Self Point in the News

Grocery Shoppers Welcome More Personalized Online Offers with Self Point

and Weezmo Physical Market Intelligence

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Supermarkets to experience increased customer loyalty and sales

 

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Sept. 19th, 2018) – Self Point, the leading digital commerce partner for supermarkets and specialty food retailers, today announces the integration of the Weezmo physical market intelligence platform to its e-commerce solution. The addition of Weezmo’s technology allows highly attuned remarketing programs based on consumers’ in-store shopping. Weezmo connects customers’ offline (in-store) shopping habits with their online identity.

 

“Weezmo is an ‘Amazon-like’ experience,” says Shai Raiten, CEO from Weezmo. “Despite the rise in digital marketing, 90 percent of consumer spending remains offline and disconnected. Weezmo technology helps retailers to connect and engage in-store consumers while they’re online. Retailers get a more comprehensive and holistic picture of their customers’ shopping behavior to develop personalized and relevant online communications — boosting consumers’ repeat business and sales dramatically.”

 

As increasingly mobile consumers browse and research online prior to making purchases, Weezmo definitively targets customers with personalized online campaigns, and links them to offline purchases. Weezmo provides retailers’ customers with a digital receipt when checking out in- store. The receipt becomes an effective marketing tool, driving traffic to social channels, offering store info, and raising brand awareness and engagement.

 

“Weezmo gives offline stores the right data to know their customers, make the right offer at the right time, and substantially increase conversion,” says Michael J. Haaf, CEO of Self Point. “Retargeting has become an essential element of retail strategy to attract new customers and enhance engagement. We know grocers will benefit from the integration of Self Point’s software with Weezmo, because the technology has already helped retail clients experience as much as 12 percent increase in sales and 63 percent increase in loyalty.”

 

Self Point's exclusive partnership with Weezmo gives grocers the ability to retarget offline customers with ads for their store online. The next time customers are browsing the web, they can see an ad for the store on other websites they visit, including news sites and social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.

 

To further support the customer journey, Self Point’s e-commerce solution learns individual shopper's buying behaviors, both in-store and online, thereby enabling targeted offers to be delivered as push notifications, emails or special messages on grocers’ home pages. In addition to an electronic version of supermarkets’ existing weekly circular, Self Point facilitates the creation of shopping lists from previous orders with a single click. These lists can be created and edited from home or mobile devices seamlessly.  All of the rich data is captured to continuously deepen the relationship with the shopper.

 

For a complimentary consultation, please call (888) 300-9298 or email sales@self-point.com.

 

About Weezmo

Weezmo is a physical market intelligence platform with unique technology that connects in-store and online consumer identities. Weezmo connects to any retailer's POS without integration or changes to the existing software and allows retailers to connect and engage in-store consumers online. Using Deep Learning and Big Data technologies, Weezmo enables retailers to identify their customers and know their holistic buying habits across all businesses (online AND offline). Weezmo customers use Weezmo to increase marketing effectiveness, strategic decision and discover trends that increase sales and consumer retention quickly and efficiently. For further information, visit www.weezmo.com.

 

About Self Point

Self Point is the leading digital transformation partner for supermarkets, specialty food retailers and consumer packaged goods brands. Serving as a change agent for the industry, the Self Point team supports food retailers’ transition to online, mobile and social media markets while elevating customer experience and loyalty. The Self Point technology suite integrates point of sale and retail catalogs into a mobile-first, custom-branded e-commerce experience within days. Self Point expands grocers’ competitive advantage by making shopping easy, convenient and more personalized, thereby increasing customer satisfaction and revenues. Founded in 2012, Self Point has a growing client base including Unilever Israel, Associated Supermarkets and more. Visit Self-Point.com to learn more.

 

 

Media Contact:

Grace Platon | 214.901.4744

grace@communicategrace.com

Self Point Partners with Cardknox to Offer Secure Payment Solutions Optimized for the Grocery Industry

Food retailers to upgrade payment experience with access to fraud protection and flexible e-commerce

 

LAKEWOOD, N.J. & BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2018) - Cardknox, a Fidelity company and payment technology services provider, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Self Point, the leading digital commerce partner for supermarkets and specialty food retailers, to support their payment processing needs.

