Auto-Star Partners with Mercato to Offer Independent Grocers a Complete Point of Sale and Online Ordering Solution at NGA 2019

SAN DIEGO, CA – Auto-Star Compusystems Inc., an innovative developer of point of sale software, and Mercato, the online ordering and delivery platform for independent grocers, announced today the integration of the Star-Plus point of sale software with the Mercato online ordering and delivery service.  The solution offers grocers the latest in retail technology, while expanding their business in the online space.

Mercato equips independent grocers with an easy to use platform of e-commerce, delivery, order management, marketing and customer service tools.  Product and pricing information is automatically uploaded from the Star-Plus POS system, eliminating errors and manual data entry.  With real-time inventory updates, grocery retailers ensure consistency in-store and online.

“We are committed to the success of our customers and partner with leaders in the grocery industry to give them the best tools available for their business,” said Robert Symmonds, President and CEO of Auto-Star.  “Mercato’s feature rich offering provides grocers with an easy to use platform and paves the way for smooth online ordering and delivery.”

“Given Auto-Star’s commitment to independent merchants and progressive technology, this partnership feels very natural for us,” said Bobby Brannigan, CEO and Founder of Mercato. “We are excited to help our shared customers compete and win against the big chain stores.”

Auto-Star and Mercato will exhibit at the National Grocers Association (NGA) Show, February 24 – 27, 2019, at the San Diego Convention Center.  Attendees can visit Auto-Star in booth #1627 and Mercato in booth #1006 to learn more.

About Mercato
Mercato offers ecommerce and same-day delivery of high-quality groceries and specialty foods from more than 650 independently owned stores across the country. Bobby Brannigan, an entrepreneur who grew up working in his father’s grocery store in Brooklyn, NY, created Mercato to level the playing field by bringing online shopping and delivery to independent grocers and their valued customers. For more information, visit

About Auto-Star Compusystems Inc.
Auto-Star Compusystems is a software company that develops point-of-sale software for pharmacy, grocery, and health and natural products retailers across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. The company’s products provide seamless end-to-end solutions to optimize efficiency and customer satisfaction, while lowering operating costs. For more information on Auto-Star, please call 888-460-6963 or visit

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Autumn Schweitzer, Marketing Manager
Auto-Star Compusystems Inc.
Voice: (888) 460-6963
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