Wal-Mart testing new grocery delivery technology
Wal-Mart is planning an innovative delivery system in order to compete with Amazon and other retailers. Marking no limits in the field of grocery delivery services, Walmart has announced that it is testing a new service that will deliver the ordered items all the way to the customer’s kitchen and even unload the products into the refrigerator.
To offer the new service in a bid to get a new advantage in grocery delivery over rivals like Amazon, Walmart has partnered with the tech firm August Home.
In a blog post, Walmart eCommerce Strategy & Business Operations’ vice president Sloan Eddleston said, “What might seem novel today could be the standard tomorrow. 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.”
To avail the service, customers will require an August Home smart lock that will allow a delivery person from Delivery service to enter the customer’s house even in the owner’s absence.
The system grants the delivery person a one time password (OTP) for entry, and the customer will be able to monitor the proceedings remotely via security camera after getting an alert to the delivery person’s arrival through a text.
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