Would the St. Cloud Area Let Walmart Delivery in our Homes? [POLL RESULTS]
There’s a difference between having your groceries delivered to your front step, and having the delivery person put them away for you. Walmart is trying to do just that.
Front door deliveries are common today. From Coborn’s Delivery, to Amazon Prime, Minnesotans are completely used to it. Delivery people actually coming into your home and putting your groceries away for you, that’s a different story.
Consumerist reported that Walmart is planning to test out a new service that not only delivers your food to you, they go into your house and put them away as well!
Here’s how it is supposed to work…
You place the order online, and the delivery person comes to your door. If nobody answers, they use a one-time door lock code and enter your home and proceeds to put away your groceries in the refrigerator! There’s an app that lets you keep an eye on them as they do all this, but it’s still a little creepy to me.
They plan to test this service out in the Silicon Valley, California before rolling it out everywhere in the U.S., which is a good idea cause I really think it’s an idea that will completely fail.
We asked our listeners to tell us if they'd let Walmart in their homes to put away groceries they delivered. The results were nearly unanimous...
9% - Yes. I don't care if they come in and do that.
82% - No. Not letting a stranger into my home when I'm gone.
9% - Not sure. I would consider it.
Considering these are opinions of people local to the St. Cloud area, I think the opinions would be the same almost everywhere in the country. There's just something about allowing an unknown person in your home alone that doesn't sit well with us.