• Booth: 952


At Pio, we know that you want to remain independent. 

In order to do that, you need time to focus and grow your business.

The problem – fulfillment is taking up more of your time and resources, distracting you from your goals and leading to frustration.

We believe the ecommerce playing field is unfair and favors the big players, which is why we have been making industry leading robot technology for 25 years. 

Our parent company, AutoStore, delivers revolutionary cube-based warehouse solutions on a massive scale. With Pio, small to medium-sized businesses can also benefit from this technology —tech previously only available to the big corps.

Here’s how we do it:

  1. We install Pio in your warehouse in a week
  2. Connect it to your CMS with our Shopify plugin (or integrate to our open API)
  3. Fill the grid with your products
  4. Robots deliver products to a worker

With a Pio:

  • Reduce your storage footprint by up to 10x
  • Increase your pick and pack rate by up to 5x
  • Regain control over your customer experience
  • Become a fulfillment pro virtually overnight

Stop losing money on inefficient operations and poor space utilization.

 Press Releases

  • Newly available in North America, Pio's innovative pay-per-pick implementation of world-leading AutoStore cube storage technology targets new market for automation.

    Based on a pay-per-pick service model, Pio allows SMBs, such as retailers of apparel, sporting goods, crafts, and cosmetics, to deploy robotic automation for a relatively low investment – enabling more businesses to gain access to the world’s best automation technology.

    “We established Pio to make our technology available to smaller businesses,” said Mats Hovland Vikse, CEO of AutoStore. “Only 15 percent of the world’s warehouses are automated, and fulfillment operations at smaller retailers are still largely manual. Pio levels the playing field so that enterprises of all sizes can take advantage of the space and cost efficiencies of automated storage and distribution systems.”

    Retailers pay a fee per individual item picked; robots, ports, and software are owned and maintained by Pio. Users need only purchase product bins and the frames that the robots run on. A Pio facility is modular and scalable and runs on standard plug-and-play software that connects to the most common online retail and shipping platforms. In effect, Pio lets small and medium-sized business compete against much larger ones, with minimal capital expense, added labor, or need for additional floor space.

    "Never before has the option for a fully automated storage and retrieval system been offered to the SMB segment – and certainly not with robotic technology that has been proven through multitudes of successful installations around the world for over 20 years," says Magne Hatteland, VP and Head of Pio. "With Pio, you can expand without having to move, enabling users to run their businesses closer to customers. We are already seeing success with Pio systems operating at several high-profile retailers in Europe. Now that the system is available in North America, we are ready to support fast-growing independent retailers here as well."

    Pio and AutoStore will be at NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show at the Javits Center in New York City from January 15-17. Pio will be exhibiting at Booth #952 and AutoStore at Booth #325.