Grocery Store

eCommerce growth in grocery retailing continues to expand. To remain competitive, grocery retailers require a presence across many channels – stores, online, social networking and mobile. Same-day delivery and immediate local-store pick-up are no longer perks for consumers. They are expectations.

eCommerce fulfillment presents a significant challenge for hypermarkets, supermarkets, and discounters. Managing grocery eCommerce fulfillment from regional distribution centers cannot accommodate the demands of today’s consumers, nor can it sustain cost efficiency.

The Solution: Micro-fulfillment at the grocery store level.

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Benefits for Customers:

  • Customers can decide their preferred option to collect pre-picked orders in-store, curbside, or through home delivery.
  • Let customers collect their online purchases at a time best for them from a self-service pick-up point.
  • Allow customers to decide their preferred service level in-store with the confidence that the automated storage and retrieval system will provide a full self-service experience.


What it means for Retailers:

  • Consolidate eCommerce orders in less than 10 minutes and prepare an order for pickup for customers or last-mile delivery companies to collect at any time.
  • The high-density storage is allowing better utilization of the grocery store space to give customers a better in-store experience.
  • Staff picking orders from an AutoStore is highly efficient and needs much less time than walking aisles. It's accurate and you gain full control of your stock at all times.
  • Extend operating hours and complete the omnichannel experience by making products from online orders available 24/7 from a self-service pick-up point.

Store four times more products

By installing an AutoStore you’ll get four times the storage capacity in the same footprint as manual storage. With substantial space-savings, comes a range of new creative possibilities.


Existing store space and backroom for storage.


Alternative 1:
Reduce backroom space. Keep or expand available stock in the high-density storage.


Alternative 2:
Expand store space by integrating previous backroom space to the store.


Alternative 3:
Reduce both backroom and store space. Keep or expand available stock with high-density storage.