German Robotics Become Part of INS Ecosystem to Revolutionize Direct-To-Consumer Platform
INS Ecosystem, which is a retail marketplace for consumers with the use of blockchain, announced that they have a new partnership with a German robotics company called Pickertonn on May 4th, 2018. Right now, the startup is working out of Karlsruhe, Germany, but they have plenty of experience in robotics, engineering, and warehousing. Some of the solutions that this brand employs have already been used by major players in the industry like Schaeffer, Kardex, WRH Walter Reist Holding, Ferag, and Siemens-Dematic.
The reason that INS ecosystem has brought in the German robotics company is part of the effort to expand their marketplace. With direct-to-consumer solutions, various brands can skip the need for retailers and wholesalers, selling directly to their customers instead. These brands also have access to loyalty programs that are supported by INS tokens for rewards. With a full INS marketplace, consumers are uninhibited by any brand, but at a lower price for greater convenience.
Within Pickertonn, consumers find pickup modules that offer over 2,000 of the most popularly purchased products, which is more than the selection that most convenient stores offer patrons. Their robots take just minutes to fulfill any order, making it somewhat like a vending machine, but with a better selection. There is no staff needed to run these robotics, saving significant spending on employees and offering versatility to the public. Furthermore, a smaller carbon footprint is left in the world, promoting a better environment.
In a statement by the Pickertonn managing partner Dr.-Ing. Joerg Foeller, who has over 20 years of experience with logistics and material handling, the partnership showed more clarity about the benefits. “In our automated pick-up module, we have brought together the cutting-edge robotics technology and the latest thinking in mechanical engineering to create a breakthrough in fulfillment efficiency. A partnership with INS Ecosystem was an obvious choice for us because the direct-to-consumer marketplace is a great match with our solution and in INS we have found a truly capable partner to scale our unique product globally.”
The pickup modules appear to complete a branch of the goals that INS Ecosystem set out in the first place. With third-party providers managing the machines, and replenishment at specific pickup points, INS Ecosystem and Pickertonn plan to launch in Amsterdam before the end of 2018.
About INS Ecosystem
INS Ecosystem is considered a scalable decentralized platform, and all exchanges are supported with the use of blockchain and smart contracts. These methods of exchange help consumers to directly get what they need from grocery manufacturers in a way that convenience stores and chain retailers cannot offer at such a low price. They want to reduce the prices for consumers with their efforts, which is demonstrated in their ability to raise over $41 million in December 2017.
To learn more information about INS Ecosystem, visit https://ins.world/.