Walmart Announces Official Launch of InHome Delivery
- by Anne Allen
BENTONVILLE, AR - We talk a lot about grocery wars over here at AndNowUKnow, but with big-name retailers constantly innovating, we aren’t too far off the mark. In a continued bid to outrank Amazon in the online grocery space, Walmart announced its InHome Delivery program earlier this summer. Now, this platform has officially launched in Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and Vero Beach.
“We’re obsessed with simplifying grocery shopping and finding ways to make our customers’ lives easier,” read a blog post on Walmart’s website. “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.”
Given that the program delivers grocery inside of shoppers’ homes, one may wonder how exactly the delivery system works. Associates use smart entry tech and a wearable camera to access the home, which means consumers know who is delivering their groceries—and they can also watch as they’re placed into their fridge.
The service is thought to be a direct rival of AmazonKey, which allows associates to access your home, garage, or car.
Will this service prove successful? Only time will tell, and AndNowUKnow will be watching the clock.