PSFK explores the innovations in robotics and AI that are helping to enable the revolution in direct-to-consumer retail

Here’s a look at five of the key vendors behind the technology that is allowing brands and retailers to streamline their distribution processes in order to operate more nimbly and deliver upon shoppers’ increasing desire for speed and convenience.

In our Future of Retail 2019 report, PSFK identified Bossa Nova Robotics, Kindred AI, Ocado, Takeoff Technologies and Persado as some of the leading robotics companies helping retailers build the DTC future through warehouse automation.

Persado uses AI-generated language and emotion to interact with consumers and collects data from consumer spending patterns for brands to produce customized messages.

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