- Beth Sawicki, Rare.us
Walmart is testing a new grocery delivery service -- one where you don’t have to be home to receive your order.
Delivery drivers would be given a one-time passcode that provides access to the customer’s house if no one is there. Customers would receive an alert notification via the August Home app when a delivery person enters their home and would be able to watch the delivery person through the app.
The service will be tested in Silicon Valley with a small number of August Home users.
“These tests are a natural evolution of what Walmart is all about -- an obsession in saving our customers not just money but also time,” Sloan Eddleston, Walmart’s vice president of eCommerce strategy & business operations, wrote in a blog post. “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.”
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Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.