Walmart ‘delivers’ on new partnerships
Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery relationships in an effort to amplify its reach.
The company announced the addition of four delivery companies to its team to help expand the retailer’s popular Online Grocery Delivery option. Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie will help power Walmart’s Online Grocery Delivery in metro areas across four states with further expansion planned in the coming weeks.
“Customers love our Grocery Delivery service. As they are busy managing jobs, soccer practice, dance lessons and social schedules we are on a mission to do more than keep a little extra money in their pockets,” said Tom Ward, senior vice president of digital operations, Walmart U.S. “With the help of these new delivery partners, we’re making grocery shopping even easier by bringing the everyday low prices of Walmart right to the front door of customers.”
To use delivery, customers place their orders online at Walmart.com/grocery or on the existing Walmart Grocery App, switch to the Delivery tab, and select a delivery window at checkout. After orders have been picked by Walmart’s personal shoppers, a member of the delivery partner’s team retrieves the order from a Walmart store and delivers it right to the customer during their specified delivery window.
Groceries can be delivered to customers as soon as the same day. Walmart’s Online Grocery Delivery carries a simple fee structure and a $30 minimum order - no subscription, no price markups. Customers can get their first order delivered for free with promo code FRESHCAR with a $50 minimum order. Walmart currently offers Grocery Delivery in more than 100 metro areas.
The retailer claims that it will make grocery deliveries to more than 300 metro areas by the end of this year.