One in eight Americans receives government assistance to buy groceries. However, until recently, recipients had been unable to use their benefits to purchase groceries online.
People who rely on EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfers) can't access the convenience of online shopping
Grocers without an online presence are unable to reach all of their potential customers
Currently, approximately 200 grocers in America accept EBT online (compared to 250,000 that accept EBT in physical stores)
Since March 2020, online grocery shopping has increased exponentially. By 2025, online grocery shopping is expected to swell to 21.5% of total U.S. grocery sales, more than doubling its current share of the overall market.
We partner with grocers, e-commerce platforms, and government agencies
To support grocers and e-commerce platforms in their application to the federal government for authorization to accept EBT online
To offer simpler, more reliable technology to enable online EBT acceptance with lower cost to integrate and better uptime
No matter the size of your company—if you are eligible to apply for online EBT acceptance as a retailer or if you're an e-commerce solution provider supporting grocery stores—we'll get you set up to serve your entire community.
Forage integrates with your existing e-commerce website.
Forage offers program management services to assist you in applying for approval to process EBT payments online.
Forage abides by the latest PCI compliance standards for all transactions.