Hyperlocal micro-fulfillment lowers two of the major costs (and logistical challenges) associated with bringing groceries online: picking and the last-mile. Item picking is managed through automated fulfillment. Robots, software, and industrial AI take care of the hard work, making online fulfillment easier, faster, more economical, and more accurate than manual fulfillment.
The last-mile challenges are minimized through “hyperlocal” placement and proximity to the end shopper. The MFC is small, giving you the flexibility to place it almost anywhere. A majority of retailers opt to co-locate with their existing stores, meaning grocers can utilize their existing retail space and save on real estate.