Grocery Shopping Guide

1. Practice safe buying

- Make sure to shop for non-perishable items (confectionaries, spices, canned food, drinks, cleaning) first and then shop for perishable items last ( fresh produce, Deli, bakery and refrigerated items)

- use plastic bags to seperate raw meat, poultry and seafood from other groceries in your cart.

2. Packing grocery bags

PRE SORT ITEM ON THE CONVEYOR BELT / CHECKOUT
- Load heavier items first, as this allows you to pack bags faster.

PACK IN LAYERS
- The golden rule of grocery bag packing is heavy items on the bottom, lighter items on top.

If you need a helpful visual, you’ll pack canned goods on the bottom, and would place items such as eggs, or bread, on top.

You can expand this golden rule into layers, by providing sturdy vertical structures throughout the bag.

Here’s a sample list of layers keep in mind:
Lower Layer (heavy items) – canned goods, potatoes, apples, carrots, pineapples, large bottled beverages, and heavy boxed goods

Middle Layer (mid-weight items) – medium and small boxed goods and jars, hard vegetables, and leafy vegetables in plastic bags with indeterminate shapes

Top Layer (light items) – anything that might mush and anything that goes crunch such as: eggs, bread, bananas, marshmallows, soft fruits like peaches or plums, tomatoes, chips, crackers, and cookies

3. Contacting Customers

Notify customers of “OUT OF STOCK ITEMS”

If an item is out of stock, you will text the customer and send them suggested replacements for them to approve. If customer is not happy with suggested replacements then don’t worry about it.

Notify customers when their order is “ON THE MOVE”

You will text the customer to let them know that you are on the way with your order.

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