makes a move to streamline urban deliveries

Walmart’s e-commerce arm is making it easier for New Yorkers — especially those without a doorman — to get their deliveries. is teaming up with Latch, a provider of smart building access technologies, to integrate a reader-style electronic access product in 1,000 buildings in New York City. The installation, which is being paid for by the partners, will give more than 100,000 residents the ability to retrieve orders electronically, according to TechCrunch.
Using their smartphone as a key, participating residents can grant access to delivery companies, dropping off packages even if they aren’t home. The solution, called the R Access system, also provides a visual audit trail of guests, as well as management tools that enable users to add users and share access, according to Latch’s website, the report said.
All 1,000 buildings will be set up to provide access to Jet’s delivery partners. The program could be a catalyst for Jet to streamline deliveries in metro and urban areas, according to the report.
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