 

Through the partnership, Self Point’s grocery store clients will benefit from the Cardknox flexible payment solution, which is optimized for the grocery industry. The suite of omni-channel features includes advanced security, enhanced functionality, intelligent routing, faster funding, full integration and provides white-glove support.

 

"Our relationship with Cardknox is designed to provide our clients with a technology-based payment solution that features intelligent routing while delivering savings," said Michael J. Haaf, CEO at Self Point. "Cardknox offers our supermarket clients the insights to handle consumer payments, plus the peace of mind associated with their reliable, secure processing network."

 

Self Point’s e-commerce solution is integrated with food retailers’ point of sale systems, business processes and reporting infrastructure. Self Point speeds and simplifies implementation of mobile-first storefronts by building product catalogs and store maps directly from online and in-store transactions. 

 

"We are delighted to help protect Self Point’s online customers while handling consumer payments," said Justin Muntean, Chief Revenue Officer at Cardknox. "With the pace of change in the payments landscape, we take pride in providing solutions that secure our clients’ operations, help them exceed customer expectations, and help their businesses grow and prosper."

 

For a complimentary consultation, please call 888-300-9298 or email sales@self-point.com for Self Point or for CardKnox Josh Lieberman Jlieberman@cardknox.com, 844-227-3566.

 

 

About Cardknox

At Cardknox we believe in building relationships. When your business grows ours does too; therefore, we will work hand in hand with you to support your growth. We offer an omni- channel payment gateway that can be seamlessly integrated with POS systems, ERP software, e-commerce, and mobile platforms.

 

 

 

Offering flexible payment solutions and innovative technology to qualify transactions for the lowest interchange rates, Cardknox serves thousands of partners and customers across every major industry throughout the United States, UK, and Canada. For more information, visit www.cardknox.com.

 

About Self Point

Self Point is the leading digital transformation partner for supermarkets, specialty food retailers and consumer packaged goods brands. Serving as a change agent for the industry, the Self Point team supports food retailers’ transition to online, mobile and social media markets while elevating customer experience and loyalty. The Self Point technology suite integrates point of sale and retail catalogs into a mobile-first, custom-branded e-commerce experience within days. Self Point expands grocers’ competitive advantage by making shopping easy, convenient and more personalized, thereby increasing customer satisfaction and revenues. Founded in 2012, Self Point has a growing client base including Unilever Israel, Associated Supermarkets, Piggly Wiggly and more. Visit Self-Point.com to learn more.

 

 

 

Self Point to Offer E-commerce Solutions to Retailers at Toshiba’s LEAD 2018 event

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Self Point’s e-commerce solutions target increase in consumer engagement

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Sept. 5, 2018) – Self Point, the leading digital commerce partner for supermarkets and specialty food retailers, announces a premier showcase at Toshiba’s LEAD 2018 event, September 5-6 in Las Vegas. The symposium brings together the community of retailers, partners and industry experts for open dialogue, industry perspectives and introductions of industry-changing solutions.

 

 

At LEAD 2018, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is articulating their evolution from POS to delivering endless points of experience through the TCx™ Elevate digital commerce platform.  TCx™ Elevate enables software providers like Self Point to seamlessly deliver solutions to retailers and accelerate improvements to their top and bottom line results.  Self Point is excited to collaborate with Toshiba and to leverage the power of TCx™ Elevate to accelerate time to value for retailers. Self Point speeds and simplifies e-commerce implementations by building product catalogs and store maps directly from online and in-store transactions. 

 

“Retailers must keep pace with consumers’ demands for convenience and the ability to shop from anywhere at any time,” said Michael J. Haaf, CEO of Self Point. “Our e-commerce solution is a natural fit because it enables us to help retailers grow profitable sales online and in-store. We have extensive experience helping food retailers modernize their e-commerce technology, extend their point-of-sale functionality and reach across multiple customer-facing touch-points. As Toshiba continues to advance the industry with TCx™ Elevate, Self Point is excited about the opportunities for deeper collaboration with retailers.”

 

During LEAD, Haaf will be speaking on a digital commerce panel, along with other retail technology leaders. Haaf will describe the integration of in-store and e-commerce as much more than a technology challenge, but as a business solution requiring deep retail operations expertise. He will also define the difference between online retail marketplaces compared to a white label e-commerce solution that elevates retailers’ brands and unique customer experience.

