A Frigid Welcome
Walmart just announced a new service for people who don’t want to — or aren’t able to — come to the door to pick up their groceries.
As part of the InHome Delivery service, Walmart employees will be able to enter your home, don a internet-connected camera, and deliver groceries directly to your nasty fridge.
Announcing Walmart InHome Delivery, a simple way to order fresh groceries and have them delivered directly into your kitchen or garage fridge. 🛒 🏡 🙌 Read more here: https://t.co/e2xxxzG8OB pic.twitter.com/5jfEKNwcTR
— Walmart Inc. (@WalmartInc) June 7, 2019
Never at Home
Here’s how it works. Customers place an order through their phones, a Walmart associate will do the shopping, a delivery associate will “use smart entry technology and a proprietary, wearable camera” to get into your home, and “through an extensive training program” will know how to locate your fridge.
To get inside, Walmart customers will have a smart device that allows for one-time access remotely. Customers will also be able to review the footage taken by the associates body camera to make sure nothing went awry.
The service will come to three U.S. cities first in the fall: Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Vero Beach in Florida.
READ MORE: Walmart will stock your fridge with groceries while you’re not home [CNET]
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