Walmart+ announces interior garage delivery for myQ devices is coming soon
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
Chamberlain’s smart home platform myQ has announced a partnership with Walmart to offer in-garage delivery of products ordered online.
The new service, which does not have an official launch date, will be available to Walmart+ subscribers only and require a compatible myQ garage door opener or access system, which includes products under the LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Merlin and Grifco names.
Chamberlain already has a partnership with Amazon’s Key service, which allows delivery drivers to open customers’ compatible garage doors, place deliveries inside and close the door when done. Users are required to sign up and configure the service and drivers can only open the doors during a short window of time when near the customer’s home.
Amazon Key requires an Amazon Prime membership, a subscription-based plan that includes free expedited shipping.
Walmart says that its “highly-trained, full-time associates” will deliver items inside garages with myQ devices and even place cold items in a refrigerator in a garage, which isn’t something Amazon currently offers.
The announcement also mentions that customers can have returns picked up via the same system, which is also something above what Amazon offers.
Earlier in August 2022, Walmart announced a partnership with Paramount+ to include the streaming service in its $98-a-year Walmart+ membership at no additional fee.
Walmart+ also includes discounts on gas, early access to sales and the use of an in-store scan and pay experience via the Walmart app.
Amazon Prime, meanwhile, adds additional services such as streaming video, photo storage and access to special features and pricing.