 

For a complimentary consultation, please call (888) 300-9298 or email sales@self-point.com.

 

About Self Point

Self Point is the leading digital transformation partner for supermarkets, specialty food retailers and consumer packaged goods brands. Serving as a change agent for the industry, the Self Point team supports food retailers’ transition to online, mobile and social media markets while elevating customer experience and loyalty. The Self Point technology suite integrates point of sale and retail catalogs into a mobile-first, custom-branded e-commerce experience within days. Self Point expands grocers’ competitive advantage by making shopping easy, convenient and more personalized, thereby increasing customer satisfaction and revenues. Founded in 2012, Self Point has a growing client base including Unilever Israel, Associated Supermarkets, Piggly Wiggly and more. Visit Self-Point.com to learn more.

 

 

Media Contact:

Grace Platon | 214.901.4744

grace@communicategrace.com

Gourmet Garage Optimizes Online Shopping and Customer Convenience with Self Point E-Commerce Solution

 
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New York grocer elevates shopper experience and offers free delivery for online and mobile orders

 BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Aug. 8, 2018) – Self Point, the leading digital commerce partner for supermarkets and specialty food retailers, today announces upgrades to online and mobile shopping for Gourmet Garage, the Manhattan grocer that invites customers to "Shop Like a Chef.” Self Point’s e-commerce technology supports Gourmet Garage locations in New York’s Uptown Lincoln Square Center area and Downtown with a location serving Tribeca and SoHo. Gourmet Garage’s customers now enjoy greater convenience online, access to specials, digital shopping lists, easy reorders of favorite meals, and more.

“We are known as the accessible gourmet food retailer. By updating the online shopping experience, we are honoring our heritage as the leading supplier of essential ingredients to New York’s finest restaurants,” says Andy Arons, CEO of Gourmet Garage. “Our loyal customers regularly ask us to add stores in their neighborhoods. With our newly enhanced digital storefront, shoppers can order on their mobile devices and be confident that their tables will have festive dinners and memorable family meals. To celebrate the grand opening of our refreshed mobile-first store, we are offering free delivery for online and mobile orders.”

Gourmet Garage has been selling products on an online marketplace that positions grocery and consumer goods products side by side from multiple merchants. The current marketplace does not allow Gourmet Garage to maintain its iconic brand and distinctive customer experience.

With Self Point’s e-commerce solution, Gourmet Garage’s brand and the consumer’s journey are elevated. The Self Point technology expands the grocer’s competitive advantage against larger supermarkets by making shopping convenient and more personalized. The solution was integrated into Gourmet Garage’s point of sale system, business processes and reporting infrastructure. Self Point speeds and simplifies implementation by building product catalogs and store maps directly from online and in-store transactions. 

In addition, Self Point facilitates the creation of shopping lists from previous orders with a single click. These lists can be created and edited from home or mobile devices seamlessly.  All of the rich data is captured to continuously deepen the relationship with the shopper.

“Gourmet Garage had an existing e-commerce platform but decided to partner with us because of our fast, full-service implementation,” said Michael J. Haaf, CEO of Self Point. “With our rich retail experience, we back up our clients’ teams with solid training and additional resources to support online order fulfillment and offline sales growth. We ensure shoppers get consistent, personalized touch points across email, web and mobile, including targeted offers based on buying behaviors and sent as push notifications or special home page messages. Self Point offers the best tools to take online and mobile orders, get products packed and shipped out of store, while saving grocers’ manpower.”

For a complimentary consultation, please call (888) 300-9298 or email sales@self-point.com.

About Gourmet Garage

Gourmet Garage is the Manhattan grocer that invites customers to "Shop Like a Chef!” Founded in 1981 as the importer/distributor Flying Foods International, Gourmet Garage supplied the best restaurants in New York and other major cities with their most essential ingredients. The accessible gourmet food retailer now has five stores in New York City offering natural and organic produce and products to make healthy, delicious meals. Boasting restaurant-quality prepared foods, Gourmet Garage caters to on-the-go shoppers with the highest quality and convenient customer experience. Learn more at GourmetGarage.com.

