Walmart service to deliver groceries inside customers' homes - even when they're out

Mail Online | 6/7/2019 | Associated Press;Luke Kenton For Dailymail.com
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The online delivery wars are heating up inside shoppers' homes, as Walmart announces a new scheme where one of its employees will deliver fresh groceries and put them in your refrigerator when you're not home.

Walmart, the nation's largest grocer said Friday that it will be offering the service this fall for more than one million customers in three cities: Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Missouri, and Vero Beach, Florida.

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Customers will be able to buy the groceries online, and then a Walmart employee from a near-by store will drive to the home and deliver the order directly into the customer’s fridge, kitchen or garage.

The employees will be wearing a camera when they enter the home, allowing shoppers to watch the process live from their phones.

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Walmart say that customers won’t have to cover the cost of the camera but they will have to pay for a special door lock – the price of which has not yet been disclosed.

Later this year, the service, called InHome Delivery, will also accept returns for items purchased on Walmart.com.

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Customers will be able to leave the unwanted item in a specified location within their home and an employee will bring it back to the store.

Two years ago, Walmart tested a similar service in the Silicon Valley area but teamed up with delivery startup Deliv and worked with August Home, makers of smart locks and smart home accessories. That test has since been stopped.

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The new service is part of Walmart's drive to expand its shopping options that include curbside pickup and online grocery delivery.

Walmart executive, Bart Stein, who is heading up InHome Delivery, told CNN that during the scheme’s...
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