Takeoff works with you to build a strategic network of capabilities. Together, we analyze your shopper’s preferences and online demand by region. From there, we help you select the right size, configuration, and placement of each site within your network. Finally, we establish a project roadmap to construct your network of sites.
If you are a new client, we can implement your first live site within months. We take the time to understand, integrate, and configure business process logic, so our solution fits into your eGrocery strategy.
Our fulfillment process is designed to offer a superior online shopping experience. We provide accurate, real-time inventory information, which means no substitutions or out-of-stocks. Our Micro Fulfillment Centers are close to the shopper, allowing for convenient pickup or delivery. The precision of the Takeoff solution means orders are completed on schedule.
Behind the scenes, our grocery fulfillment solution helps you balance timing, item availability, and labor planning to prioritize, queue, and fulfill orders with ease. Using automation, manual, batch, and in-store processes, we balance the volume of orders with the necessary labor, helping you serve multiple customer experiences simultaneously.
Takeoff provides data-driven recommendations to help replenish your system efficiently. Our fast throughput reduces excess stock on hand and enables seamless adjustments to meet real-time consumer demands. We highlight slow-moving inventory allowing you to prioritize high-demand items.
Food safety is our priority. Takeoff automatically tracks expiration dates. Our system recognizes categories such as raw, chilled, chemical, and more, to separate them appropriately and store them at their ideal temperatures. The Takeoff system is constantly monitoring and learning, continuously making better recommendations
Takeoff is committed to constant improvement. We enhance our existing technology by introducing new features and leveraging our industry expertise to develop forward-thinking innovations. We remain at the forefront of technology to ensure your continual success.
We give you the tools to optimize your micro fulfillment capabilities. Our global customer success team will partner with you on an ongoing basis to train, service, and maintain your hyperlocal micro fulfillment network.
KNAPP is a leading automation and robotics provider with over 50 years of experience. We teamed up with KNAPP to co-design our Micro Fulfillment Center hardware.
Our strategic alliance with Hussmann, the largest refrigeration company in North America, has helped us bring the latest innovations in refrigeration technology into our solution.
Micro fulfillment is a type of automated fulfillment. It was designed to address the challenges grocers face when bringing groceries online. Grocers use Takeoff’s automated Micro Fulfillment Center (MFC) — a small warehouse placed inside of a grocery store — to fulfill online orders. Takeoff’s micro fulfillment capabilities can go far beyond automation: with the right orchestration, data-driven analytics, maintenance, support, and expertise in place, you can unlock the full potential of micro fulfillment, helping your grocery business thrive online.
Many of the major grocery retailers are adopting automated solutions. They are significantly faster than manual fulfillment alone, meaning grocers can easily meet increasing online demand. Automated fulfillment is more accurate and allows for better inventory accuracy, which creates a better overall shopping experience for your customers. Finally, automated fulfillment is much more affordable, meaning you can fulfill online orders profitably and sustainably, even if a high percentage of your shoppers shift online.
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.
The benefits of our eGrocery solution are numerous, as our micro fulfillment capabilities were designed by grocery experts with the grocer in mind. We focus on what matters most to your business: shopper satisfaction, and profitability; scalability, speed, and reliability; expertise, quality, and trust. We partner with you and get to know your unique business, priorities, and needs. From there, we provide you with tips and tools to make the most out of our solution. With Takeoff, you will have everything you need to build a successful eGrocery strategy that benefits you and your shoppers.
One of the major benefits of Takeoff’s solution is that it can be implemented much faster than other automated solutions on the market, due to our expertise and experience in the industry. Takeoff's solutions are typically constructed and implemented within months.
Takeoff’s solution is easily affordable for grocery stores. We are well suited to national and regional chains, and available to grocers all around the world. With the ability to fulfill $30M+ per site in GMV (standard model), most retailers see an IRR in the double digits, making Takeoff a smart and economical decision for any grocery store.