In order to make the taking of groceries to the kitchen easier, Walmart is beginning the direct to fridge services. The retailer made an early announcement in the month of June and now the direct-to-fridge services of the retailers have been made available in the United States. The InHome Delivery services are now available in three cities at its launch which includes Vero Beach, Florida, Kansas City and Pittsburgh.
The concept behind this kind of a service is that a customer can order the groceries which they need through the mobile app of the company and then consequently a person who delivers will be coming to their home and will be filling their fridge with the stocks for the customer. Each of these delivery boys also known as associates will be wearing a camera in order to ensure the safety of this service.
With that said, taking advantage of this service is complicated and also has a major cost attached to it. To begin with, the customer will have to pay $49.95 for either the Nortek garage door controller or the Level Home smart lock which the employee will be using to enter the home of the customer.
The company is going to install the device which the customers select for free but after the first month there will be an amount of $19.95 which will be charged as monthly fee. Besides, while the subscription is giving the customers an access to unlimited number of deliveries, there is a minimum order of $30.
Walmart is not the first company which offers this service and since the beginning of the year Amazon has been offering a similar service known as the Key service.