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GeniCan is proud to be

GeniCan is proud to be

Powered by Duracell batteries and have automatic grocery deliveries provided by Amazon Dash Replenishment.

For home or work

  • Save Time

    GeniCan adds barcode scanning and voice recognition directly to your garbage or recycle bin. Grocery lists made easy!

  • Save Money

    Shopping with a list is proven to save you money while reducing the number of trips to the store. Always know what you need.

  • Skip the store altogether

    GeniCan partners with Amazon to easily deliver your supplies directly to your home or office. Easy home or work delivery.

Buy GeniCan

$ 149.00


How do I add an item to my shopping list using GeniCan?

To add an item to your shopping list simply swipe the item's barcode code past the barcode reader like you would do at the supermarket. If your item does not have a barcode, simply hold the item, or your hand, in front of the scanner for 2 seconds. When GeniCan does not sense a barcode it will ask "What may I add to your list?". Tell GeniCan the item you would like to add to your shopping list and GeniCan will do the rest!

What if I throw something away that I don't want added to my list?

GeniCan only adds items that have been intentionally scanned or added via voice recognition. If an item is simply tossed into the garbage can or recycle bin it will not be added to your list.

How long will the batteries last?

GeniCan is Powered by Duracell (4xAA batteries included) and will last up to a year between replacements.

How does GeniCan communicate with my smartphone?

GeniCan connects to your home wifi network to add items to the shopping list located in the GeniCan app on your smartphone.

Will it fit my garbage can?

GeniCan will install into most square and rectangle recycle/garbage bins.

Will GeniCan work outside the US?

While GeniCan will read UPC and EAN codes, our current database consists of US products and GeniCan currently uses English for voice recognition. Outside the US there will likely be a number of items that are not in the database the first time they are scanned. The GeniCan app allows you to add descriptions and images for any items that do not appear in the current database, so the next time an item is scanned it will be recognized. After our initial US launch, we will be focusing on our release in additional countries.

About GeniCan

GeniCan is internationally patent pending and installs easily into your existing garbage can or recycle bin allowing you to add items to your grocery list automatically as you dispose of them.

GeniCan was invented to solve one simple problem: Forgetfulness as it relates to grocery shopping.  We experienced this in two ways:

Repeatedly realizing our grocery list was at home while we were at the store, and Repeatedly forgetting to add items to our lists when we threw them away or recycled them.

The "ah ha!" moment came when GeniCan Co-Founder and Inventor Rob Griffin watched his son throw away a ketchup bottle. That was the beginning of GeniCan.  You can read more about GeniCan's inception in this blog post.

GeniCan is led by Rob Griffin & David Pestka.