Mettler Toledo's new Made to Order is software functionality that can be enabled on UC Evo CT Line weighing scales. Made to Order enables retailers to offer a diverse selection of custom, fresh prepared meals while streamlining inventory tracking and consolidating PLUs.
The ever-increasing demand for prepared meal options represents a tremendous growth opportunity for grocery and other fresh food retailers. But variety and complexity of offerings has heretofore been limited by scale software capability, company officials say. Simply adding Made to Order to a retailer’s existing Fusion scale application software removes that limitation, and provides fresh food department counter associates with a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to process customized orders (while simultaneously aggregating all order-related information into a streamlined data flow for improved inventory tracking and sales reporting).
For the consumer, Made to Order means receiving a single ticket for the entire purchase, regardless of any modifications they may have requested. Condiments, toppings, sides, even discounts applying to components of a combo meal are all reflected in a clear, easy-to-read statement. For the retailer, the generation of a single PLU barcode containing all relevant information for the order enhances the opportunity for associates to upsell by suggesting add-ons and extra-cost items.
As retailers pivot to take advantage of changing consumer food service habits, Made to Order provides a welcome opportunity for them to capitalize on an expanding market, company officials say. Improved efficiency, decreased labor costs, and elevated levels of customer satisfaction are just a few of the advantages that grocers can anticipate with the addition of Made to Order to their scale technology.
Made to Order is compatible with METTLER TOLEDO UC Evo CT Line scales running Fusion 5.1 (or above) software.