SAAS makes the grocery business successful in e-commerce

SAAS Software as a Service enables retailers to sell online and leverage their stores for delivery and pick-up programs with highly efficient in-store pick-pack-ship capabilities. This enables retailers to meet and exceed the needs of their customers for omnichannel shopping and delivery. SAAS delivers this through Grocery Commerce, a cloud-native Headless Commerce microservices API platform that enables grocers to transform their supermarket business and to thrive in the highly competitive grocery marketplace. Grocers future proof their business with an agile cloud-native Headless Commerce software based on microservices and APIs to drive innovation and cost efficiency, while leveraging existing technology and physical store locations.


Grocery Commerce is a cloud-native Headless Commerce software based on microservices and APIs tailored to the specific needs of grocers’ online and omnichannel businesses. Unlike other leading commerce software platforms, Grocery Commerce supports the unique needs specific to grocers. This includes support for weight-based pricing, local delivery, in-store highly efficient wave picking, postal-code related ordering, route-optimized delivery as well as grocery specific payments and customer loyalty processes. Beyond core commerce processes, Grocery Commerce's proprietary wave-picking algorithm boosts store associated in-store picking performance, lowering cost and protecting the margins of grocers. And with Grocery Commerce they keep control over their brand, their product portfolio and their pricing strategy. Grocery Commerce is a fully Headless Commerce software with microservices and APIs, enabling a wide range of customer touch-points. This includes online, responsive web app, native mobile app, voice or text-based interfaces, and IoT - from one cloud-based multi-tenant solution. Grocery Commerce provides a pre-configured responsive web app for grocers to launch online and mobile stores quickly. The Grocer Success Program provides clients and partners with both technical and in-store process support to ensure clients gain maximum efficiency with the platform - especially in-store picking, packing and shipping processes. Grocery Commerce is a subscription-based solution with revenue-based pricing model, with very little up-front investment required. If you are a regional or national or multi-national grocer, contact us today to receive a complete overview of the solution.


Watch a YouTube video and see how our customer sells fresh groceries from local producers in an efficient way thanks to the pick-pack-ship capabilities of Grocery Commerce.


Grocery Commerce brings back control and gives you the choice. Get started quickly and with very little investment with our pre-configured, responsive web app. Or enjoy full freedom and build an individual user experience with our Headless Commerce microservices APIs. We combine more than 10 years of experience in the online grocery business and a state-of-the-art software architecture. Headless Commerce allows you to build practically any kind of touchpoint yourself or with the partner of your choice. Microservices APIs bring agility and flexibility. With SAAS Software as a Service, you can rely on a strong partner.

Microservices APIs

State-of-the-art software with cloud-native microservices APIs. Future-proof your business. Act, react and integrate easily!

Cloud IT

Secure, scalable, performant. Forget about IT infrastructure, get back in the driver’s seat and focus on customers and features!

Headless Commerce

Build your own user interfaces with our SAAS Headless Commerce APIs. Create a unique customer experience!

Made for Groceries

Easy and fast grocery-shopping with special functions for ordering by weight, deposit handling or service counters.

Wave Picking

Supports the whole process for in-store picking, packing and shipping. Boost your picking performance and margin!

Logistics Optimization

Control delivery based on ZIP codes. Let customers choose delivery times and price delivery fees according to time windows.

Responsive Design

Pre-configured online shop web app runs on computers, tablets and smartphones. No additional native app needed!

Integrated Payment

Margins in food trade are low. Use efficient payment methods already integrated – especially suitable for groceries.

Marketing Toolbox

SEO, dynamic management of products and marketing web content, newsletter list, loyalty points, voucher generator.

Keep Control

Don’t give your core competences away. Run your online business yourself and keep control over your brand, products & pricing.


Combine your brand with our software and our know-how in the online grocery business – we grow with your success!

Customer Success

We are there to make you successful, to guide and support you throughout the entire partnership!


