SPEARFISH, S.D. - Walmart customers in Spearfish will have a new option Friday to skip the checkout lane and aisles.
The company is unveiling its first pickup tower in South Dakota.
The tower functions like a high-tech vending machine and can fulfill a customer's online order in less than a minute.
To use the tower you order online at Walmart.com and select the pickup option at checkout.
The new service is the latest example of how Walmart is trying to be more convenient and compete with online giant Amazon.
"We know speed and convenience are important to our customers, whether they're shopping in our stores or online; so we're always looking for new ways to save them time," said Store Manager Corey Heiting. "The Pickup Tower pilot phase has been so successful Walmart is expanding it to additional locations across the country and we're proud to be the first in South Dakota."