AutoStore is a modular, highly-automated e-commerce fulfillment system compact enough to be placed almost anywhere in-store, and is equipped to fulfill online grocery orders. It is modular in design and can be configured to fit different store ceiling heights and obstacles.
AutoStore consists of a 3-D aluminum grid system of self-supporting bins that are moved to pick stations by independently-operating robots, providing accurate movement of orders. Each robot has two sets of wheels that enable it to move along perpendicular axes. This makes it possible for all robots to reach any position, and any bin on the grid independently.
The design and functionality of AutoStore’s pick-up points are designed to help maintain high-volume throughput for output workstations. Associates can consolidate e-commerce orders in less than 10 minutes, and put them back in the system for customers to collect at any time. Orders can be retrieved from the system in just a few minutes. Customers can decide their preferred option to collect pre-picked orders, whether in-store, curb-side, or home delivery.