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Shopify Buys 6 River Systems for $450M to Boost Fulfillment Centers

7 days ago   |   By Xconomy

Ecommerce software company Shopify will purchase warehouse robotics startup 6 River Systems in a $450 million deal aimed at improving logistics in its new system of fulfillment centers. Based in Waltham, MA, 6 River Systems makes robotic carts for order fulfillment centers that learn the warehouse layout and product locations in order to help workers more efficiently pick and sort items for ecommerce deliveries. The robots are used at more than 20 facilities in the US, Canada, and Europe, the company says. Ottawa, Canada-based Shopify is a cloud software company that helps retailers...
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