SLR-Logo-TIFF-PREVIEW-copy.png

Co-op strengthens quick commerce arm with Store Assist tech

Store Assist Walmart Commerce Technologies

A partnership between Co-op and Walmart Commerce Technologies will see the latter’s online fulfilment technology, Store Assist, help the convenience retailer get closer to its goal of reaching more than one third share of the Q-Commerce market.

Store Assist digitizes and streamlines online order fulfilment workflows, allowing retailers to manage pickup, third-party marketplace, ship-from-store, and last-mile delivery orders all in one place. This streamlined omni-channel fulfilment workflow will enhance in-store processes and operations, remove the need for colleagues to switch between quick commerce apps or different devices, and allows for faster delivery times – enabling Co-op to better serve its member-owners and customers.

The technology will have a focus on: ease of use; scalability; specialised and tailored use to meet the diverse demands of grocery fulfilment and, a unified platform to simplify systems as online orders are picked fresh in the local Co-op store, and delivered quickly and conveniently in the community.

George Hayworth, Co-op Head of Online Development, said: “Growing our share of the quick commerce market is our focus through both our own online shop and with strategic partners. Our approach is centred on ease, speed and convenience from our local stores, which are well placed in the heart of communities. We are pleased to work closely with Walmart Commerce Technologies to implement the new technology that is easy to use and supports our continued growth, while further enhancing the quick and reliable service that is important to our member-owners and customers, whenever and wherever they choose to shop with us.”

Co-op has grown its quick commerce operation at pace and estimates more than 80% of the UK population now has access to Co-op groceries either through its own website – or through its delivery partners including Just Eat, Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

  |    |    |  

Share on  

Read next

This publication contains images and information relating to tobacco products. Please do not view if you are under the age of 18 years old.

This website contains images and information relating to tobacco products. Please do not view if you are under 18 years of age.

This website contains images and information relating to tobacco products. Please do not view if you are under 18 years of age.

This publication contains images and information relating to tobacco products. Please do not view if you are under the age of 18 years old.