Don’t have time to pick up groceries on your way home? Walmart wants to help.The big box giant is now testing a unique program that would allow customers to order groceries delivered right to their refrigerators. That’s right, you can potentially come home to a fully stocked fridge without even stepping inside a grocery store.
Mashable reports about the new delivery service being offered through Walmart and the smart lock start-up called August Home. Customers taking part in the test are able to order what they need and watch remotely on a smartphone app as courriers let themselves into their homes via a temporary password and put all groceries away. If a customer chooses not to use the app, they can be assured that security cameras are in place monitoring all deliveries.
And if a customer happens to be home when the groceries arrive, then they can simply answer the door when their August Home doorbell app notifies them of a delivery. If they do not answer the doorbell, the courrier will key in the temporary password and begin stocking the fridge.
Walmart recognizes that the service may not be for everyone, but may certainly be helpful to those who need an extra helping hand. Walmart’s vice president Sam Eddleston explains, “Think about that—someone else does the shopping for you AND puts it all away. This may not be for everyone–and certainly not right away–but we want to offer customers the opportunity to participate in tests.”
What do you think of Walmart’s new service currently in the testing phase that would stock your fridge while you’re not home?
Does this sound like a helpful service you would be willing to give a try?
This sounds absolutely amazing,! Let's say your car is out of service or your significant other is out and you need to make dinner, or simply forgot to do some regular shopping. This is great for those who don't drive. Especially with the security of cameras.
It could be really helpful to senior citizens or disabled people. I enjoy my privacy and don't allow strangers in my home especially when I'm not there.
I can see this for a busy family that is constantly running around to different activities with their kids. Me on the other hand. I would not feel comfortable with someone I do not know in my house, even with cameras. My big dog would probably attack a person if they walked in without us opening the door.
Wouldn't feel comfortable with them entering my home when I am gone, but delivery would be a great option that would definitely work for my household.
I feel like this happens to have many pros and cons... PROS: if you become acutely injured or sick and are unable to do shopping or pick up anything heavy this is a great service. Would say yes lets do that. If I was a single mom who had to commute and still had kids at home this would be awesome. If I had an elderly family member this is how I could shop for them while still maintaining my lifestyle. CONS: safety safety safety-- people will do bad things even when on camera, some poor choices apparently cant be stopped. How could I be certain my family member would be safe. I would have to know that my delivery person passed a background check and I would want the same delivery person so I could build a rapport and not have random strangers continually showing up. Just like the mail man.. I would appreciate seeing the same face each time.
This service sounds amazing!!! I would love to try it. It takes the time and hassle out of grocery shopping and unpacking with small children.
Sounds nice, i probably would try it
i wouldnt mind if someone came into my home- these days you can set up cameras everywhere if you are that concerned - this would save me so much time