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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Walmart is rolling out its new Pickup Tower self-service kiosks to more than a dozen stores in the U.S.

The huge in-store kiosks, which stand at least 16 feet tall and about 8 feet wide, and are typically located near store entrances, allow customers to pickup their online orders. They first appeared in a Walmart store in Bentonville, Arkansas, last year.

To use the tower, customers scan a barcode on their purchase receipt. Within 45 seconds, a door on the machine opens, and the items appear on a conveyer belt, according to a Business Insider report.

The machine is giant because it holds several packages inside, but it's more versatile than pickup lockers – which Walmart has also tested – because it can adjust the size of the compartments where packages are kept.

Walmart recently started testing a similar concept for online grocery orders.

Click here to read the article.

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