A.P. Moller-Maersk and automated fulfillment solution provider Fabric have collaborated to launch a new automated fulfillment center in Dallas. The facility is powered by Fabric’s robotic and software technology and features an AI-driven, automated e-commerce fulfillment solution. This technology allows for single-picked items to be fulfilled for same- or next-day delivery, making it well-suited for urban areas with distributed warehouse networks. The center is optimized for high-volume, business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce and can handle up to 25,000 SKUs. It is expected to be fully operational this fall and will support an unnamed online B2C retailer, reaching millions of consumers via same-day and next-day delivery.
Oracle and Uber Collaborate to Enhance Last-Mile Delivery
Oracle and Uber have joined forces to launch Collect and Receive, a new offering on the Oracle Retail platform that connects retailers and consumers to enhance last-mile delivery. The solution allows retailers to link to Uber Direct, Uber’s white-label delivery service, to offer customers more delivery options such as same-day and scheduled delivery, order pickup, and returns. This collaboration builds on Uber’s strategic cloud partnership with Oracle and is designed to meet the increasing demand for express delivery options. With Collect and Receive, retailers can optimize delivery costs and create a more agile supply chain. This partnership provides retailers with an end-to-end supply chain process that improves efficiency and consumer satisfaction.
Salesforce Introduces Next-Generation AI Technology for Retail
Salesforce has launched Einstein, the next generation of artificial intelligence (AI) technology designed to drive productivity for users. The retail-specific version, Einstein Copilot for Merchants, assists merchants in setting up fully featured stores, generating new webpages, automating catalog data management, and creating personalized promotions and product descriptions. The platform enables users to generate personalized promotions based on customer data to optimize conversions. It also includes AI-powered product descriptions that can be customized for different customer groups. Einstein Copilot for Merchants aims to streamline the process of website customization and provide step-by-step guidance to help merchants achieve their business goals.
AI-driven Fit Technology Reduces Returns for Athletic Propulsion Labs
Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL), a luxury performance athletic footwear brand, partnered with AI-driven fit technology platform True Fit to reduce fit-related returns. By offering fit guidance powered by AI and the buying behaviors of global shoppers, APL was able to increase revenue by 2% and reduce fit-related returns by 15%. APL leverages True Fit’s Fashion Genome to provide personalized fit recommendations to its customers. This technology enhances the buying journey and builds consumer confidence in their purchases. APL’s collaboration with True Fit has allowed the brand to improve customer loyalty and conversion rates through better fit experiences.
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