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In the News: Adore Me seeks to disrupt brick-and-mortar with robotic DC

AdoreMe_storeA fast-growing online lingerie startup is creating an innovative foundation for its expansion into physical retail.

Bastian Solutions client Adore Me has opened a 126,286-sq.-ft. distribution center in Secaucus, N.J. The startup automates order management in its center by combining two robotic technologies: AutoStore cube storage technology and Opex SureSort automated delivery sorting. AutoStore uses robots and a traffic management system to densely stack bins without traditional spacing. SureSort is a robotic sorter that automatically reads barcodes and delivers items in a single pass.

By leveraging these solutions, Adore Me says its new warehouse is fulfilling over 20 thousand orders per day, which represents four times the volume of a conventional distribution center. In addition to speed, orders are completed at lower cost and with increased accuracy.

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