What is Micro-Fulfillment?
Micro-fulfillment is a fulfillment strategy, where a compact facility or fulfillment center is strategically placed in a densely populated location, near customers, to drastically improve delivery times. Micro-fulfillment centers, sometimes called “dark stores”, are traditionally best suited for grocery stores, foodand beverage companies, as well as retail centers.
Today, micro-fulfillment is frequently used to fulfill orders for curbside-delivery, in-store pick up, or local delivery.
With the industry shifting towards omnichannel fulfillment, micro-fulfillment shortens delivery times, often allowing same-day or next-day delivery. Orders in these facilities can be processed as quickly as within two hours of receiving the order.
Micro-fulfillment centers can involve manual picking but often are highly automated to reduce replenishment and picking times.
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As a method to improve customer service through same-day or next-day deliveries, a micro-fulfillment strategy designed by an experienced team can support the growth of your business With scalability and flexibility in mind, our team can offer solutions for a range of warehouse sizes, with as little or as much automation as desired.
Localized Inventory & Data Collection
are components of micro-fulfillment. Gaining local customer analytics can provide you with insight to store and fulfill popular orders in each of your customers regions.
Adaptable & Scalable
micro-fulfillment solutions are developed for your unique needs. While we can find solutions for the current business needs and the footprint available to you, we also prepare to easily adapt the system to match your future needs.
Improved Customer Service
occurs when you consistently offer same-day or next-day deliveries. A micro-fulfillment center can offer hourly fulfillment with automation and faster last-mile deliveries compared to a traditional warehouse.