Wal-Mart tests giant vending machine for in-store pickups from online orders

Shoppers entering Wal-Mart stores in Bentonville, Ark. — also the location of the retail giant's headquarters — are greeted by a large tower near the store entrance.

The tower, which the company refers to as an automatic pickup machine, is a large vending machine online customers can use to pick up orders in the store, reports Business Insider.

When customers buy a product online, they receive an order number, which they then bring to the store. Once they enter their order number into the machine, it will dispense the customer's package.

According to Business Insider, Wal-Mart is testing various in-store pick up methods, including pickup lockers. The company said it is still collecting customer feedback on the new automatic pickup machine.

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