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Technology Walmart's direct-to-fridge delivery service now available in three US cities

18:50  15 october  2019
18:50  15 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Walmart takes its $98 Delivery Unlimited service nationwide

Walmart takes its $98 Delivery Unlimited service nationwide Walmart began trialling its Delivery Unlimited service -- its grocery-based take on Amazon Prime -- at select locations earlier this year. Now, the company is rolling it out to a further 1,400 stores across all 200 metro areas where regular grocery delivery is already available. Walmart aims to have more than 50 percent of the country covered by the end of the year. The program gives customers the option to pay a yearly fee of $98, or a monthly fee of $12.95, to get unlimited Walmart grocery deliveries, although you still have the option of paying a per-delivery fee without membership. There's also a free 15-day trial on offer, if you're not sure.

Walmart ’ s InHome delivery service is now available for over 1 million customers in three US cities ; Kansas City , Missouri; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Vero Beach The service allows Walmart ’ s camera-equipped “associates” to enter your home and deliver food directly into your fridge .

Until now , you've had to add a subscription for each additional camera. If there' s an emergency, Nest Aware will allow you to call 911 services closest to your home, even if you're far away. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate

If taking groceries from the front door of your home to your kitchen is too much of a hassle, Walmart wants a word with you. Following an early announcement in June, the retailer's direct-to-fridge InHome Delivery service is now available in the US. Today's launch includes three cities: Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Vero Beach, Florida.

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The idea behind the service is that you can order any groceries you may need through the company's mobile app, and then a delivery person will come to your home and stock your fridge for you. Each so-called "associate" wears a camera so as to ensure the safety of the operation.

That said, taking advantage of the service isn't as simple as handing the company the keys to your home, nor is it exactly affordable. To start, you'll need to pay a one-time fee of $49.95 so that the company will install the Level Home smart lock or Nortek garage door controller its employees will use to enter your home. After the first month, there's a monthly fee of $19.95. Moreover, while the subscription gives you access to unlimited deliveries, there's a $30 minimum on orders -- so you can't exactly use the service in a pinch.

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As strange as it to have a complete stranger stock your fridge, Walmart is by no means the first company to offer direct-to-fridge delivery. Since the start of the year, Amazon has included a similar offering through its Key service. In fact, over the last year, Walmart has tried its best to match Amazon's different services, going even so far as to offer free next-day delivery. You can see if Walmart delivers to your address by visiting the company's InHome website.

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Walmart brings autonomous grocery deliveries to Houston .
It teamed up with San Francisco startup Nuro as part of the project.The world's largest retailer said Tuesday it has teamed up with Nuro, a Mountain View, California-based autonomous vehicle startup, to pilot grocery deliveries in Houston. Nuro, founded in 2016, has already raised $1 billion in funding, according to Crunchbase. It has previously partnered with Domino's for pizza deliveries and Kroger for grocery deliveries.

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