Walmart May Deliver Groceries To Your Refrigerator

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Walmart and smart home device maker August are teaming up to eliminate this chore from your life.

For those who don't feel like going to the grocery store, there are a host of delivery services that will pick up what you need and drop it right at your doorstep.

U.S. retailer Walmart has announced that it is teaming up with August Home and Deliv to test new delivery concepts, which including putting groceries in customers' refrigerators.

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Bentonville, Ark. -based Wal-Mart said the homeowner would be in control of the entire experience, receiving a notification that the delivery is in progress and could also watch the real-time process.

That led Walmart to devise a plan to allow customers to order their groceries online, have them delivered by crowd-sourced delivery company Deliv - and then have them put away. August's smart-home technology provides shoppers the ability to watch the delivery unfold in real time from their phones via home security cameras. "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", Sloan Eddleston, vice president of Walmart eCommerce Strategy & Business Operations said in a blog post. "When I enter my house later that day, it's like magic - the items I purchased from Walmart.com are waiting for me, and my groceries are nice and cool in the fridge, as if they never left their display in the store", Eddleston writes. "And the best part is that I didn't even have to unpack anything".

The test will take place in Silicon Valley, with a small number of August Home users who have opted in to the service. Meanwhile, August this week unveiled two new Smart Locks and a new Doorbell Cam, all of which include DoorSense, an integrated sensor that can tell you if your door is open or closed.

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