HOW TO ADD NEW ITEMS TO THE TEMPLATE & SUBMIT IMAGES
You may enter up to 50 items per template.
You may enter items for multiple vendors or suppliers.
Enter the UPC code for your item(s). We require a check digit (see example).
TYPES OF UPC FORMATS
If your UPCs have 12 digits, it probably looks like the example below. Make sure to type all of the digits into the first column on the form using this format X-XXXXX-XXXXX-X
Some UPC formats do not use a CHECK DIGIT like in the example below. If this is your UPC format enter X-XXXXX-XXXXX into the new item form.
Some small format UPCs may be used on beverages or smaller items and on packaging that does not allow for the 11- or 12-digit barcode. An example is below and would be entered on the form as X-XXXXXX-X
If applicable, enter the distributor or vendor that will be delivering the products to our stores. This should also be the vendor issuing the invoice for the products.
Enter the vendor item number / order number. If you do not have an order number, use the last 4 digits of the UPC.
Enter the brand of the product, followed by the product description in the next field. For example: “Market of Choice” is the brand and “Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice” is the description.
PRODUCT SELLING SIZE
SIZES AND UNITS OF MEASURE EXAMPLES
8 oz: 8 ounce bottle, jar, bag, pouch or box. This could also apply to a single item, like a bar.
12 oz: 12 ounce container of shampoo, soap, liquid medicinal, etc.
1 ct: Single product that is not typically edible, such as a 1 count pet treat or 1 count candle.
100 ct: Multi-packed product that is not typically edible, such as a 100 count box of facial
tissue, ora 100 count bottle of a supplement or medicine.
PRODUCT PACKAGING, DEPARTMENT & CATEGORY
Provide us with the type of packaging for your product(s). This helps aid us in determining if the correct Unit of Measure is being used. Examples of packaging include Box, Jar, Bottle, Pouch, Tub, Clamshell Container, Tetra-Pak.
Enter the MOC Department. If you are unsure of your product placement leave blank.
MOC will determine the category name
COST: YOUR COST TO MARKET OF CHOICE
Enter the CASE pack that the item will be ordered and sold to MOC.
Enter the base cost for the CASE or minimum order shipping to MOC. If you have shipping costs, please include the shipping cost as part of the CASE Cost.
Enter a suggested retail. Note: MOC reserves the right to retail products at our discretion, but you may provide us with a suggested retail price for us to review.
Your product must have a clear calendar date indicating the USE BY or BEST IF USED BY DATE. The FDA has recently issued guidance regarding the VERBIAGE and DATE system that must be on all packaged FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTS.
IMPORTANT: Your product MUST HAVE a clear Calendar Date (not code) reflecting either USE BY, SELL BY or BEST IF USED BY (example 6/1/2019 or June 1, 2019 or 2019-6-1 or 2019 JUN 1). FDA guidance states that items that have a food safety risk after a certain number of days on the retailer’s shelf must use the verbiage USE BY and that consumers should not consume after this date, OR items can have the verbiage BEST IF USED BY or SELL BY, meaning the product quality may be diminished after that date. This is also the date we must remove the product from our shelves. NOTE: MOC WILL REMOVE PRODUCTS FROM THE SHELF ON THE DATE ON YOUR PACKAGE, REGARDLESS OF VERBIAGE.