SAAS software is true cloud-native multi-tenancy solution. Our Headless Commerce software is based on microservices APIs. This allows agile development and continuous deployment. Grocery Commerce is based on the most up-to-date technologies. Business logic is part of JAVA based microservices APIs. As a storefront there is either a pre-configured single page web app based on Angular. This keeps costs to a minimum and guarantees a super-fast go-to-market as grocery specific features are already built in. Or retailers can operate Grocery Commerce microservices APIs as Headless Commerce. This allows the development of basically any kind of user touchpoint. Even more individual web apps, native mobile apps, voice commerce solutions, IoT or anything else the IT future might bring. The microservices APIs concept in the Cloud releases IT from infrastructure concerns and brings agility back to sales and marketing. Issues around performance, scaling or dealing with peaks become a thing of the past. It doesn’t matter if you run a single grocery store or a big food supermarket chain - the Grocery Commerce architecture is ready to handle it. Forget about system operations issues and focus on your business and your customers! Grocery Commerce is based on many years of online experience and tailored to the needs of the grocery business. Both Online-Shop and Back-Office are rich of industry-specific features.

Microservices APIs

  • Cloud-native and state-of-the-art microservices architecture in a fail-safe, cloud-based ecosystem
  • Secure and performant operations with easy portability to Cloud Foundry environment
  • Set of Headless Commerce microservices with defined and documented APIs that can be consumed by any touchpoint
  • Persistence directly included in all microservices with extension concept for additional attributes
  • Cloud-native development process with agile development and continuous deployment according to Scrum and DevOps

Headless Commerce

  • Core commerce microservices APIs like Cart, Checkout and Shipping with grocery specific capabilities
  • Product microservice API with grocery specific data model
  • Pricing microservice API with sophisticated pricing model for prices, sales prices and base prices in different measurement units for pricing, ordering, base price indication and billing
  • Order Splitting microservice API with pick-pack-ship process and endpoint for SAAS Picking Scanner
  • Order microservice API with capabilities for substitute products, weight articles and deposit returns


  • Responsive single-page web app that runs on practically any device like smartphone, tablet or desktop PC
  • Grocery specific features that support weight-based pricing, local delivery, postal-code related ordering and customer loyalty processes
  • Ordering and billing by piece, weight or a mix of both
  • Product-specific packaging and cutting options
  • Automatic calculation of base price
  • Fault-tolerant product search with auto-suggest and after-search-filtering
  • Payment integration with online credit and address check for fraud protection with a smart exception handling
  • Delivery at desired time-slot and dynamic calculation of delivery fee depending on size of delivery time window
  • Based on Angular, can be provided as accelerator for own development


  • Management console for all administrative processes in local e-commerce
  • Order management system (OMS) for order fulfilment and pick-pack-ship with disruptive SAAS Wave picking algorithm
  • Order cycle management with automatic order splitting at definable cut-off times
  • Product information management (PIM) optimized for grocery
  • Integrated content management system (CMS) for marketing web content like homepage, recipes or news with direct product integration
  • Customer management including customer specific delivery tolerances and unloading times
  • Management of delivery times and areas by ZIP / postal code
  • Integration of retailer’s ERP / POS system for prices and availabilities
  • Reporting of key performance indicators (KPI) for groceries



To learn more about the technology of our solution, please visit the website of emporix headless commerce. Convince yourself of the advantages of a modern and future-proof IT architecture.


Our Grocery Commerce software has been developed in cooperation with grocery stores. The result is a cloud-based solution that is tailored to the needs of the online grocery business. Both pure-play online organisations like and bricks and mortar supermarket chains like NATURGUT benefit from our feature-rich and easy-to-use software. Whether you are running a single grocery store, a food supermarket chain or if you are responsible for the IT department of a food retailer - have a look at our cloud-native Headless Commerce software based on microservices APIs and our references. We think you’ll be impressed.


