Walmart has brought InHome delivery to Los Angeles, a service that allows customers to have groceries and other essentials delivered directly to their doorstep, kitchen or garage refrigerator.
The expansion created 164 new jobs in the L.A. area.
Shoppers who are interested can visit inhome.walmart.com and sign up for a free 30-day trial. Once registered, they can place an order by shopping Walmart.com or on the Walmart app for items eligible for store delivery and selecting InHome as the preferred delivery option.
Walmart employees can place the items in a customer’s kitchen or garage refrigerator using a one-time access code to unlock the front door or garage.
Whitney Pegden, vice president and general manager for Walmart InHome, said it’s all about saving time.
“InHome is designed to do just that, by taking the chore of shopping and putting items away completely off our customers’ plates,” Pegden said in a statement. “It’s the perfect option for busy families gearing up for a busy season.”
InHome is available as an add-on to Walmart+’s $12.95-a-month/$98-a-year program. That program gives customers early access to sales along with free home delivery, although products are not dropped off inside the home or garage. InHome service, which is fee-free and tip-free, can be added for an extra $7 a month or $40 a year.
A camera, worn by the InHome delivery employee, is also available to Walmart+ customers so they can monitor in-home deliveries while they’re away.
The mega-retailer plans to expand InHome service to 30 million U.S. households by the end of 2022. The move will be powered by the hiring of more than 3,000 InHome delivery drivers using a fleet of all-electric delivery vans.
Drivers will also also be able to pick up Walmart.com returns from customers’ homes.