Walmart unveils in-home delivery service

Supermarket giant Walmart has unveiled its new delivery service, which takes online grocery shopping to the next level by delivering food straight to the customers' fridge.

Walmart InHome Delivery allows staff to access a customer's home and stock up their fridge or pantry with their shopping, without the need for the customer to be at home. They can also specify if they would like their groceries delivered elsewhere in the home, such as the garage.

"Walmart InHome Delivery is a new service designed to help customers save time and offer yet another convenient choice for grocery shopping. The service does so by delivering groceries even when customers can’t be home,” said president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S. in a blog post on Friday. “Customers place a grocery order and then select InHome Delivery and a delivery day at checkout. We take it from there. Customers can then go about their days while a Walmart associate takes care of their grocery shopping for them.”

The service is soon to be rolled out to more than 1 million U.S. customers in Kansas City, Missouri; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Vero Beach, Florida.