Walmart Rolls out Self-Service Pickup Kiosks

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Sometimes, bringing kids into Walmart is an exercise in patience. To make things a little easier, Walmart is now offering self-serve vending machine-style kiosks that will allow customers to easily and quickly pick up things they’ve ordered online — that means, in and out of the store, faster than you can say, “No, you can’t have that.”

The company will roll out the massive pickup towers in the next few months to dozens of stores in cities including Gilbert, Arizona; Glenpool, Oklahoma; Enterprise and Auburn, Alabama; Gwinnett County, Georgia; and Midlothian, Virginia, according to a Business Insider article. Each tower can hold dozens of items, the report said, and customers just have to enter a private code to have their items dispensed.

“We know speed and convenience are important to our customers, and we’re always looking for new ways to bring it to them,” Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg said in the article. “We are excited to be one of the first companies to test this new technology and are looking forward to hearing feedback from our customers and associates.”

The new pickup option comes after Walmart earlier this year announced it would offer discounts to customers who bought online and had their items shipped to the store instead of to their homes. Click here to get more details on that discount.

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