x
Breaking News
More () »

Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS | Get the local news and weather where you live from 5NEWS. Covering Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Bentonville, and all of Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley.

Walmart launching InHome Delivery service in Northwest Arkansas

Starting April 7, customers in Northwest Arkansas will be eligible to have fresh groceries and everyday essentials delivered directly into their refrigerators.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is ready to launch its InHome Delivery service in Northwest Arkansas. 

Starting April 7, 2021, Walmart customers in Northwest Arkansas will be eligible to have fresh groceries and everyday essentials delivered directly into their kitchen or garage refrigerators. 

Walmart only offers the InHome Delivery service at four locations across the U.S. 

To start, Walmart customers need to visit https://inhome.walmart.com/, where they can sign up for a 30-day free trial, schedule the installation of a smart lock or begin placing orders from the Walmart app or website. If you choose not to have a smart lock installed, a Walmart associate will deliver your groceries and home goods to your doorstep. The lock is $49.95, and installation is free, Walmart says. You can use an existing keypad. Once registered, customers can receive unlimited deliveries. After the 30-day free trial is over, InHome Delivery will cost $19.95 per month. 

Walmart delivery associates use a one-time access code to unlock customer's doors or garages through their InHome app. The associate will wear a camera on their vest that will livestream the delivery in real-time straight to a customer's phone. InHome technology was built so that the door can only unlock once the camera begins livestreaming. 

The Walmart delivery associate will be required to wear a mask and gloves during every moment of the delivery during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The associates will also have their temperatures screened, sanitize all surfaces they touch during the delivery, and keep at least six feet minimum distance if the customer is home. 

RELATED: Walmart not likely to see major shortages from Suez Canal issue, but retail inventories will be stressed

RELATED: Walmart holding virtual shareholder events in 2021