Walmart's new delivery service will put groceries directly in your fridge

Jeannie Matthews
June 8, 2019

Alongside a new promotional video showing a customer using a smartphone app for the delivery, the company offers an InHome FAQ on their website, revealing that their mission behind the new service "is to help you remove chores, like grocery shopping, from your to-do list, so you have more time for yourself, family and friends".

In brief: Sick of having to be home to receive grocery deliveries?

The InHome Delivery service launches this fall starting with Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Vero Beach.

Through in-home delivery service, a Walmart associate acts as a personal shopper and will deliver grocery orders to private homes.

Walmart is upping its game on grocery delivery.

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"Once we learned how to do pickup well, we knew it would unlock the ability to deliver", McMillon said in an advance statement. The customer controls access into the home and can watch the delivery remotely via the camera.

"Now we can serve customers not just in the last mile, but in the last 15 feet".

"From a cost perspective, it's not all that different", Lore said at a media event in Walmart's hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. So the service will be carried out by employees who have been with the company at least a year. Walmart already offers options that include online ordering and pickup or same-day grocery delivery, but now it will also be able to deliver directly to your fridge. (Amzn)In its most recent quarter, Walmart reported US e-commerce revenue rose 37% so it is looking to leverage the tool that gives it its biggest edge over Amazon, whose overall USA e-commerce sales are eight times greater than Walmart's, according to eMarketer: Walmart's thousands of stores.

The nation's largest retailer announced today it will soon deliver groceries straight to a customer's refrigerator in what it's calling "InHome Delivery".

Stein has been developing Walmart InHome in "stealth mode" under the code name Project Franklin since Walmart acquired his startup company - Wim Yogurt - in 2017 and folded it into Store No. 8 in 2017. Customers won't have to pay for a camera, but they will have to purchase a special door lock.

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