Skip to comments.Walmart Testing Service That Stocks Your Fridge While You’re Not Home
Posted on 09/24/2017 5:39:35 AM PDT by kevcol
Walmart announced Friday that it will begin testing a new service that allows employees to enter a customers home and stock their fridge, to alleviate the stress of shopping.
The retail corporation is targeting busy families looking for a more convenient option for food delivery
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No way in H*LL will I let anything like this occur in my household.
I recently was forced to spend an entire day with extended family. They talked little and had their faces in their phones 99.999% of the time.
And these are outwardly functional-looking adults in their 30’s and 40’s! I’m pretty sure they’d LOVE this service!
Me and my old-timey flip-phone couldn’t WAIT to get out of the city and back to our farm...where I grow and/or raise a good portion of our groceries.
P.S. And I’m the ‘weirdo’ in the family, LOL!
Walmart employees in your house? What could go wrong with that?
“Alexa? Are we stocked up on beans and rice?”
We’d have to eat beans and rice to afford any of this stuff! WHO, besides taxpayer-subsidized poor people can afford such luxury?
They will also look in on your children up in their bedrooms.
“Wed have to eat beans and rice to afford any of this stuff! WHO, besides taxpayer-subsidized poor people can afford such luxury?”
That brings to mind a quote about dressing up from a news story. “O’ course we din’t. It ain’t like we goin’ t’ Walmart or sump’tin’.”
This sounds like one of the stupidest ideas EVER.
On top of the danger to the consumer, how about danger to the Wal-Mart employee? Dogs? Whatever?
Just a horrible idea all around.
I could see some people signing on for this but frankly very few are going to want strangers handling the contents of their fridge let alone having them in the house unattended. Maybe somebody can come up with a fridge with an outside access panel like those firewood doors beside fireplaces. Even then there’s an ick factor. I predict a fail on this one.
Hmm. The rich have strangers in their house unaccompanied all the time. They are called servants.
Servants are not strangers per se. They’re known and presumably trusted.
For my wife, shopping is like Zen meditation.
She cant understand my reluctance to go with her.
Actually, it’s coming more than the story indicates.
Other high tech retailers are exploring the prospect of improved home security which can be authorized to let a particular person/business into a home within a narrow time window, with cameras ensuring be behaves & leaves. Don’t want a box left at your door for local hoodlums to steal? Order with an app that will make the arrangements via your phone & home automation.
Every time I go to Walmart the shelves and refrigerators are empty so turnabout is fair play I suppose.
No thanks. I’ll wait until they have a robot that can deliver to my house.
We used to pop into a Walmart in the city on Friday night just to watch the freak show. I always told the kids that no matter how outlandish anyone looked, they could always land a job at Walmart.
I find shopping very difficult these days, but I’d rather pay a relative if need be.
I’m not that big on visitors to begin with.
Not a chance as long as I could do for myself.
Going food shopping is one of my favorite things to do. Often my wife has to drag me out.
I hate going to the store, would rather make do with whatever is still in the cupboard and the freezer.
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