Regional grocery wholesaler supports e-commerce for members
Winkler Wholesale Grocers is enabling the retailers it supplies to offer full omnichannel shopping services to their customers.
Winkler is partnering with online grocery service platform ShopHero Inc. to provide online grocery shopping functionality to the 400-plus retailers Winkler supplies. Grocery stores in Missouri, northern Indiana, eastern Ohio, southern Michigan, and northern Illinois will be participating.
Leveraging the ShopHero platform, Winkler will be able to allow independent grocers of all sizes to get online. Retailers will have complete control over their e-commerce sites and the ability to offer curbside pickup and/or delivery on a custom schedule.
The platform also includes a picking tool that optimizes order picking, alerts shoppers when their order is ready, and tracks deliveries in real-time. Customers can search a store's entire inventory and add items to their cart directly from the search bar.
"We saw the importance of offering a top-notch online grocery solution to our grocers, and we've been very impressed with the ShopHero team,” said Josh Winkler, president and CEO at Winkler. “They have the best technology we've seen in the market, but more importantly, their team understands the independent grocer. We're very excited about this partnership."
Winkler supports independent grocers across six Midwestern states.