Amazon isn’t the only one that wants access to your home (Amazon Key service). Walmart has also been pushing for this since 2019 when it first started offering its InHome delivery service, which goes even further to even stock the items in your home for you.
It differs as Walmart associates are able to come right into your home and place groceries right into your fridge, either in your kitchen or garage. Along with other places where the food would normally be placed (ie, fruit basket). For some, a luxury, but for others this has likely sounded pretty creepy. To each their own as clearly there are customers taking advantage of it.
So much that Walmart has decided to combine the InHome delivery service with its Walmart+ subscription as a new tier. No more having to subscribe to two different subscriptions. Now it is combined as one subscription that costs $138/yearly (you can do monthly as well, but the price wouldn’t be worth it unless you only needed it for a short window of time). Making for a more affordable package of services and bonuses for those looking for the added features.
It amounts to $40 extra a year compared to the normal Walmart+ tier (which is $98/year), or an $7 extra month for monthly subscribers (compared to the original monthly tier price of $12.95). You obviously maintain all of the features of Walmart+ in addition to the InHome service.
Now it just weighs down to if you are willing to let a stranger enter your home to stock your groceries for you. Again though, Walmart wouldn’t be expanding access to the service if people weren’t using it. So now it is just easier and more affordable to join in. Plus, it puts more attention toward the Walmart+ service (or vice versa).
InHome services aren’t offered everywhere though, so you’ll have to see if your area is included. Walmart has expanded its coverage to include areas within Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Dallas, Austin, San Jose and San Francisco. Adding to the locations that already offer the option.