About Self Point

Self Point is the leading digital transformation partner for supermarkets, specialty food retailers and consumer packaged goods brands. Serving as a change agent for the industry, the Self Point team supports food retailers’ transition to online, mobile and social media markets while elevating customer experience and loyalty. The Self Point technology suite integrates point of sale and retail catalogs into a mobile-first, custom-branded e-commerce experience within days. Self Point expands grocers’ competitive advantage by making shopping easy, convenient and more personalized, thereby increasing customer satisfaction and revenues. Founded in 2012, Self Point has a growing client base including Unilever Israel, Associated Supermarkets, Piggly Wiggly and more. Visit Self-Point.com to learn more.

 

Media Contact:

Grace Platon | 214.901.4744

grace@communicategrace.com

 
 

Baby Boomers Embrace E-Commerce

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By Duke Marr, Chief Marketing Officer

 

By 2022, consumers could be spending $100 billion a year on online grocery. That’s according to the Nielsen Company and FMI’s Digitally Engaged Food Shopper Study.

 

A key insight from the multi-year study is the fact that age and affluence don’t impact online shopping. The majority of Millennials (61%) and Generation X (55%), as well as 41% of Baby Boomers and 39% of Greatest Generation have recently purchased a CPG product online.

 

A recent report by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) shows that many Americans aged 50 and older are embracing technology to stay connected with their families, friends and communities. According to the AARP’s findings, 7 in 10 Americans aged 50+ own a smartphone and 9 in 10 own either a Laptop or a Desktop PC.

 

KPMG’s 2017 Global Online Consumer Report goes further to say, “Don’t underestimate the Baby Boomers.” Baby Boomers (born 1946-1965) on average spent more per transaction than either Millennials (born 1982-2001) or Generation X (born 1966-1981). The average amount spent per transaction was $203 for Baby Boomers, $190 for Generation X and $173 for Millennials. Baby Boomers are more likely to buy healthcare products, wine, household goods and appliances, which tend to have higher price tags.

 

Specialty food retailers, including many who use Self Point’s e-commerce platform, often tell me that they have loyal customers who have been shopping their stores across multiple generations. These grocers rely heavily on traditional advertising and word of mouth to maintain traffic. These same customers are now shopping both online and in-store, depending on the particular need of each shopping occasion.

 

Baby Boomers’ online orders are more often for the big weekly shopping list or special occasions, which explains why online carts are typically twice as big as in-store carts. One of our New York area specialty grocers recently told me how much his customers are utilizing the shopping lists features to reorder household staples every week. That in addition to the convenient option of delivery or curbside pickup are what keeps his customers coming back.

 

Countless research shows older generations are enjoying the convenience of online and mobile shopping. Baby Boomers prefer websites that look classic, neat and clean – without clutter or too many colors and complicated navigation. Being more conservative than younger generations, Baby Boomers desire simplicity and believe less is more. For these reasons we have intentionally designed our apps to be minimalistic and utilitarian. They are about convenience and saving consumers’ precious time.

 

Chain Store Age provides top Baby Boomer shopping habits that retailers can’t afford to ignore, including:

 

1.     Baby Boomers are more likely than younger generations to stop shopping a retailer if a sales associate didn’t appreciate their business or if a store is messy.

2.     Baby Boomers want convenience and place a higher value, compared to other age groups, on easy-access locations, easy-to-navigate stores and a clear return policy.

3.     Boomers scored higher than all the younger demographics for knowing how much they pay for food and packaged goods.

4.     Contrary to popular belief, Baby Boomers aren’t stuck in the good old days when it comes to retail. They are the only generation that doesn’t prioritize buying the brands they used while growing up.

5.     When buying something new or which they have little experience, Baby Boomers, are twice as likely as Millennials to be influenced by the popularity of the item.

 

Bottom line, Baby Boomers want easy checkout and a clearly stated return policy. Wealthy older customers won’t mind paying more if you meet or exceed their high expectations.

 

That’s the reason investing money in technology in a thoughtful, personalized way is a proven strategy to efficiently deliver the retail experience Baby Boomers are searching for.

 

For success stories on food retailers transitioning to mobile and online shopping, please contact us at (888) 300-9298 or email sales@self-point.com.

