Walmart partners with smart box maker HomeValet for grocery delivery pilot – TechCrunch
The company is partnering with HomeValet, the maker of a temperature-controlled smart box that’s placed outside the home. Customers’ groceries can be delivered, contact-free, to the secure box and kept cold at any time — even if the customer isn’t at home. Instead, Walmart will conduct outreach to its current delivery customers in Northwest Arkansas to learn of their interest in participating. “We’re excited for Walmart customers to be some of the first to enjoy contactless, unattended home delivery,” he added. Though Walmart envisions how a smart box could allow it to expand its delivery hours, it won’t be offering 24/7 deliveries during the pilot.