NYC grocer first to adopt Instacart’s new Scan & Pay
“At Foodcellar Market, we know that our customers’ time is precious, and we’re dedicated to ensuring that every moment they spend with us is enjoyable and efficient,” said Metin Mangut, co-founder of Foodcellar Market, in the release. “Our customers have shared their surprise at how easy it is to use Scan & Pay – there’s no need to download an app or learn complicated technology. We’ve been really pleased with the early adoption and our store associates love how Scan & Pay reduces stress for them too.”
Grocers are continuing to upgrade their in-store technology as they look to streamline their in-store experiences for consumers and bolster their omnichannel strategies to meet customers who shop in-store, online or both. As Retail Leader Pro recently reported, companies like Instacart, which grew to popularity for offering grocery delivery options, are increasingly moving into a technology solution provider role for retailers, especially as major grocery chains bring pick-and-pack in-house.
Other technologies that are part of Instacart’s Connected Stores offering include an updated version of its Caper Cart, an artificial intelligence-powered shopping cart equipped with scales, sensors and touchscreens. Consumers now have the ability to make lists that connect to the cart before heading to the store. Additionally, Instacart’s Carrot Tags help customers locate items and learn more about them.