Walmart's online sales grew 37 percent in Q2 thanks in part to its online grocery business

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Walmart in its latest earnings report said e-commerce sales in the US increased 37 percent year-over-year thanks in part to strong growth in its online grocery business.

The big-box retailer now has more than 1,100 grocery delivery locations in the US and more than 2,700 pickup locations where shoppers can order groceries online and pick them up at their local store. The company is even planning to launch a delivery service later this year called InHome Delivery in which Walmart employees can deliver groceries directly to your fridge, even if you aren’t home.

The controversial service will require the installation of a smart lock on your door. Employees will use a one-time code to gain entry and wear a body camera during delivery which customers can use to watch the delivery remotely.

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said they are gaining market share and are on track to exceed their original earnings expectations for the year. “That’s possible because of the work our associates do every day,” McMillon added.

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Uncle Al

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I think buying groceries is a little like buying underwear. I just want to be there to select my own. I don't care how convenient is might be or how lazy I get, I'm still going to do some things for myself, no matter .......
 

ckm88

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Sure, I'd like to have a complete, untrustworthy, underpaid stranger walk into my home, open my fridge (my fridge is a mecca), and do god knows what to my house?

Even though they would be being "watched", I get cringy just thinking about this. I'll keep getting my lazy butt off the couch and shopping myself lol.
 
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seeprime

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Sure, I'd like to have a complete, untrustworthy, underpaid stranger walk into my home, open my fridge (my fridge is a mecca), and do god knows what to my house?

Even though they would be being "watched", I get cringy just thinking about this. I'll keep getting my lazy butt off the couch and shopping myself lol.
They're not really being watched. They're wearing a body cam so you can monitor what they're doing. You can's see where they're looking, only where the camera is pointed. They can still scope out your home when walking to and from the fridge looking for valuables. Hard pass for me.
 
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Lew Zealand

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Easy solution: a Jack and Jill fridge.

Installed thru exterior wall of your house, doors on both sides with locks on the outside for Walmart, Amz, whomever. Benefit: hot air from refrigeration coils expelled outside of your house instead of inside.

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Dimitrios

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Sure, I'd like to have a complete, untrustworthy, underpaid stranger walk into my home, open my fridge (my fridge is a mecca), and do god knows what to my house?

Even though they would be being "watched", I get cringy just thinking about this. I'll keep getting my lazy butt off the couch and shopping myself lol.
They're not really being watched. They're wearing a body cam so you can monitor what they're doing. You can's see where they're looking, only where the camera is pointed. They can still scope out your home when walking to and from the fridge looking for valuables. Hard pass for me.

You really don't get it. What if they have their criminal buddy behind them and sneakily scope out the house and they leave through a window later on?
 

rub900

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I think buying groceries is a little like buying underwear. I just want to be there to select my own. I don't care how convenient is might be or how lazy I get, I'm still going to do some things for myself, no matter .......
Unless you are a mother of 4 with one in diapers. This would be a gift for God.
 

rub900

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Sure, I'd like to have a complete, untrustworthy, underpaid stranger walk into my home, open my fridge (my fridge is a mecca), and do god knows what to my house?

Even though they would be being "watched", I get cringy just thinking about this. I'll keep getting my lazy butt off the couch and shopping myself lol.
Dude. You in no way have to have them come to your house. Grocery pick up is what it means. You pull up in your car and pick it up. Try it once before you put it down. We use it all the time.
 

ckm88

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Dude. You in no way have to have them come to your house. Grocery pick up is what it means. You pull up in your car and pick it up. Try it once before you put it down. We use it all the time.
The company is even planning to launch a delivery service later this year called InHome Delivery in which Walmart employees can deliver groceries directly to your fridge, even if you aren’t home.

The controversial service will require the installation of a smart lock on your door. Employees will use a one-time code to gain entry and wear a body camera during delivery which customers can use to watch the delivery remotely.

Dude. I don't need to try it. The paragraph sums it up.