#Roommates, it looks like #Walmart is trying to give you guys a new service that will not only deliver groceries to your home but will also stock the groceries for you, if you are or AREN’T home.
According to @CNBC, starting this fall the retail giant will be experimenting with in-home delivery services for residents in Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Missouri and Vero beach, FL.
Interestingly enough, the announcement comes at a time where #Amazon is also offering grocery delivery services across the country. But back to Walmart’s in-home delivery, I’m sure you have questions on how this is going to work, right?
Apparently, customers who’d like to take advantage of Walmart’s new service must have Walmart install a smart lock on the outside of their home. Once the lock is installed, customers can place a grocery order from Walmart.com and choose a specific delivery day at checkout. A Walmart employee will then be assigned to get the items and deliver them.
Now, if you’re skeptical at this point, it seems the assigned Walmart worker will be using a wearable camera device and enter a one-time code on the smart lock to gain entry to customer’s homes.
“Once we learned how to do pickup well, we knew it would unlock the ability to deliver,” CEO Doug McMillon said during an event with members of the media. “Imagine keeping homes in stock like we do stores.”
The company said the workers who are responsible for these delivery runs will be put through an “extensive training program, which prepares them to enter customers’ homes with the same care and respect with which they would treat a friend’s or family’s home.”
Roommates, are y’all here for this new delivery service? Is it a head of its time or do you think it leaves room for potential issues? Let us know your thoughts!