to the needs of the elderly and medical professionals and are just more cautious about multiple trips to the store during the coronavirus crisis. They strive to get online and serve the needs of their communities,” said Bobby Brannigan, founder and Chief Executive of Mercato.

“Your customers need fresh groceries that they either can’t find in supermarket chains or can’t wait for national grocery delivery windows to open. We have expanded our onboarding team and are working 24/7 to get these independent companies online and deliver them within 24 hours. ”

Mercato can provide delivery coverage anywhere in the US and has waived all setup fees for independent chains that sign up by April 30th. Mercato’s e-commerce technology provides access to customer and product data and uses marketing campaigns to drive online business traffic.

“Even if everything is up and running now, the Mercato team has been of great help getting our 50,000+ products online in just 24 hours,” said Russ Greenlaw, vice president of operations for Adams Hometown Markets, Adams, Mass. “We are lucky.” to help our customers get the most essential groceries they need in these hectic times. ”

You can find more information about Mercato here.

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