Walmart employees will soon deliver groceries to your fridge when you’re not home – and wear body cameras so you can watch them doing it
| Hayley Peterson, June 7, 2019
Business Insider – Walmart employees will soon deliver groceries straight to customers’ refrigerators when they aren’t home, the company said recently.
The new Walmart InHome Delivery service will allow Walmart workers to access customers’ homes using smart-lock technology that is controlled by a mobile phone, the company said.
Walmart said workers would drive in Walmart-branded cars and wear body cameras so customers could watch them remotely while they are inside their homes.
Walmart employees will soon deliver groceries straight to customers’ refrigerators when they aren’t home, the company said Friday.
The workers will wear body cameras during deliveries so customers can monitor them as they enter their homes and deliver their goods, the company said.
The Walmart workers will also be able to complete returns for customers by transporting items back to Walmart stores on their behalf.
The new service, called Walmart InHome Delivery, is expected to roll out to more than 1 million customers this fall in three markets: Kansas City, Missouri; Pittsburgh; and Vero Beach, Florida.
Walmart has plans to “learn and scale from there,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement.
Customers who want to participate in Walmart InHome Delivery will need to purchase the smart locks from Walmart, a spokeswoman told Business Insider.
The company did not provide further details on the smart locks and said more information would be available later this year.
Walmart employees who have worked for the company for at least one year will have the option to apply for the InHome Delivery roles later this year.
Employees chosen for the roles will go through a training program that will teach them how to best organize food in a refrigerator … Read more.