Walmart Launches BOPIS Vending Machines |

By | July 6, 2017

News: Customers shopping on can pick up purchases in-store at automated Pickup Towers. The big box chain is testing a similar kiosk for groceries.


The Pickup Tower is just for customers using the buy-online-pick-up-in-store service, although a similar self-service kiosk is also in the works for customers who use to shop for their groceries. A pilot is being tested in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Warr Acres, Okla.

When online grocery shoppers arrive at the kiosk, they can key in an access code to trigger the machine to retrieve their order. Employees pack orders into bins ahead of time and store them in the 20-by-80-foot building, which is equipped with freezers and refrigeration to keep food fresh.