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Walmart Launches InHome Delivery Service Pilot

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced its new InHome Delivery service, which will directly deliver fresh groceries and other essentials directly into customers’ kitchens or garage fridges. 

Walmart noted that this service will be available currently for customers in Pittsburgh, Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas), and Vero Beach. Customers can subscribe to the service for USD 19.95 per month.

From the InHome site, customers can check if their address is eligible for delivery. Then, they can purchase a USD 49.95 corresponding smart device, which comes with free professional installation. 

Initially, customers will be able to try the first order for free to check if the service works. Afterwards, the subscription will begin to charge if the service is not cancelled. 

InHome deliveries require a minimum order of at least USD 30.00. 

Walmart has already tested its InHome pilot in New Jersey for six months. Now, with the addition of the three new cities, Walmart will offer the service to over 20 stores. 

While delivering the groceries, associates will use a smart entry technology and a wearable camera to access the customer’s home. This allows customers to have complete control of allowing the deliverer in and monitoring each step. 

“Bringing this service to Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Vero Beach is just the first step for InHome Delivery and an important part of Walmart’s overall promise to leverage our unique assets to serve customers in ways that only Walmart can and innovate for the future.” said Bart Stein, SVP, Membership and InHome. 

“It is a natural complement to our existing suite of grocery options, from shopping in store to Grocery Pickup and Delivery, including our recently expanded Delivery Unlimited membership. We’re looking forward to building on our already exceptional service in these markets through InHome Delivery and bringing this offering to even more customers in the months to come!” concluded Stein