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Grocist - Two Steps Closer to the Ultimate Grocery List

I’ve been working on Grocist today and yesterday. Here’s what I did:

First there was the backend update. I recontransmogrified the database so all items are stored as EAN13 values instead of UPC. But all you really need to know is that you can now add European items to your list if you’re an American, and regular items to your list if you’re European ;-) (Of course only so far as they exist in the UPC database or you enter them yourself.)
I also added code that will convert UPCE codes into regular UPC so that those “little barcodes” will work on your list now.

And next, I added club card integration. You can store store as many of your club cards as you like with your Grocist account and choose which of them should be printed on your grocery list before you go shopping.
So you never have to worry about losing your club card again.
In fact you never even have to worry about pulling your just one club card out of your wallet! the club card is right there on your grocery list!

Here’s a screenshot of my current list with my Weis card ready to go shopping:
Grocery list with clubcard
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10 Responses to “Grocist - Two Steps Closer to the Ultimate Grocery List”

  1. Tracy Says:

    I was just shopping around for a nice flat panel monitor that tucks away in the kitchen and ran across this program… I really like it. :) What I REALLY wanna see is this program integrated with a home shopping service. In my neighborhood, it’s Simondelivers makes a list, too, but only of things you’ve previously purchased online. It isn’t barcode driven, if it were, that would just make the whole process of ordering from home even easier!

    In the meantime… I think I want it for my newly redesigned kitchen. The kitchen should be done in about a month, I’m kind of excited to try this out. :)

  2. Greg - CEO/Founder Says:

    Hi Tracy,

    Laptops work well for the kitchen too. I’m working on the home shopping service integration. Eventually we’ll get there. I’ll probably need a few thousand users first so I have some pull with the delivery companies (so tell your friends :-) )

    I’m interested to see how your kitchen turns out. If you want to send a picture of the flat panel part of your kitchen running Grocist, I’ll post it on the blog to inspire others. Let me know.

  3. Jeff Says:

    I couldn’t fall asleep alst night and I was thinking about this idea. Today, I did a google search and found you. While I can’t say that I wasn’t dissapointed ( I was hoping to put something like this together myself) I can say that I think it is a great idea AND that I think there is real $$$ potential in linking back to consumer package good manufacturers by delivring coupons BEFORE someone shops as opposed to after someone shops like it works now or in the newspaper which is woefully inefficent fr the manufacturer. In addition, you could tie into supermarket layouts and provide the list in order of walking the aisles so that thsoe unfamilar with a store woud know where to find an item before goin in.

    I am in the CPG business and would love to know if you are thinking along thse lines or if you are looking at this more as shareware

  4. Eric Says:

    I just started using this after some configuration of my scanner.

    My wife actually got interested and asked if we can change the order of the items in the list or export or save the list to excel?
    this way she can rearrange them by isle in the store.

    keep up the development its great.

    Also is thier any way to run this offline? set up a sql db and such?

    thanks, Eric

  5. Greg - CEO/Founder Says:

    Hi Eric,

    I really want to have a way to sort the list by aisle. I’m still trying to figure out the best way to do that. Let me know if you have any ideas on that.
    I’m planning on adding an export feature too.

    As for running it offline, I really don’t see a good way to do that right now. What are the reasons you’re intrested in doing that? Perhaps I can address those reasons another way.

  6. Stacey Says:

    I scanned a product that was not in the database and mispelled the description. Can you fix it? The UPC is 073586110746. It should be Home Style Harvest Chicken Nuggets, not nubbets.


  7. Greg - CEO/Founder Says:

    Hi Stacey, it’s fixed now.

  8. Christie Says:

    Hi Greg! LOVE your product.

    Any advances with 1) rearranging list order (by department would even be great - maybe a drag and drop set up?) or

    2) integration with a food delivery service like Stop & Shop’s Peapod? Even if I could export the list and copy it into their list online somehow without having to copy and paste each individual item would be great…

    Thanks again!!! :)

  9. Greg - CEO/Founder Says:


    That’s a good idea to simply be able to drag and drop to arrange your list. I’ll look into it.

    I’m waiting to approach Peapod et al about integration until we get more users, but hopefully someday we’ll get there.

  10. Christie Says:

    If drag & drop doesn’t work, a “sort” feature (like in Excel) would work too!

    If I could type an aisle number or a department (produce, deli, etc) in the Notes section and then hit “sort” to have the like notes grouped together, that would be great too.

    In Peapod I sort my list by department, that’s probably the most practical as far as groceries go. :)