The Walmart Pickup Point is a 40,000-square-foot prototype outside of Chicago, but its a much different experience than the company's regular stores. Instead of heading into an enclosed space to pick products, consumers need to drive up to designated parking spots and have the workers load up their car with their order. The Walmart Pickup Point prototype was launched shortly before the pandemic began, signifying the immediacy of micro fulfillment in the current market.
COVID-19 reportedly caused a spike in digital shopping and surely, the Walmart Pickup Point provides a safe answer to one's worries. Of course, the megastore can make deliveries from this location, as well. Although inside, the location looks like a normal Walmart "with groceries and everyday items." However, customers are not allowed indoors.
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