Any busy parent will tell you that being able to order their groceries online and have them delivered to their home was a real game changer in making life easier and more efficient. Juggling work, school, child care, and after-school activities often make it hard for busy parents to get to the grocery store, so having a grocery delivery service available makes life so much easier. Walmart is now hoping to take that service one step further by not only doing your grocery shopping and delivering it to your door, but they're going to put your order away for you too!
Just last week Walmart announced they are taking their home grocery delivery service one step further and offering Walmart InHome Delivery. Basically, not only will you be able to order your groceries online and have them delivered to your home, but a Walmart associate will then come into your home and unpack your groceries for you, stocking up your home or garage fridge will all your new, fresh groceries.
Announcing Walmart InHome Delivery, a simple way to order fresh groceries and have them delivered directly into your kitchen or garage fridge. 🛒 🏡 🙌 Read more here: https://t.co/e2xxxzG8OB pic.twitter.com/5jfEKNwcTR— Walmart Inc. (@WalmartInc) June 7, 2019
According to the FAQ's on Walmart's website, the service is set to launch this fall in Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Vero Beach, with more cities to roll out soon after. The site states that all delivery employees will have been with the company for at least a year and are trained and vetted for in-home delivery. Walmart also states that you determine which door the employee will use to gain access to your home and that "the appropriate smart device enables the delivery associate to gain one-time access, during the time of delivery."
In the interest of safety and security, the employee will also be outfitted with a wearable camera that will allow you to watch as they unpack your groceries and as they leave your home. The footage can be watched live or at a later time. If you're unsure how you feel about a stranger coming into your home to unpack your groceries while you're not there, Bart Stein, a Walmart executive told CNN that you're not alone, but he feels confident that once you try it you'll be sold.
"We really saw the tables turn after one delivery during our pilot testing around how people would trust a service like that," he said.
Currently, there's no word on how much Walmart will charge for their in-home delivery service, with the company stating that information will be available closer to the fall when the service actually launches, but they have confirmed that the pricing of the products will be the same low prices as offered in store.
Many people may have a hard time getting used to having someone else unpack their groceries, but this could truly be a time saver for busy families who simply don't always have time.