Walmart recently launched a new generation of physical stores representing the future development direction of omni-channel retail in Chengdu, China. At the same time, the leading O2O e-commerce platform JD Daojia also officially released an efficient compliance solution for one-hour e-commerce in retail stores: Full-category Picking Area. The solution has been successfully applied to Walmart stores in Chengdu already, with average picking time of each order only for five minutes while it has online sales of 2300 SKU and 4000 daily orders. The picking time has been greatly reduced with two-thirds.
By virtue of solution of Full-category Picking Area, pickers can get rid of the large store picking mode, they are able to accomplish a serial of orders picking procedure, from order receiving, picking, to hand to delivery man, the time and routine have been extremely shortened, and the picking efficiency has been greatly enhanced. The solution can support the picking capability of
5000 daily orders peak and online sales of 3000 SKU. Currently, it has been put into use in Walmart, Yonghui and other stores first. According to the platform data, the picking time per order is only 4 minutes, and the average picker can pick up more than 15 orders per hour, which is 4 times more effective human efficiency than that of traditional stores.
In addition to the Full-category Picking Area, retailers can realize the one-stop management with the help of Warehouse Management System(WMS). Before WMS, the picking area and the store often shared inventory, which is easy to cause inaccurate inventory, late replenishment and other situation, thus further resulting in a high online order shortage rate. After using the system, the warehouse can be managed independently, the real-time inventory changes are clear enough, and the picking staff can timely replenish the goods as needed.
At the same time, WMS system can generate intelligent replenishment list based on the big data analysis of historical sales, and predict the sales volume of goods through AI algorithm. Replenishment staff only need to replenish goods according to the list, which greatly improves the human efficiency. In addition, the storage location and picture of products can be easily displayed on APP, it greatly reduce searching time for goods.
“One-hour e-commerce has become the development trend of traditional retailers and is bound to become the mainstream.In the era of one-hour e-commerce, JD Daojia has undertaken the big responsibility for constantly optimizing and iterating store performance solutions, helping traditional retailers to achieve one-hour performance capability with less investment, and achieving continuous iteration and improvement,” said Philip Kuai, CEO of Dada-JD Daojia.
About Dada-JD Daojia:
Dada-JD Daojia is China’s leading on-demand logistics and online to offline (O2O) e- commerce platform. “Dada”, the local on-demand logistics platform, operates a network of 5 million registered delivery men, covering more than 450 major cities across China. It serves over 1.2 million merchants and 50 million individual users, with 10 million peak daily orders. “JD Daojia”, the O2O e-commerce platform, partners with over 100 thousand leading retail stores, providing one-hour delivery service of fresh fruits and vegetables, groceries, flowers, baked goods and pharmaceutical products to the homes of its users in more than 63 cities across China. JD Daojia has more than 70 million registered customers and 30 million monthly active users.
Dada-JD Daojia was originally established in 2014, and has raised $1.3 billion from global leading investors including Sequoia, DST, JD ,and Walmart, etc.