Online profitability: automated fulfilment centres

Simon Mayhew
Head of Online Retail Insight

In the third, of a four-part series, we estimate online profitability for retailers using automated fulfilment centres and micro fulfilment centres (MFCs).

The report includes:

  • An introduction to MFCs and their strengths and weaknesses
  • A summary of Ocado's robotic, automated fulfilment centres and their strengths and weaknesses
  • An explanation of retailers' total operating margin challenge
  • A breakdown of the additional revenue and costs for operating online

Read the rest of the series:
Part one: In-store Pick
Part two: Last Milers and Third Parties
Part four: Opportunities