EasyBins, the Springdale-based online grocery platform for suburban shoppers, has expanded into Kansas, the company announced Wednesday. The new micro-fulfillment center will open Thursday, Nov. 18 and will allow EasyBins to start servicing the surrounding markets immediately.
The company began in Northwest Arkansas in 2018, after piloting how to move groceries overnight in a small Oklahoma town, then expanded to Conway in 2019. EasyBins Founder, James Farmer, spoke to Arkansas Money & Politics last year, at the beginning pandemic lockdowns in the U.S., regarding the company “being a lifeline during a national crisis.” In March 2020 when people were ordered to stay home to help minimize the spread of the virus, EasyBins went from nice to necessary, spiking deliveries more than 200 percent and hastening the company’s expansion.
“Over the past three years EasyBins has continued to build confidence on providing a valuable and unique grocery delivery service to our customers,” said Farmer. “We are driven by thinking about our customers’ experience first. How do everyday families grocery shop? What do they expect? How can we give them access to more grocery items and make delivery as easy and convenient as possible for them? This service allows our growth plans to be aggressive.”
EasyBins associates shop multiple stores and deliver grocery items together in temperature-controlled bins, with no minimum order amount or delivery fees. The company is uniquely positioned with the goal of growing its business and becoming Suburban America’s go-to solution for grocery delivery. EasyBins’ business model captures demand from shoppers, replacing in-store visits that otherwise aren’t available for delivery or not the best fit for the shopper’s convenience needs.