The biggest online retailer next to Amazon, wants to take grocery shopping to the next level.
Business Insider reports Walmart plans to enter customer’s homes and restocking their fridges.The company announced the idea in September as it entails delivering the groceries while customers are not home.
Walmart partnered up with the smart-lock company, August Home; a person will enter the home and place the groceries inside of the refrigerator. The idea is currently being tested in Silicon Valley homes that have the safe lock technology . The idea is to help customers find more convenient ways to shop.
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In addition, Walmart is finding more ways to be on par with its competitor, Amazon. Vice President of e-commerce strategy and business operations, Sloan Eddleston wrote on a blog post that the idea may not be for everyone right now:
“This may not be for everyone – and certainly not right away – but we want to offer customers the opportunity to participate in tests today and help us shape what commerce will look like in the future.”
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However, Eddleston still tries to convince the reader how the idea can be convienient to shoppers:
“Think about that — someone else does the shopping for you AND puts it all away”
The delivery will allow the customer to watch the delivery through the safe-lock app.