Independent grocer accepting online payments with Rosie, leading eCommerce provider
Broulim's is now accepting Supplement Nutritional Assistant Program (SNAP) Online payments from their customers to use on their online grocery store.
“It is crucial that we offer our customers options when it comes to their online shopping experience”, “The opportunity to offer SNAP Online removes financial barriers for families in our community, allowing all individuals to access healthy quality products.”
Broulim's Online, enables the store to accept SNAP Online payments from households that rely on EBT benefits. With the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition’s (FNS) most recent expansion of the SNAP program to online platforms, this feature will allow recipients to take greater advantage of SNAP/EBT payments at their local grocery stores.
“With grocery ecommerce a part of our everyday lives, it's essential that independent grocers have the tools they need to provide solutions to the underserved in their community, and compete and win against national chains,” says Jon Mareane, Rosie’s Software Rollouts Lead. “Technology continues to advance, and we’re proud to be part of a program that is impacting hundreds of thousands of SNAP recipients nationwide.”
Rosie’s technology and development teams have prioritized SNAP Online with the help of Rosie’s retailers, FNS, and Fiserv since Rosie's partner, Dash’s Market, was selected by the USDA in January 2017 to participate in the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot. Rosie's participation ensured that retailers that select Rosie as their ecommerce partner can provide access to all people at all times to enough food for a safe, active, and healthy life.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp program, provides food-purchasing assistance for families living in the U.S. SNAP is a federal program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), though benefits are distributed by each U.S. state's Division of Social Services or Children and Family Services. SNAP is the largest nutrition assistance program, with over 40 million Americans estimated to have participated annually in the 21st century. More than two-thirds of SNAP participants are families with children, while a third are households with senior citizens or people with disabilities.