Dematic has expended the Dematic Micro-Fulfillment solution for general merchandise and apparel industries in order to help retailers address rising consumer demand for rapid e-commerce order fulfillment and delivery.
The 2019 U.S. retail e-commerce revenue is expected to reach $110 billion and is projected to grow to nearly $146 billion by 2023. Despite this growing market opportunity, general merchandise and apparel retailers have struggled to make e-commerce order fulfillment cost-effective, efficient and profitable.
Read Next: The Next Wave of Warehouse Automation
“The retail market is ripe for automation disruption, demonstrated by the immediate interest we’ve received from leading retail brands wanting to know more about micro-fulfillment,” says Dematic President and CEO Hasan Dandashly. “We began this by helping our grocery customers power the future of commerce with micro-fulfillment — general merchandise and apparel represent a natural next step.”
The solution can be installed in 12 weeks and in locations as small as 10,000 square-feet. This compact design makes it possible to install in the back of existing retail locations, directly supporting online orders for consumers within a specific radius. Such close proximity enables companies to make better use of space at existing retail locations, directly supporting online orders for consumers within a specific radius. Such close proximity allows companies to make better use of space at existing storefronts, streamline e-commerce order fulfillment and last-mile delivery, while providing a better end consumer experience online and in-store.