Robotic Sorting

What is Robotic Sorting?

When it comes to warehouse logistics, every step has critical importance. Like a perfectly choreographed dance, each element of operations needs to be executed with a high degree of accuracy and with careful precision.

Sorting products is one step of a holistic order fulfillment system. And for companies looking to increase efficiencies, scalability, and output, robotic sorting is the solution.

So, what is robotic sorting? Robotic sorting is an autonomous, AI-enabled solution to speed up delivery and cut costs across package handling and logistics. Robotic sorting solutions enable cost-effective shipment of eCommerce orders and package pre-sorting with minimal manual intervention.

With robotic sorting, companies can manage higher volumes of packages and meet customer delivery expectations, all with streamlined warehouse logistics. Managing your retail supply chain just got a whole lot easier.

Why Robotic Sorting Matters for Businesses

Order picking system robotic arm grips product SKU from tote

Creating and maintaining an effective order fulfillment system is a challenge for small and large businesses alike. Whenever a customer places an online order, it triggers the beginning of a complex series of individual services and workflows. Orders must be recorded, inventories queried, and products picked, packed, and shipped.

While smaller businesses may manage their order fulfillment independently at first, eCommerce order automation is often the next step for a growing business. Robotic sorting is a high-impact area where it’s fairly simple to automate operations and see big results. In fact, at an automated distribution center, robotic sorting is an integral part of a retail automation strategy. That’s because this technology allows companies to streamline manual, repetitive processes that are both time-consuming and expensive.

With robotic sorting technology, warehouses operate more efficiently and accurately. Increase precision and reduce the likelihood of costly human error with AI-enabled solutions to sort, pick, pack, and ship orders.

Amidst ongoing supply chain challenges, labor shortages, and increased costs all around, savvy online retailers will look to improve processes while cutting costs. With a more efficient approach to order sorting, companies can invest in other areas of their business with confidence, knowing that a critical part of their warehouse operations is being executed to a high standard with even higher profit margins.

Order picking system robotic arm grips product SKU from tote

The Berkshire Grey Solution

Berkshire Grey helps companies reimagine their order fulfillment strategies in warehouses, distribution centers, and other industrial environments. With a suite of robotic sorting solutions, companies can increase throughput, improve customer service, and optimize labor. Berkshire Grey’s AI-enabled robotic sorting automation delivers speed and scalability for businesses.

speed express boc package logistic shipping delivery fulfillment icon
Increased performance

BG Robotic Product Sortation (BG RPS) systems currently pick tens of millions of items round-the-clock for major retailers, automating break pack store replenishment and large eCommerce order selection. BG RPS automatically pick and sort items, eaches, inner packs, and less-than-case quantities from totes into designated containers for larger profile orders. BG Robotic Product Sortation with Identification (BG RPSi) systems sorts and consolidates small packages into bags and containers, enabling efficient network handling and zone skipping without adding labor.

storage warehouse box package sku logistics shipping delivery sort icon
Transformed manual sortation processes

BG Robotic Induction Stations (BG RIS) picks and places items to traditional sortation systems, improving traditional sorter utilization and order throughput by up to 25% to 50% without increasing labor.

speed truck transfer transport timer deadline logistic shipping delivery icon
Faster, cheaper delivery
BG Mobile Robotic Platform (BG FLEX™️) systems use orchestrated fleets of mobile robots to enable dynamic any-to-any induct to discharge sortation to deliver faster fulfillment that requires less labor. Reduce shipping costs by up to 20% by sorting parcels by zone to achieve freight savings from carriers. Intelligently automate the singulation, identification, and sortation of individual products and small parcels.

The Benefits of Using Berkshire Grey’s Automated Robotic Sorting Solutions

Increased efficiencies and throughput

By leveraging scalable, AI-enabled automation solutions, Berkshire Grey is able to increase throughput by up to 25 to 50% to handle any volume of orders. Berkshire Grey achieves this through a combination of optimized and custom-tailored order picking, packing, sorting, and return logistics solutions.

Lowered labor costs

Automated warehouse technology reduces dependency on human labor, saving money and time. Many companies are facing labor scarcity challenges, so AI-enabled solutions help to optimize existing labor and scale fulfillment without requiring additional labor. In fact, Berkshire Grey’s automated systems are so intuitive that no training is required for robotic sortation.

Accelerated order processing

By converting goods-to-person packing stations to goods-to-robot, Berkshire Grey is able to eliminate inefficient touches and place picked items directly into shipping packages for order fulfillment, all with high speed and top-of-the-line precision. Let technology make life easier.

Better customer service

Improve the experience of your customers by optimizing return logistics through Berkshire Grey’s robotic sorting. Enjoy autonomously pre-sorted returned packages with an ultra-fast restocking system.

Why Businesses Choose Berkshire Grey

Proven performance

Berkshire Grey is the leading provider in enterprise-grade AI-enabled solutions that span the entire supply chain and deliver industry-leading performance in complex, real-world environments.

Comprehensive portfolio

Berkshire Grey services a variety of industries including eCommerce, retail, grocery, convenience, and 3PL with a broad range of solutions to fit every need and scenario.

Collaborative expertise

Develop your business by partnering with Berkshire Grey’s world-class team of robotics and supply chain experts that install, test, optimize, and maintain your supply chain solutions.


Edit Content

Robotic sorting uses advanced technology to help with the sorting operational requirements of a warehouse. Orders and packages need to be sorted to their destination, and robots that operate autonomously can increase throughput and handle higher volumes with less human labor required.

Edit Content

Warehouses use robots to complete tedious tasks that require a high degree of accuracy. Order fulfillment steps like picking, sorting, packing, and shipping can all be done by robots, saving time and energy. Robots can also be used to store and move goods throughout the warehouse and the supply chain.

Edit Content

Many warehouses use robots for picking, packing, and sorting products at a higher speed and with greater accuracy than human counterparts. Robots are also often used to help store and move large volumes of goods throughout warehouses and supply chains. Berkshire Grey’s warehouse robots span a number of different business functions.

Get Started
with Berkshire Grey

Contact the BG Fulfillment Automation Sales Engineering Team to Learn How to:

  • Reduce operations expense by up to 70%.
  • Lessen your dependency on labor.
  • Bolster facility throughput by up to 25% to 50% with automation.
  • Get a customized ROI analysis of your specific environment and business.

Call +1 (833) 848-9900 or connect using our form.