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Not house? Walmart wants to walk in and equip your refrigerator

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Damian Dovarganes/ AP In this May 28, 2013, file picture, an outdoors sign for Walmart is seen in Duarte, Calif.

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017|10:33 a.m.

New York City– Walmart is evaluating a new service that lets a messenger stroll into your home when you’re not there to drop off plans or put groceries in the fridge.

The merchant states the service is for hectic families that do not have time to stop at a store. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based business is checking it with a little group of tech-savvy Walmart.com buyers in California’s Silicon Valley who have internet-connected locks.

The messenger is offered a one-time code to open the door. Walmart says clients will get an alert on their smartphones when someone goes into.

Brick-and-mortar retailers, dealing with increasing competitors from online retail huge Amazon, have actually been working to make online orders easier for consumers. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., for example, just recently partnered with Google to use voice-activated shopping.