Home Delivery Service (HDS Global) unveiled a new model for at-home delivery of fresh groceries and general merchandise, setting the standard for next generation e-commerce. By combining industry-defining automation, AI-powered software, eco-friendly delivery totes, along with free home delivery, HDS provides an unrivaled end-to-end experience, fixing all that’s broken in e-commerce today.
Founded by Louis Borders, HDS Global is transforming e-commerce – end-to-end – starting with fresh groceries and other daily essentials. Starting with the $1 trillion fresh grocery segment, HDS is poised to rapidly become consumers’ preferred eCommerce destination.
The next generation of e-commerce
While traditional retailers and online mass merchants must continuously update their legacy fulfillment systems to meet evolving consumer needs, HDS has been built from the ground up with touchless, automated fulfillment at its core.
The company is turning this vision into a reality with RoboFS, its game-changing, patented automated fulfillment system. RoboFS removes all human hands from the fulfillment process, dramatically increasing throughput to meet high consumer demand, when it matters most. Combining intelligent vision and AI with mobile and articulated robots, RoboFS transforms how goods are received, stored, picked, packed, transported and delivered, resulting in fresher-than-store groceries, direct to the customer’s front door.
At the same time, the company’s AI-based software platform powers a highly-personalized user experience, built around each individual shopper’s dietary needs, preferences, and brand favorites. This also includes items such as made-to-order meats, poultry, seafood, and other prepared foods – customized to each shopper’s exact specifications.
All goods are placed in reusable delivery totes that are sanitized after every use, eliminating all paper and plastic waste, before being loaded in tri-temperature-controlled vans. A highly-trained HDS courier then delivers orders on the same day, free of charge, providing retail-level customer service, and easy at-home returns, right at the customer’s doorstep.
“COVID-19 has revealed to consumers how supermarkets are unnecessary middlemen, between their families and the fresh goods they need,” said Louis Borders, founder and CEO of HDS, who also founded Borders Books & Music, Synergy Software, and Webvan. “We’ve worked relentlessly to ready a new kind of eCommerce service - starting with fresh grocery - around what consumers always hoped it would be: highly-personalized, ultra-convenient, safe, exceptionally fresh, and eco-friendly - with no-cost, tip-free home delivery.”