A Step-by-Step Guide for Implementing The Merchandiser®: Label Printing System

It’s true that change can be hard. But it’s also true that change, when carefully planned and implemented, is refreshing and exciting. And that’s what we at Shelf2Cart strive for when implementing The Merchandiser® in the stores of our grocery retail clients. We’ve perfected the process of working with grocery retailers to integrate The Merchandiser, which means you’ll be up and running better than ever in no time.

We Guide the Implementation Process

Have you ever been so overwhelmed that you don’t know where to start or what to ask? We have too. And that’s exactly what our process is designed to avoid.

You’re the grocery industry experts. We’re the retail merchandising experts. And as the retail merchandising experts, we are here to guide you through every step of The Merchandiser’s implementation, from beginning to end.

Our team includes database specialists, customer service specialists, graphic designers and account managers, and each one of our team members brings something unique and important to the table. We’ll start off by sending you a sample pack of labels, so you can see and feel our products firsthand. We’ll spend time exploring your needs, your challenges and your goals. Then, we’ll put together a pricing proposal, tailored for your store and your needs.

A Step-by-Step Guide for Implementing The Merchandiser System

Once you decide you’re ready to move forward with implementing The Merchandiser, we’ll hit the ground running. The Merchandiser is a powerful and robust on-demand printing system that allows you to do so much with the push of a button. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

1. Database

We’ll set up a call with our database team, where we’ll review your data and learn about how it is currently managed. Our database department will then be tasked with loading your data into The Merchandiser’s powerful software system.

2. Design

At the same time, our art department will work to create label templates within The Merchandiser. You will always approve all artwork and layouts, and we’ll work with you to make any tweaks or adjustments that are necessary.

3. Product Selection

We’ll work with you to identify the labels that will work the best for your needs, and we’ll place an initial order for supplies. Once your equipment, ribbons and labels arrive, we’ll once again be there to guide you through the entire setup.

4. Hands On Training

In the final stage of implementation, we’ll meet with you, the store owner, the deli manager, the IT person and any other key team members that you deem appropriate, and we’ll provide hands-on training.

We’ll teach you how to adjust label formatting and sizing, how to print recipe cards and two-part labels and how to create wraparound labels. We’ll reveal The Merchandiser’s hidden capabilities, like preparation instructions  and nutrition panels, and we’ll show you how to manipulate the data to highlight a product’s attributes.

5. Troubleshooting

We know technology is never perfect, and there are bound to be some hiccups. But our pledge is that we will be there to support you along the way. With both phone and video support, we are committed to ensuring that once you have the tools you need for merchandising success, you know how to use them efficiently and effectively. We’ll hold your hand until you’re up and running, and we’ll be there to answer questions and help you troubleshoot along the way. We are committed to being your partner from the early stages of the process, through implementation, and beyond.