Glendale, California-based Local Express, an e-commerce platform designed for independent grocery stores, has launched its new Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program payments integration.
By testing and refining the technology with its first client, Daily Table, Local Express has optimized the SNAP/EBT payments solution for online pickup and delivery, making it available to all grocers across the U.S.
Local Express has worked closely with Daily Table and agencies such as the FDA to develop a system that meets governmental and health guidelines while expanding food options for people in need. The product splits each order into multiple payments to include eligible food in the SNAP benefits.
While Daily Table is the first independent grocery store offering SNAP online, independent grocers across the U.S. have access to launch this online payment system and cater to the needs of people dependent on SNAP or EBT.
“We’re excited and honored to help the customers of SNAP online,” says Bagrat Safaryan, co-founder of Local Express. “We love collaborating with independent stores to meet the needs of people in their area and look forward to seeing how we can deploy this solution all over America. Hopefully, in the years to come, everyone using SNAP and EBT benefits will be able to redeem them online at independent grocers and co-ops.”
Doug Rauch, founder and president of Daily Table, noted that the SNAP redemption at Daily Table stores had doubled since the onset of the pandemic. “This integration democratizes access to food and empowers customers to get the food they need at the prices they deserve.”
Local Express is an SaaS vertical for the food and beverage industry specializing in providing e-commerce solutions to independent retailers and enterprises seeking digital transformation. The branded service allows brick-and-mortar companies to own their entire e-commerce offering end to end, from purchase to delivery.
This includes full POS integration, inventory category management, real-time data analytics reporting tools and total customization of the look and feel of their own branded online storefront.
For more information, visit localexpress.io.