Walmart folds its InHome grocery delivery service into Walmart+ as an optional add-on | TechCrunch

Walmart announced today that its InHome grocery delivery service is now available as an optional add-on within its Walmart+ membership, the retailer’s low-cost alternative to Amazon Prime that offers free shipping with no minimums. The company notes that the two previously standalone memberships are being combined into one to offer a single streamlined experience for customers.

The company’s Walmart+ subscription costs $12.95 a month or $98 a year. Customers can now add InHome delivery to their subscription for an extra $7 a month or $40 per year. That’s $138 annually for both, which is $10 less than the previous annual pricing when Walmart+ and InHome were separate memberships, the company says.

First launched in fall 2019, Walmart’s InHome delivery service allows customers to place grocery orders online, then have their groceries delivered straight to their refrigerator by having a Walmart associate enter their home by way of a smart lock. The service is aimed toward customers who work outside the home during the day or who travel and want their groceries put away while they’re out. InHome addresses a major consumer complaint with online grocery delivery — that you have to be at home (or at least be heading home soon) in order to put your cold and frozen groceries away after your order is left at the doorstep.

Source: Walmart folds its InHome grocery delivery service into Walmart+ as an optional add-on | TechCrunch