SAN DIEGO, CA – With the October 1st, 2020 deadline to implement electronic benefit transfer (EBT) for WIC (eWIC) fast approaching, many independent grocers are scrambling to make this transition. Auto-Star Compusystems Inc., a leading developer of point of sale software for supermarket retailers, announced today an integration with the Star-Plus POS and eWIC program. The solution provides grocery retailers an efficient method of accepting eWIC cards, while offering customers a quick and convenient checkout experience.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and infants and children up to age five. Previously, these funds were distributed by checks that could then be used to purchase nutritional items from authorized grocers.
The new eWIC program replaces paper vouches allowing nutrition and food benefits to be processed like a debit card, integrated into the grocers point of sale. Benefits include:
- Faster throughput at the checkout
- Improved customer service
- Fewer errors compared to check cashing
- Increased privacy and security for WIC participants
- The ability to purchase items over multiple visits
- Minimal cashier training
- Seamless inventory management
“We are excited to offer the eWIC integration to supermarkets across the country as part of our commitment to helping independent grocers better manage and grow their business,” said Josh Wintoniak, Sales Manager of Auto-Star.
Auto-Star will exhibit at the National Grocers Association (NGA) Show, February 23 – 26, 2020, at the San Diego Convention Center. To learn more about Auto-Star’s grocery software solutions and integrated eWIC, visit us in booth #1011.
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 www.auto-star.com.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Autumn Schweitzer, Marketing Manager
Auto-Star Compusystems Inc.
Voice: (888) 460-6963
Fax: (415) 366-8255