The days of shopping lists and shopping carts are gone.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will now offer to take your shopping list and bring your groceries to your doorstep and beyond.
The country’s largest grocer announced on Friday that it will be offering a new delivery service, called InHome Delivery, for more than one million customers in the cities of Pittsburg, Kansas City, and Vero Beach.
“Walmart InHome Delivery is a new service designed to help customers save time and offer yet another convenient choice for grocery shopping. The service does so by delivering groceries even when customers can’t be home,” says President and CEO of Walmart eCommerce US, Marc Lore.
How does it work? Customers place a delivery order online, choose the InHome Delivery option, and a time and date for the order to be delivered. Then, the customers hand the rest over to the Walmart workers who will use smart entry tech, and a wearable camera when entering the customers’ home.
Can customers trust Walmart workers to enter their homes? Employees of InHome Delivery will sustain comprehensive training from how to pick out the best apples to how to separate the dairy products from the fresh vegetables in the fridge. More importantly, customers will be able to watch the delivery occur through the workers’ wearable cameras.
This move by the Company came during substantial competition in the home delivery services. Earlier this week, Amazon announced that its “Prime Air” would be delivering packages via drone “within months.”
The cost of InHome Delivery has yet to be said, but more information will be revealed, approaching the planned fall launch.