A number of major grocers are making their products available on a new multi-retailer e-commerce engine.
Software technology company Anycart is launching an online grocery shopping engine with the stated intention to make shopping, delivery, and meal planning easier and more affordable. With a few clicks, consumers can shop from grocery retailers including Amazon, Albertsons, Whole Foods, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Jewel Osco, Tom Thumb, Carrs, Giant, Giant Food, and Stop & Shop, with free delivery in 3,400 U.S. cities.
The platform enables consumers to search and shop thousands of items from local grocery stores without price markups, subscriptions or delivery fees. By working directly with grocery stores and its employees to fulfill and deliver orders, Anycart says it is able to pass savings back to customers. According to Anycart, its revenue grew 450% through a seven-month beta period in 2020.
The Anycart grocery shopping engine that directly integrates with each store's inventory system. Customers choose from real-time inventory and place orders with Anycart, which then sends orders to the store, where they are fulfilled by store associates who pick, pack and deliver orders.
Anycart also provides a shoppable collection of over 1,000 recipes, with step-by-step video instructions. Customers can select a recipe and add all the ingredients to their cart with one click.
"We recognized a gap in the market – and saw a real need by millions of Americans for a simpler, more affordable grocery shopping experience," said Rafael Sanches, co-founder and CEO of Anycart. "We're keeping our focus on creating the most accessible online grocery shopping experience with a post-pandemic world in mind."
Anycart is currently available as an iOS mobile app, as well as a desktop e-commerce site.