Process

Monitoring and tracking a store's key metrics is critical for dynamic pricing. At Wasteless, we track your store inventory volume, expiration dates, sales, and orders 24/7 to ensure an optimized shelf, maximum sales, no to low out-of-stock events, and a significant reduction in food waste.


We do this by adapting to your current in-store practices, so that the transition to our pricing system goes as smoothly as possible for your store employees. We bring you up to speed by integrating two main processes: Product onboarding and POS Integration. Alternatively, we can also work with GS1 DataBar barcodes, RFID, and other smart barcoding systems, which allow us to provide the same Wasteless experience, with no additional processes required.

Onboarding

To provide the best pricing services, Wasteless has designed a short onboarding process to determine the exact shelf inventory around the clock. Wasteless is platform agnostic: If your business has to work a different way, we can do it!

On-boarding methods

Manual

Using the Wastless Mobile App, or alternatively integrating the Wasteless App features to an existing retailer app on a smartphone or PDA, an employee onboards new products that arrive at the store. The employee then scans the case’s barcode, after which the expiration date and number of items in the case appear in the app automatically, and can be edited if required. If the barcode is missing, the employee scans the barcode of one of the products inside the case, and enters the expiration date manually. The quantity appears automatically, and can be edited manually. Following onboarding, the new stock appears in the Wasteless system.

Automatic

To automate the onboarding process, Wasteless developed a software module that links the data from the chain’s ERP to the pricing engine. The module pulls product data regarding the deliveries of new stock to the stores, and uses prediction capabilities to complete the information needed by the pricing engine.

Point of Sale

Regular checkout

Wasteless POS integration prompts the cashier to select the correct expiration date for the product, so that the system can call the right price.

Online checkout

Online checkout prompts the consumer to choose the desired expiration date/price.

Regular checkout

Wasteless POS integration will prompt the cashier to select the right expiration date for the product in order for the system to pull the right price up.

Online Check out

Wasteless POS integration will prompt the cashier to select the right expiration date for the product in order for the system to pull the right price up.

Alternative integrations

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GS1 databar

GS1 DataBar barcodes are barcodes that carry information such as the expiration date, lot number, and a host of other data. If your chain is using or testing DataBar barcodes, or any other barcodes that carry more than just the UPC code of a product, then we can perform a simple integration with your current barcoding system to deploy the Wasteless System seamlessly on top of your data bar infrastructure.

RFID

As the industry progresses in tandem with technological advancements, supermarket chains have come to understand the large-scale value of RFID as a replacement for the standard UPC barcodes. Chains that use individual RFID tagging already have the capability to carry expiration dates on their tag, which simplifies Wasteless integration. If your chain is using RFID, Wasteless can integrate easily with your current system and deploy our pricing engine, taking advantage of the RFID infrastructure.

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