 
 

Gourmet Glatt Increases Online Revenue by 45 Percent with Self Point

 
 

Leading e-commerce partner for supermarkets delivers performance enhancement

year over year to Gourmet Glatt’s Cedarhurst store

 
 
 

BROOKLYN, N.Y.  (June 5, 2018) – Self Point, the leading digital commerce partner for supermarkets and specialty food retailers, today announces year-over-year revenue growth for Gourmet Glatt’s store in Cedarhurst, New York. Gourmet Glatt is a high-end Kosher food market with additional locations in Brooklyn and Lakewood, New Jersey.

 

“We have loyal customers because we are continuously focused on a superior shopping experience,” said Moshe Ratner, CEO of Gourmet Glatt. “Self Point helped us launch our digital storefront in 2015. Upgrading technology takes tremendous effort but Self Point walked us through every step of the process, ensuring a smooth transition and training for our team members. Our flagship store in Cedarhurst has increased sales significantly by 45 percent year over year in 2017, and we are on track to do even better in 2018. Partnering with Self Point allows us to focus on our customers while they handle technology for our mobile and online stores.”

 

Self Point’s e-commerce solution was integrated into Gourmet Glatt’s point of sale system, business processes and reporting infrastructure. The technology speeds and simplifies implementation by building product catalogs and store maps directly from online and in-store transactions. 

 

The results:

 

•       Gourmet Glatt Cedarhurst is regularly experiencing up to 15 percent of its business coming from online

•       They regularly see average order values in excess of $200 and returning customer conversion rates

of 50 to 60 percent

•       The Brooklyn and Lakewood locations launched shortly after Cedarhurst and are achieving similar success  

 

Self Point’s technology expands Gourmet Glatt’s competitive advantage by making shopping convenient and more personalized. In addition, Self Point facilitates the creation of shopping lists from previous orders with a single click. These lists can be created and edited from home or mobile devices seamlessly.  All of the rich data is captured to continuously deepen the relationship with the shopper.

 

“Gourmet Glatt is enjoying success because we go beyond simply providing a digital store, we actually learn individual shopper's buying behaviors, both in-store and online,” said Michael J. Haaf, CEO of Self Point. “We enable targeted offers to be delivered as push notifications, emails or special messages on Gourmet Glatt’s home page. In addition, Gourmet Glatt was one of the first grocers to adopt Self Point’s Picking App, which speeds the collection and packing of online orders.”

 

For a complimentary consultation, please call (888) 300-9298 or email sales@self-point.com.

 

 

About Self Point

Self Point is the leading digital transformation partner for supermarkets, specialty food retailers and consumer packaged goods brands. Serving as a change agent for the industry, the Self Point team supports food retailers’ transition to online, mobile and social media markets while elevating customer experience and loyalty. The Self Point technology suite integrates point of sale and retail catalogs into a mobile-first, custom-branded e-commerce experience within days. Self Point expands grocers’ competitive advantage by making shopping easy, convenient and more personalized, thereby increasing customer satisfaction and revenues. Founded in 2012, Self Point has a growing client base including Unilever Israel, Associated Supermarkets, Piggly Wiggly and more. Visit www.Self-Point.com to learn more.

 

 

Media Contact:

Grace Platon | 214.901.4744

grace@communicategrace.com

 

 
 

Retail Strategist Tom O’Reilly Joins Self Point Board of Directors

 Software-as-a-service executive to offer strategic guidance on grocers’ top priorities

for digital solutions partners

 
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BROOKLYN, N.Y.  (May 22, 2018) – Self Point, the leading digital commerce partner for supermarkets and specialty food retailers, today announces the appointment of Tom O’Reilly to the company’s board of directors. O’Reilly is a well-respected retail executive and entrepreneur with experience supporting retailers in elevating their brands, increasing sales, and boosting customer loyalty. As president and CEO of Aptaris, an enterprise marketing and promotions management innovator, O’Reilly transformed the organization from a printing and creative services-focused resource for retailers into a software-as-a-service and marketing intelligence partner. Aptaris was recently acquired by a leading data science company.

 

Tom is a welcome addition to our board of directors. He has a rich experience in bringing business process and innovations to life with retailers across all trade groups — especially grocers,” said Mike Haaf, CEO of Self Point. “Tom has worked with global brands, national retailers, independent grocers and major technology firms and is known for sparking collaborations toward progressive solutions.”

