Walmart has launched a new system for consumers that will improve ordering by introducing modular storage units that can be added to stores.
Walmart customers can now expect faster delivery times after purchasing online, as Marketplace fulfillment centers will use automated robots to retrieve order items instead of having workers walk around the warehouse, according to reports.
The market’s fulfillment centers will stock thousands of items each day, such as frozen meals and fresh produce.
They will be added to the store or built in.
The centers will be modernized to allow their customers to receive their goods faster, which will also allow store workers to manage their tasks more efficiently.
The new robots will be placed in warehouses to collect items online for consumers, preventing workers from picking them up.
Once selected and sorted, the customer’s item will be moved to the workstation.
Orders there will be packed quickly.
As the warehouse is set up, the store’s personal shoppers will step in and pick up fresh produce, seafood, meat and other items from the sales floor.
Since the global shutdown, customers have moved to order household essentials online, allowing grocers like Walmart to adapt to consumer demand.
It claims the supermarket has researched its consumers long enough to understand what shopping experience is best for them, allowing them to redesign technology options to meet customer needs.
Walmart has said that by creating market fulfillment centers, it allows consumers to customize.
Supermarket fans have grown fond of their delivery options, but as each store adds fulfillment centers in the market, they will crave new arrangements more and more.
Walmart’s partners include e-commerce and fulfillment providers such as Alert Innovation, Dematic and Fabric.
Working with these partners will allow Walmart to test different solutions to see which fulfillment solutions work best in their other retail locations.