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Walmart testing automated grocery pickup

Walmart testing automated grocery pickup

Walmart announced earlier this month that it is testing an automated kiosk to distribute online grocery orders to its shoppers at a store in Oklahoma.

Customers who order online can go to the store for pickup, but instead of going inside (and instead of interacting with a human being) they simply enter a confirmation code on a screen at a kiosk outside, which opens a door and reveals an order that was assembled in less than 60 seconds.

The unit is 20 x 80 feet long and can reportedly hold 30,000 items, including chilled and frozen products. It is accessible 24-7.

No word yet on a planned roll-out beyond Oklahoma.