Now it wants to put those groceries right in your fridge.
The InHome Delivery service launches this fall starting with Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Vero Beach.
In a statement obtained by USA Today, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon explained of the initiative, "Once we learned how to do pickup well, we knew it would unlock the ability to deliver". But Bart Stein, the executive from Walmart's Store No. 8-the retailer's ecommerce and digital innovation hub-who's heading Walmart InHome, says skeptics have turned into believers quickly during limited household tests in New Jersey since 2017.
Walmart already offers grocery pickup and delivery.
Fees and other details of the new service, like what smart-home hardware would be required, weren't disclosed.
With devices such as smart locks and security cameras becoming more widespread, it looks as if in home deliveries are going to become a new trend. An employee will then pick up the items at the store, deliver them to the house and place items that require cold storage in the refrigerator, Walmart said. Once the order is ready to ship, the delivery person will enter the home using smart entry technology that will include a camera so the customer can supervise the delivery remotely.
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"The camera will have to be streaming before access is granted", Stein said. "In our pilot testing, we were concerned about trust".
Those who hate grocery shopping now have the option of kicking back and relaxing while the groceries come to them via Walmart.
The retailer, which is the largest US grocer with 2018 food sales of $184.2 billion, will announce later on Friday that InHome Delivery, as the service will be called, will be available to customers in Kansas City, Mo., Pittsburgh, and Vero Beach, Fla., in the fall, with an expansion to more markets later on very likely.
"From a cost perspective, it's not all that different", Lore said at a media event in Walmart's hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. Earlier this year, the state legislature there passed a bill - backed by Walmart - to allow self-driving cars on state highways.
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