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Monday, April 09, 2018

Wal-Mart Adding Pickup Towers

Makes sense,  See also comments in Retailwire.   The in-store location of the towers are criticized.

Walmart Is Adding Hundreds More Pickup Towers to Its Stores   By  Jonathan Vanian in Fortune.

Walmart is adding hundreds of more of its Pickup Towers at more of its brick-and-mortar stores all over the U.S.

After the retail giant sets up 500 more Pickup Towers at its U.S. stores, it will have a total of 700 of its over-sized delivery kiosks ready for use by the end of the year.

Walmart (WMT, +0.61%) first debuted the Pickup Towers last fall and pitched the 16-foot tall orange receptacles as an easier way for people to order toothpaste and other goods online, and then retrieve them from the self-serve machines.

The company said that since its debut, Walmart customers have placed over 500,000 orders. The kiosks large size makes them able to hold items as big as televisions, Walmart said.  .... " 

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