Walmart Starts Delivering Groceries Straight To Your Fridge

Posted: Oct 15 2019, 8:29am CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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Walmart starts delivering groceries straight to your fridge

Walmart is piloting a new grocery delivery service for customers in three U.S. cities.

Walmart has officially rolled out its new grocery delivery service that will transport your groceries straight to your fridge.

The service, dubbed InHome Delivery, was first introduced in June, but it's only now that Walmart started launching it in three pilot cities: Pittsburgh, Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas) and Vero Beach. Walmart said it has over 1 million customers in those areas combined.

InHome Delivery will make it possible for shoppers to have their groceries delivered even when nobody is home to accept the delivery.

To enjoy the service, customers in Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Vero Beach can simply head to InHome.Walmart.com to check if their address is eligible. If their address is serviceable, customers can then choose either the kitchen or garage fridge as their delivery spot and pay $49.95 for a smart device that acts as a lock that can only be opened by homeowners or a Walmart associate who will be using a smart entry technology and a proprietary, wearable camera to access the customer's home.

The fee is already inclusive of a professional installation for the smart lock.

As soon as the lock is installed, customers will then be able to subscribe to unlimited deliveries for the introductory price of $19.95 per month and a minimum of $30 worth of purchases per order. Walmart is offering a free trial of one month that customers can cancel or pause at any time.

"We’re obsessed with simplifying grocery shopping and finding ways to make our customers’ lives easier. That’s why InHome goes the extra step so that our customers can live their lives without worrying about making it to the store or being home to accept a delivery," Bart Stein, senior vice president for Walmart's Membership and InHome, said in the announcement.

Back in June when InHome Delivery was announced, Walmart U.S. e-commerce President and CEO Marc Lore said the associates hired to make the deliveries will undergo an extensive training program to prepare them to enter customers’ homes.

At the time of the announcement, Walmart released a video showing how customers can watch the deliveries remotely through their smartphones from the time that the Walmart staff arrives on their house to the time they load the fridge with the items delivered, until the time they leave.

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