CATAPULT can help natural grocers navigate through the chaos of constant change.
Natural and organic grocers have unique needs that must be met in order to reach retail success and spur growth. Because ECRS’ CATAPULT is agile and adaptable, and because we maintain a value-focused, customer-centric approach, our platform solutions are ideal to handle the challenges natural grocery stores often face.
CATAPULT’s fast, seamless transactions, inventory tools, back office management resources, marketing functions, will empower healthy food stores and help them ascend to new heights of operational efficiency.
ECRS provides a complete solutions suite – POS, back office management, inventory management, supplier integration – meaning, I could have everything needed to automate the store, and any future stores, with one system.
Owner, Nature’s Green Grocer Market & Café
Natural Grocery Features At-a-Glance
- Fast, friction-free transactions
- Easy-to-use POS interface
- Many ways to pay
- Scale integration
- Inventory management tools
- CRM, loyalty, gift cards, and coupons
- Reporting and analytics
- Back office functions
- General Ledger
CATAPULT POS Solution for Natural and Organic Grocers
CATAPULT goes beyond omni-channel and it’s more than unified commerce. It is scalable and responsive thanks to Unified Transaction Logic™. This means all critical areas of operation in your enterprise are connected in real time.
Your transaction touchpoints all work as one platform, on one platform. It is a comprehensive solution that enables efficient management of operations.
All information from all of your stores synchronizes to your headquarters in real time (and vice versa). With Unified Transaction Logic, your discounts, dynamic promotions, rewards programs, and other transactional processes will work the same, across the board.
CATAPULT features scale integration which is essential for natural food stores. This means that through CATAPULT and ECRS hardware solutions, you can fully integrate CATAPULT into your scanner-scales, deli, and prepared foods departments.
An associate (or customer in unattended mode) can place fresh foods on a scale, weigh them, and print a barcode label, enabling stores to sell items by unit weight for each ring up.
Reporting and Business Intelligence:
Track Sales and Performance
Why are some organic markets thriving while others are facing uncertain futures? A major component is being able to make critical decisions based on real, actionable data.
With CATAPULT – you can answer any of these questions with ease:
- Have you stocked enough avocados in your produce department?
- Is one supplement brand outselling another?
- Which brands are driving sales and profitability?
- How much of your fresh foods and perishables are spoiling/expiring?
- Who are your top 100 shoppers?
- Which suppliers provide the bulk of your profits?
- Where is inventory shrink occurring?
- What are your peak hours?
- How can you optimize deployment of store associates?
- What times of year should you be ordering more of an item?
CATAPULT’s reporting system provides insight into the business. I can closely monitor item movement which helps determine top sellers and plan promotions. I use the “Hourly Sales” report to plan schedules and determine how much staff we need during a given time so we are adequately covered without over-staffing.
Owner, 2 J’s Fresh Market
Customer Loyalty and Marketing
With CATAPULT your discounts, dynamic promotions, rewards programs, and other transactional processes work the same. At the front-store and online, your customer relationship management tools all work in unison.
Replenishment and Control
CATAPULT has full-spectrum inventory capability to synergize supply chains. It can replace your current inventory management software and cut down on complexity. Connect your inventory controls to the rest of your store’s operations, seamlessly.
CATAPULT tools cover supplier integration, inventory management, auto-replenishment, warehousing, pricing & promotions, and new item management.
Many ways to pay: Cash, Credit, Check, Debit, Biometric
CATAPULT eliminates the need for unnecessary third-party middleware or gateways to process electronic payments. Instead, you get a direct, ultra-fast connection with the best and largest processors. You can grow your customer base by taking a wide variety of payment methods.
Back Office Tools and General Ledger
CATAPULT’s comprehensive back office management tools enable executives to manage loss prevention, conduct employee audits, track performance and productivity, and monitor labor costs.
CATAPULT features a General Ledger plug-in that can quickly translate worksheet and transaction data from your store[s] into credits and debits for your double-entry bookkeeping system. The General Ledger interface saves many hours of expensive, skilled accounting labor by harnessing your existing data to get the job done quickly and easily.