Walmart has officially launched its InHome Delivery service. First announced in June, the service — an answer to Amazon Key — is rolling out in the Kansas City metro (both Missouri and Kansas), Pittsburgh, and Vero Beach, Florida.
The service lets Walmart delivery drivers, equipped with body cameras, enter the consumer's home and deliver food directly to the refrigerator. Walmart says employees must have at least a year of service with the company, pass background checks and motor vehicle checks, as well as undergo extensive training to work as InHome delivery drivers.
It requires a $49.95 fee to have Walmart install a Level Home start lock or the Nortek garage door technology the delivery drivers need for access into the home. Then comes a $19.95 monthly fee, which allows for unlimited deliveries, as long as each order contains at least $30 worth of items.
Walmart president and CEO Marc Lore first announced the initiative in June. Amazon's Key delivery service first launched in 2017.