The garage continues to gain popularity as the delivery location of choice for today savvy online shopper
OAK BROOK, Ill., August 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Walmart is joining forces with myQ® smart garage technology to expand garage delivery through Walmart+ InHome. Millions of homeowners who already use the myQ app to monitor, control and secure their garage door, as well as Walmart+ InHome members, will soon be able to easily deliver Walmart groceries and household essentials to their garage. InHome associates will also be able to take returns inside the garage, eliminating the hassle of returns for customers.
“Walmart+ InHome’s goal is to give our members convenience and choice and, over the past few years, we’ve found that our garage delivery option is a popular choice among members,” said. Whitney Pegden, VP and GM, InHome. “We’re really excited about myQ smart garage technology helping us reach more customers with a smoother garage experience.”
When it comes to smart garage technology, myQ has a stronghold on the market with one in five households already equipped with a myQ smart garage door opener. myQ can be found in the LiftMaster® and Chamberlain® smart garage door opener brands or can be easily integrated with other leading garage door opener brands with a myQ smart garage control device.
As online shoppers continue to look for better delivery solutions that are secure, convenient and flexible, the nation’s largest retailers, such as Walmart, are using myQ to make it even easier for customers to use delivery services such as Walmart+ InHome and take advantage of the benefits of -garage delivery.
“With over 210 million packages disappearing from ports across the U.S. last year, many consumers feel the need to plan their day around deliveries to ensure they get their packages and groceries,” said Like Fitzgerald, Senior Director of Delivery Services for Chamberlain Group, a global leader in access control solutions with its Chamberlain and LiftMaster garage door opener brands and myQ technology. “Delivery inside the garage puts the customer in control without having to plan the day around deliveries—rain or shine, packages and groceries will stay safe inside the garage until someone is free to pick them up.”
With the Walmart+ InHome delivery service, customers will be able to purchase groceries, household essentials and other items from the Walmart app and have them delivered to the garage. Full-time Walmart associates will be assigned to delivery, providing a trusted and familiar face to every order. On the day of delivery they will receive one time access in the garage via a connected myQ device. They will take the order to the garage (and – if available – the garage fridge), disinfect every surface they touch, and take every return. Once the delivery is complete, they will lock the garage door to ensure that the home and packages are safe.
“If you’re not sure you have a myQ smart garage door opener, look to see if it has a myQ logo and a WiFi logo, or says ‘powered by myQ’ on your garage opener,” Fitzgerald added. “Then download the myQ app and follow the steps to connect your opener(s) to the myQ app.”
No myQ? No problem. When you subscribe to Walmart+ InHome and select myQ as your default delivery method, you will be offered a FREE technology upgrade to make your existing garage door opener compatible.
In addition to turning the garage into a preferred package and grocery delivery location, myQ offers homeowners the ability to secure, control and monitor the garage on their smartphone through the myQ app. myQ helps increase garage and home security with real-time alerts that let homeowners know if they’ve left their garage door open. It also provides a more secure way to share access at home. Homeowners can easily let whoever they want through the myQ app or share access through the ‘Guest Access’ feature within the app – no need to share keys or codes.
To find out when Walmart+ InHome powered by myQ is available in your area, click here myq.com/walmart-availability.
About myQ Smart Access
myQ technology enables products to work seamlessly together to provide reliable and secure access management solutions that solve everyday access needs across common entry points in homes, communities, businesses and beyond. It’s a powerful platform that empowers people, businesses and partners with the knowledge to do more and the control to make it happen, anytime from anywhere. Follow myQ at Facebook AND Instagram.
About Chamberlain Group
The Chamberlain Group, a Blackstone company, is a global leader in intelligent access solutions across residential and commercial properties. Our popular brands LiftMaster®, Chamberlain®, Merlin® AND Grifco® found in millions of residential and commercial access applications across the globe. Our innovative products and partnerships, powered by us myQ® smart ecosystem, provide customers with intelligent access solutions to move safely through garages, homes, communities, businesses and storage facilities. The Chamberlain Group pioneered vehicle-to-home connectivity through patented technology in hundreds of millions of vehicles. The Chamberlain Group includes Group of controlled product systemsa leading wholesale distributor of perimeter access control equipment in the US, and Systems, LLC, one of North America’s leading dock level manufacturers. Follow the Chamberlain Group at Facebook, LinkedIn AND I tweet.
About Walmart Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime, anywhere – in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 230 million customers and members visit more than 10,500 stores and multiple e-commerce sites under 46 banners in 24 countries. With fiscal year 2022 revenues of 573 billion dollars, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunities. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting https://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at https://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/walmart.