Tesco Tests Dedicated Sites for Online Grocery Orders
Tesco announced plans to open a second Dot Com Only Store
(DCOS), a dedicated location for fulfilling online grocery orders, so that
it can free up space at busy store locations.
The chain has used a system
where products are picked in-store and then delivered by van to customers
in the U.K. With the dedicated facility, Tesco is looking to see if it can
improve efficiencies all around.
According to a report by Logistics
Manager, the DCOS is laid out exactly the same as an
operating Tesco store but without the customers. Personal shoppers go through
the store picking product for scheduled deliveries. Shoppers work on up to
six orders simultaneously.
Questions: Do you see an advantage of one system for online grocery fulfillment
over another — in-store vs. dedicated facility? Would Tesco benefit by
operating an online grocery service in the U.S. in conjunction with its Fresh & Easy
division or as a standalone business?
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