Walmart has launched its InHome Delivery Service for more than one million customers in Pittsburgh, Vero Beach, FL and Kansas City (both Missouri and Kansas). With the service, Walmart delivers groceries directly into customers’ kitchen or garage refrigerators, addressing issues around delivering perishables that have been a long-time concern for grocers.
The retailer plans to expand the service nationwide, but provided no details about a timetable or which cities would be part of the next wave.
The InHome Delivery Service is being rolled out at an introductory price of $19.95 a month. Program members are required to purchase a $49.95 smart door lock kit or smart garage door kit, which comes with free installation and one month of free grocery delivery.
When deliveries are made, associates equipped with a wearable camera use the smart entry technology to access the customer’s home, which allows members to watch the deliveries remotely.
Walmart has been moving aggressively to add grocery delivery options, including its recently expanded Delivery Unlimited membership.