Summary of Innovation

AutoStoreā„¢ is a global technology company that invented and continues to pioneer Cube Storage Automation: the densest storage solution in existence. The company provides Fortune 500 retailers cutting-edge technology that is sustainably designed and has revamped the outdated retail supply chain system, allowing customers to achieve measurable productivity and profit goals quickly within their operations.

In November 2022, AutoStore launched PickUpPort, a public-facing access port that lets customers shop online and pick up their order directly from an AutoStore system. It's the first technology of its kind for the company and operates the same as a regular AutoStore system, with the added innovation of customers being able to directly retrieve their purchases rather than wait for products to arrive at their front door. When a customer places an order and selects in-store pickup, a Controller function signals for the AutoStore Robots to begin gathering the product(s). Once everything is collected, a warehouse operator consolidates the items for holding until the customer arrives. From there, when the consumer arrives at the physical store, a Robot delivers their order directly to them via the PickUpPort. It's a dramatic and highly personalized option that additionally closes the last-mile gap.

Innovation Statement

The PickUpPort delivers tremendous value by allowing retailers to provide a frictionless omni-channel shopping experience for customers that is entirely unique, the result of direct interaction with AutoStore technology. Now, shoppers can opt for an in-store pickup that is fast, simple, and effective.


PickUpPort allows consumers to decide how they want to be served, something that will become a defining factor to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving retail landscape.


Posted Date1/12/23
ContactDevin Sutton
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CategoryBest New Innovation

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Submitted by AutoStore AS.

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