Just how lazy can people be? Now, admittedly, I have been taking advantage of the Kroger’s ‘click-list’ whereby I place an online grocery order, then just drive up at the appointed time and a Kroger employee brings my groceries out and loads them into my car. I started doing this in the early days of the pandemic and have continued due to both the pandemic and my own health problems. I don’t subscribe to their delivery service, in part because of the cost of about $20 per delivery, but there have been times in the past 4 months that it’s been tempting. Still … I would never … not in a million years … subscribe to the new service offered by Wal-Mart.
From an article in CNN Business …
“Walmart is expanding its push to deliver groceries straight into customers’ kitchen fridges, even when they aren’t home.
Walmart (WMT) said Wednesday that it plans to make InHome, its $148 annual delivery option, available to 30 million US households by the end of the new year, up from six million today.
Walmart did not disclose how many shoppers have signed up or stuck with the program. But it’s targeting wealthier, time-strapped customers who are willing to pay a subscription — and are comfortable with a stranger entering their kitchen — to avoid going to the store or sitting at home waiting for their order to arrive.
Here’s how InHome works: Customers who subscribe order groceries online and select InHome as their delivery option. Walmart’s employees wear a camera when they enter customers’ homes, allowing shoppers to watch the process live from their phones.”
I’m sorry, but I really don’t want a stranger rooting around inside my fridge! What’s next … they come and cook the food for you, too? Perhaps they could throw in a load of laundry and unload the dishwasher while waiting for the veggies to sautè?
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go to Kroger and pick up my online order!