Yes, it’s true, your Co-op is joining the growing number of retailers who offer E-receipts. We believe that this members-only option will benefit you both as consumer, and as a shareholder invested in the financial success of your Co-op. E-receipts have benefits for the environment as well!

E-receipts benefit the consumer:

  • A receipt in a digital format lasts. It won’t tear, crumble, or crease
  • E-receipts are less likely to get lost in the ways paper receipts are known to go missing from your pocket, wallet, or home
  • E-receipts provide a digital trail of your purchases that could be advantageous in the instance of a return or dispute
  • The increased use of E-receipts will result in faster-moving lines at the registers since fewer shoppers will be waiting for their receipt to print

E-receipts benefit for the Co-op:

  • The use of less receipt paper will save us money. (The Co-op is currently spending approximately $1400 annually on receipt paper!)
  • Printing fewer receipts will lower the maintenance requirements on our registers
  • Members will be happier, as many have requested this change.

E-receipts benefit the environment:

  • It takes approximately 15 trees to produce a single ton of paper, which means the use of paper receipts requires 9.6 million trees each year in the U.S.
  • Approximately 2,300 pounds of trash are produced while making a single ton of receipt paper
  • The amount of CO2 emitted in the production of one ton of receipt paper is equivalent to the amount of exhaust emitted from a car over the course of an entire year
  • The amount of oil consumed in the production of a single ton of paper could fill 7,023,376 gas tanks

What else you should know:

  • The option to sign up for E-receipts is a member-only benefit
  • Regardless of the number of household members included on your membership, only one email address per membership may be assigned as the recipient of E-receipts
  • All emails are sent at midnight, regardless of the time of day your transaction occurs
  • If you make purchases throughout the day in multiple transactions, you will receive a separate email for each transaction
  • You may still request a printed copy of your receipt when  making your purchase at the store
  • Your privacy will not be compromised: your Co-op will only use your email addresses for this specific business purpose and offers the assurance that we will not sell or trade membership data with outside organizations
  • If you decide at any time that you wish to stop receiving E-receipts, please contact our Member Database Specialist at 412-242-3598 x138, leave a note at Customer Service with your name and membership number, or email your information and request to memberservices@eastendfood.coop

If you’re interested in decreasing your carbon footprint while simultaneously bettering your Co-op economically, then consider signing up! There are forms available at Customer Service that you may fill out anytime.

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7516 Meade Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
412-242-3598
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Café: 8am — 7pm

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