    MPREIS is a Tyrolean family business with more than 280 grocery stores located at Völs near Innsbruck in Austria. Grocery Commerce with microservices APIs and Back-Office serves as a Headless Commerce platform for the digital storefront, delivery service and Click & Collect pickup with Product Information Management (PIM), Content Management (CMS) and In-Store Pick-Pack-Ship of Orders (OMS).


    GoKo stands for ‚Go Kosher‘ and is a local Kosher supermarket with 2 branches in the east of London, UK. GoKo is live since June 2018 and combines both in-store picking and just-in-time sourcing from local food suppliers. GoKo uses Grocery Commerce to deliver both locally with own vans and nationwide by parcel post and has an online-integration to their POS system for up-to-date product availability.

  • LIEFERLADEN.DE ONLINE-SUPERMARKET Stuttgart is the local Online-Supermarket for fresh groceries in the region of Stuttgart, Germany. Online since 2010 and the flagship store of the partner system. uses the complete feature set of Grocery Commerce with Product Information Management (PIM), Order Management (OMS) and Content Management (CMS) as well as the pre-configured grocery storefront.


    Naturgut is a regional organic supermarket with 10 branches in Stuttgart, Germany and the region. Online since 2016, Naturgut relies on the technical know-how and expertise of SAAS AG in the online food business. Naturgut uses Grocery Commerce as online sales channel in addition to their local stores for high-quality organic groceries.


    LOKALGROSSIST.NO is the local grocery delivery service for fresh high-quality food in the region of Rogaland in Norway. The motto is ‘LOKALGROSSIST.NO makes it easy to choose locally’. Online since 2019 with SAAS Grocery Commerce and serving both B2C and B2B customers. LOKALGROSSIST.NO offers both delivery and pickup (Click & Collect) at designated pickup stations.


    Grocer’s Cloud is our international reference store for United States in English language with US measurement units and US dollar as currency. With Grocer’s Cloud we demonstrate the universal use of Grocery Commerce in the online grocery business.

  • LIEFERLADEN.DE ULM Ulm is the local online supermarket for fresh local food in the region of Ulm, Germany. Online since 2014 as a partner shop with own suppliers and own assortment. With Ulm we demonstrate the multi-tenancy capabilities of our SAAS Grocery Commerce in a perfect manner.


We are proud to offer our cloud-native microservices APIs in a real Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) format. What that means? You pay based on your actual usage. We don’t believe in pricing based on parameters like API calls, number of cart transactions etc. These things are both too difficult to predict and potentially unfair. So, we keep our pricing model really simple. We charge based on the online turnover processed with our Grocery Commerce software. That means you start small with practically no investment risk. Then you grow your business with a reduced commission percentage on the bill. Finally, there are almost no limits to future growth and you run your business at a very competitive commission rate. And our microservices APIs and the Headless Commerce architecture enable this growth path. Fair enough? Get in touch. We’ll be happy to explain in more detail how we can help you START, GROW and RUN your business!

Recommended for retailers that are new to the online business

up to 1 million
online revenue per site

Recommended for online retailers with growing business

about 1 to 5 million
online revenue per site

Recommended for established online retailers

more than 5 million
online revenue per site

Recommended for retailers with many sites like retail chains

Typically used as Headless Commerce with individual customer experience

Often with a central integration of existing systems like ERP, PIM or POS on microservices API level

Contact us for your individual offer

Our SaaS prices consist of a monthly fee and a sales-based commission.

The initial one-time setup costs of deploying our solution and the monthly base fee depend on the level of custom software development and integration with third-party systems.

Grocery Commerce runs in the Swisscom Application Cloud. Our modern microservice architecture with cloud-native Headless Commerce APIs stands for performance, scalability and reliability.

We are very happy to look at your individual requirements. Please contact us for your specific offer!

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Interested in the benefits of cloud-native solutions? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We are happy to give you more details on our Headless Commerce software based on microservices APIs.