BURLINGAME, CALIF. – Tech startup Farmstead has partnered with national real estate companies and multiple national last-mile delivery services to create an end-to-end same-day e-commerce operations solution for grocers.  

Farmstead’s Grocery OS solution now includes everything a grocer or retailer needs to get a dark-store delivery operation up and running in just two weeks including: 

  • Grocery OS APIs for writing and centralizing customer orders into dark stores (and optionally retailers’ existing stores) from retailers’ own apps and third-party marketplaces 

  • Warehouse space sourced via national real estate giants  

  • Optional grocery inventory sourcing and stocking for rapid rollout using the Grocery OS product supply network 

  • Grocery OS software stack for managing online order intake, inventory management with AI prediction engine and automatic procurement, picking and packing, and customer communications 

  • Optional dark store labor sourced via Grocery OS partners 

  • Last mile delivery with guaranteed 2-hr delivery service across a 50-mile radius, with optional <1-hr delivery  

  • Optional inclusion on third-party delivery service marketplaces 

“Right now, rapid grocery delivery comes with high markups and fees, and Farmstead wants to change that,” said Pradeep Elankumaran, co-founder and CEO of Farmstead. “Grocery OS helps grocers vastly improve efficiency, so they can eliminate fees and make money on e-commerce without passing fees down to customers, and without relying on expensive third-party services. The combination of Grocery OS and dark stores enables faster delivery, a much larger delivery radius, and higher profits per order, while customers get lower prices. We’ve been doing this ourselves for several years, and are now offering it to other grocers.”