During the last couple of years, Walmart stores have been testing grounds for innovations to improve the shopping experience. The company is focused on how it can use physical assets to deliver new conveniences to consumers.
Recently, the company has opened a new Neighborhood Market in Coral Way, Florida that offers a number of new technologies:
- Online Grocery Pickup: The first grocery pickup location in this part of Miami can fulfill hundreds of orders per day. Consumers will be able to order online and pick up their groceries without getting out of their cars.
- Same-Day Grocery Delivery: The specialty trained personal shoppers will pick out the best produce and grocery items to be delivered to consumer’s homes.
- Expanded Checkout Options: This is the first location in Florida to offer this fast, efficient checkout experience. Walmart tested the expanded self-checkout at a prototype store in Arkansas, and consumers said they enjoyed the convenience and speed. This store will offer large basket self-checkout lanes that give consumers the option to scan the groceries themselves or have a self-checkout host assist with the transaction.
- Checkout with me: Associates can check consumers out anywhere in-store using handheld store devises.
In addition to these services, the new store will have several of the conveniences consumers enjoy such as pharmacy services, full-service deli and newly redesigned fresh produce department. The store is expected to create about 100 new jobs.