SelfPoint in the News

Self Point Names Retail Technology Expert Don Edwards as Head of Sales



Self Point, the leading digital commerce partner for supermarkets and specialty food retailers, today announces the appointment of Don Edwards as sales executive. With 30 years of experience immersed in the retail and technology industries, Edwards is expert at aligning clients’ needs with software solutions that deliver greater efficiencies and drive customer satisfaction.

“Don started at Kroger working on POS systems and then his career steadily progressed at major technology firms specializing in the retail industry,” said Duke Marr, chief marketing officer at Self Point. “His deep background in software that caters to food retailers and mass merchandisers allows him to understand the challenges that supermarkets face when they are raising the bar on their e-commerce strategies. Don eases the digital transformation journey for grocers because he serves as a go-between for technology teams, ensuring a smoother, faster transition.”


Growing Grocery and Frictionless Shopping


 By Mike Haaf, Executive Chairman of the Board

In January, when Kohl’s announced plans to add grocery to drive traffic to stores, it made sense to me. Especially since the majority of U.S. households visit a grocery store once a week across income levels, according to Statista.


A recent Retail Dive article quotes Kohl’s CEO Kevin Mansell saying the retailer has “identified a whole list of partners” from the convenience and grocery channels that it believes would be a good fit to fill space left in about 300 stores it has “right-sized” over the past several years. The plan is for Kohl’s to lease space to partners that will increase the frequency of store visits and effectively turn the locations into supercenters.


Grocers’ Frequently Asked Questions About E-Commerce


By Mendel Gniwisch, VP, Business Development


We want to start offering online and mobile shopping, but can we test it first? Maybe something manageable like the deli; or start with offering platters online?”


That’s a request we’ve heard many times from specialty retailers and grocers who are just dipping their toes into e-commerce.



Self Point Unveils Technology to Bring Tomorrow’s Grocery Today During The NGA Show



Self Point, the leading digital commerce partner for grocers, today announces the company will demonstrate its proprietary technology at Booth # 421 during The NGA Show, Feb. 11 - 14 at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Self Point has experience supporting hundreds of grocers, specialty food retailers and CPG partners to launch mobile-first, online stores, improving shopper experience, convenience and loyalty. The Self Point solution includes easy integration with the food retailers’ existing point of sale systems so that a customized digital storefront can be introduced for each location quickly and efficiently.


Western Beef Showcases Selection and Value with Self Point Online and Mobile Shopping Technology


Self Point, the leading digital transformation partner for supermarkets, specialty food retailers and consumer packaged goods brands, today announced the launch of a mobile-first, online store for Western Beef’s Bronx, N.Y. location. The new, customized promotions engine from Self Point allows Western Beef customers the convenience of online shopping, the ability to find special offers, and fast, secure check-out. Since launching the new shopping experience in November, the value food retailer is experiencing a 10 percent increased conversion rate month over month.



Do Local Merchants Stand a Chance In E-Commerce Wars With Amazon? 

Jia Wertz, JUL 29 2017  

Amazon, the Goliath of online shopping and the behemoth responsible for shuttering the doors of retail brick-and-mortar establishments, is getting into the grocery game. In the same way bookstores and clothing outlets have been asking themselves how they're going to survive, now the question is, what does this mean for small, independent grocery stores? And more importantly, how are local companies going to be able to compete with the marketing and distribution channels Amazon has in place?


Grocery Shifts To Digital As Customers Demand Online Experience 

Larry Myler, JAN 25 2017  

As an alternative to creating and maintaining an online commerce solution in-house, grocers can partner with B2B companies that provide high-quality online customer experiences that will keep them in the game. Instacart is one solution that is starting to create some traction for its grocery store clients. Another likely suspect for quick adoption is Selfpoint, which just entered the U.S. market. There will be many willing partners with viable solutions to help existing retailers compete in a quickly changing industry. Digital transformation has disrupted many markets in recent years. Now it’s grocery’s turn.