On­line re­tail­ers use ro­bots at ware­houses

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Chi­nese e-com­merce gi­ant Alibaba’s de­liv­ery arm has opened a flag­ship au­to­mated ware­house that has around 200 ro­bots that can help process more than one mil­lion ship­ments per day.

Cainiao Net­work un­veiled the ware­house in Huiyang dis­trict, Huizhou city in South China’s Guang­dong prov­ince.

It is among sev­eral au­to­mated ware­houses that Cainiao plans to set up across China for the up­com­ing “Sin­gles Day” shop­ping pe­riod.

Other on­line re­tail­ers are de­ploy­ing ro­bots in ware­houses to en­hance work ef­fi­ciency.

JD.com Inc, China’s sec­ond­biggest e-com­merce player, an­nounced last week it had com­pleted the con­struc­tion of its first un­manned ware­house.

Sun­ing Com­merce Group Co Ltd also said it would launch in­tel­li­gent re­tail ro­bots that could au­tonomously rec­og­nize the speech and ex­pres­sions of con­sumers dur­ing the shop­ping fes­ti­val on Nov 11.

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