Inside Alibaba’s Hema superstore,the stores double as distribution centers, where assigned employees roam around filling bags with online orders, then place them on a conveyor belt to the delivery center.
Hema is meant to be local. It serves consumers who live within a 3km radius. To do this the store is also the warehouse and fulfilment centre for online orders. Hema employees can be seen moving throughout the store picking from the shelves, filling reusable bags they clip to a conveyor belt that runs across the ceiling to the back of the store where orders are collated and packaged up. Scooter drivers get the orders to consumers in as fast as 30 minutes. This means you can order your dinner from your desk before you head home, and find it on your doorstep when you arrive.
This automated warehouse solutions from inbound to storage and order fulfillment to outbound will lower the last-mile and assembly costs, Grocery solution that generates profits. Help to transform brick-and-mortar grocery into a viable option.