 

O’Reilly has a deep understanding of the retail business from both the store and vendor perspectives. With past roles including senior vice president of sales at Vertis Communications and senior sales executive at Valassis, he brings decades of hands-on experience in advertising and promotions including new media innovations. O’Reilly is known as a forward-thinking leader with a history of driving innovation, growth and profitability.

 

“I’m impressed by the Self Point solution and the tech-savvy team,” says O’Reilly. “My goal is to share what food retailers really care about. It’s exciting to support the Self Point team as they assist supermarkets with their e-commerce strategies.”

 

For a complimentary consultation, please call (888) 300-9298 or email sales@self-point.com.

 

About Self Point

Self Point is the leading digital transformation partner for supermarkets, specialty food retailers and consumer packaged goods brands. Serving as a change agent for the industry, the Self Point team supports food retailers’ transition to online, mobile and social media markets while elevating customer experience and loyalty. The Self Point technology suite integrates point of sale and retail catalogs into a mobile-first, custom-branded e-commerce experience within days. Self Point expands grocers’ competitive advantage by making shopping easy, convenient and more personalized, thereby increasing customer satisfaction and revenues. Founded in 2012, Self Point has a growing client base including Unilever Israel, Associated Supermarkets, Piggly Wiggly and more. Visit www.Self-Point.com to learn more.

 

Media Contact:

Grace Platon | 214.901.4744

grace@communicategrace.com

 
 
 

A (Biased) Grocer’s Guide To Choosing A Digital Commerce Partner, Or Why I Became CEO Of Self Point

 
 

Date: May 08, 2018

Originally Published in The Shelby Report 

 

Last fall, I was asked to join the board of a promising startup. Although I had never heard of the company, I was immediately impressed by the tech firm’s focus on helping grocery chains fight back against Amazon-Whole Foods, Walmart and other retailers entering the traditional grocery space with a wide assortment of digital solutions and offers.

As a grocer with more than 15 years in the business—first as SVP of sales, marketing and business strategy for Food Lion and then as EVP and GM at Lucky Supermarkets—I have been following the digital transformation of this industry for a while. So I jumped at the chance to join the board of a white-label e-commerce provider with some awesome clients both in the U.S. and in Israel, where the company was founded.

As I got to know the Self Point team and the industry better, I was astounded by all the different players in the space, their vastly different business models and, especially, their enormous differences in costs to the grocer. I decided that irrespective of my position with Self Point, there were probably many grocery executives out there struggling with similar questions. These include how do I know which partner is right for my business? How do I understand a landscape that runs the gamut from completely outsourced, turnkey solutions to seven-figure custom implementations?

So I embarked on some research, trying to understand all the different options, and in particular where did Self Point fit into the landscape? I hoped that my research would culminate in a Gartner-style white paper, complete with a “magic quadrant” that could not only highlight Self Point’s place in the industry but be a solid resource to grocers.

As I was doing my research, I found my perspective as a grocer benefiting Self Point’s business strategy and product road map. Self Point, like many startups, is composed mainly of technology veterans. I suddenly found myself in pitch meetings representing the company on multiple sides of the continent, talking about the operational implications of platform implementation and calculating the ROI of Self Point’s unique offering on white boards with several different prospects. By the time my fellow board members asked me to step into the role of CEO, I had concluded that Self Point does indeed occupy a magic quadrant in the market. They are an agile solution that offers a fantastic customer experience at a great value; who wouldn’t sign up for that combination?

 

 
 
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Self Point Announces Retail Change Agent Mike Haaf as Chief Executive Officer

Omnichannel retail executive to support Self Point e-commerce innovations to enhance grocers’ performance

 

BROOKLYN, N.Y.  (March 26, 2018) – Self Point, the leading digital commerce partner for supermarkets and specialty food retailers, today announces the appointment of Michael J. Haaf as the new chief executive officer. With experience in leadership roles at Lucky Supermarkets, Food Lion, LLC, Office Depot, Inc., GE and more, Haaf will drive Self Point’s strategic initiatives to ensure the mobile-first e-commerce platform supports food retailers in elevating targeted offers and simplifying online shopping. Haaf joined Self Point’s board of directors in 2017 and was elevated to executive chairman of the board shortly after. While serving as CEO, Haaf will remain on Self Point’s board.

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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

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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

 

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PRWEB) JANUARY 29, 2018

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

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 21, 2017

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.