NCR Corporation announced the availability of NCR Power Picking, new store-based order fulfillment software.
The software expands the omnicommerce portfolio of solutions and enhances the “order online, pick up in store” or “click-and-collect” experience. It helps store associates fill orders more quickly directly from the store shelf and improve order accuracy.
NCR Power Picking is part of the NCR Retail ONE open ecosystem of retail applications. The company said its latest offering makes it easy to integrate with other relevant applications such as NCR eCommerce Click and Collect and other e-commerce systems, perpetual inventory management, POS and loyalty systems.
“While order-online/ pick-up in store is convenient for customers, executing on the promise of this shopping model can be challenging for retailers, as the complete ecosystem needed often crosses siloed components of their IT networks and business operations,” said Todd Michaud, vice president and general manager of Global Enterprise, Merchandising and Supply Chain, NCR Retail Solutions.
“NCR Power Picking helps enable omnicommerce and when deployed with Retail ONE, retailers can deliver a seamless click-and-collect solution that improves efficiencies for retailers and shopping experiences for customers.”
NCR Power Picking directs the user to the exact location of each item within the order. Items and quantities are confirmed using barcode scanning, and then items are placed into the appropriate tote or bag.
Multiple orders can be selected at one time, which cuts down on travel time when volumes are high. When the entire order has been selected, NCR Power Picking generates a “license plate” for each storage container associated with the order, so that the items are easy to find when the order is ready for pick-up or delivery.