Walmart launches in-home grocery delivery in three cities: Kansas City, Pittsburgh & Vero Beach

TechCrunch | 10/15/2019 | Staff
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Walmart will bring your groceries to you and put them away in the fridge, with the launch of its new service, InHome. The retailer is today debuting its new in-home grocery delivery service in three cities: Kansas City, (Missouri and Kansas); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Vero Beach, Florida. Customers in these markets can subscribe to InHome for $19.95 per month, then receive free, unlimited deliveries where Walmart associates enter their home and put the groceries away while live-streaming the delivery in real-time.

The retailer had previously detailed its plans to offer in-home grocery delivery earlier this year, saying that it would make it easier for customers to shop for groceries online.

Orders - Groceries - Doorstep - Hours - Coolers

Unlike with traditional e-commerce orders, groceries can’t sit outside on the doorstep for hours. Using insulated coolers to work around this problem can be costly, and it only buys a little more time. Instead, InHome delivery solves the problem of dealing with fresh and frozen groceries by simply putting them away at the time of delivery.

At launch, Walmart is partneroing with Level Home for its front door smart entry technology and Nortek Security & Control for its garage door smart entry technology. Level Home also today announced $71 million in funding, which included a strategic investment from Walmart.

InHome - Website - Customers - Device - Installation

From the InHome website, customers can select either device for $49.95 and receive free, professional installation. They can then start their InHome subscription, taking advantage of a free month trial to see if the service works for them.

While deliveries won’t have other fees beyond the $19.95 per month InHome subscription, there is a $30 minimum order to use the service. In other words, it’s meant to be used in...
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