Unconventional ways to offer cheap and rapid delivery of online orders

As part of its attempts to find unconventional ways to offer cheap and rapid delivery of online orders, Walmart will resume a service that offers the delivery of groceries directly to shoppers’ refrigerators. Walmart started testing the service in 2017 with smart security company August Home and third-party courier firm Deliv, which used gig workers to make the deliveries. It ended the test a year later.

This time, Walmart will use its own workers, who have been with the retailer for at least a year, and use its own vehicles. Walmart will also use smart entry technology and a proprietary, wearable camera to access shoppers’ homes.

Vero Beach, Florida is one of three US cities chosen to trial the new service.

Walmart’s head of US ecommerce is Marc Lore.

Retail, Consumer, Food & Drink