#WalMart debuts automated grocery pickup

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 Walmart reveals automated pickup kiosks to take on Amazon's grocery delivery service

  • Customers place and pay for orders online, and receive a pickup code
  • Code is logged into interface at kiosk, which is linked to their order
  • Kiosk doors open and customer retrieves their groceries from a bin 
  • Kiosk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and requires a $30 minimum  

 

Walmart has recently unveiled its latest attempt to surpass Amazon in the battle of the retail giants.

The Arkansas-based firm is testing an automated kiosk in Oklahoma City where shoppers can pick up grocery orders placed online.

After placing and paying for their order online, customers receive a pickup code that allows them to retrieve their groceries inside of the kiosk.

Walmart has recently unveiled its latest attempt to surpass Amazon in the battle of the retail giants. The Arkansas-based firm is testing an automated kiosk in Oklahoma City where shoppers can pick up grocery orders placed online

HOW DOES IT WORK? 

Customers simply place and pay for their order online and are then sent a pickup code to use at the kiosk.

Walmart employees receive the online purchase and shop around the store fir the correct its

The pickup code is linked to their order inside of the small building, retrieves the order for the customer that is sitting inside a bin.

The brightly colored 20-by 80-foot kiosk sits in the parking lot of a Walmart Super Center at N Council and W Britton Roads in Oklahoma City, Jack Money with NewsOK reported.

A Walmart spokesperson told Money that the machine can fulfill ‘hundreds of orders’ in a day and although Amazon Fresh delivers its orders to the customer’s home, Walmart's kiosk allows them to pick them up the same day.

 

Amazon’s online grocery business is available to Prime users for an additional $10 a year and it also beat Walmart to a pickup service, as it began testing Amazon FreshPickup in Seattle last month.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4582454/Walmart-introduces-grocery-pickup-kiosk-Amazon.html 

 By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com