Last week, Walmart announced on their blog that they were testing a new store-to-fridge delivery concept that has everybody talking.
The new project is building on popular options like Amazon Prime’s grocery delivery service, but steps it up a notch, by giving the delivery driver access to your home instead of leaving your order on your porch.
The pilot test is being carried out with Smart Lock company, August Home (Website), which specializes in keyless home entry using special pass codes. Watch the video below for an example of how it works.
Walmart delivery customers will place an order on Walmart.com, after which a driver will bring the items to their home. If nobody is there, the driver has a one-time pass code which the homeowner has pre-authorized, which will open the lock for them. The whole process is meant to couple with Smart Home technologies like video cameras you can watch on your phone. You also receive an alert once the driver has left your home and finished unpacking your yogurt.
Read the full announcement HERE.