Walmart to open massive pickup/delivery center
Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart will soon be opening its largest standalone grocery pickup and delivery center to date.
The company announced that it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, two days before the facility officially opens its doors on July 10 at its new Lincolnwood, Ill. location. The company will also be conducting a tour of the 40,000-square-foot facility, as well as vendors on site to distribute refreshments and giveaways.
To mark the opening of the Lincolnwood pickup point, Walmart will waive pickup and delivery fees until Sept. 15. Shoppers can use the code SHOPFREE as many times as they want on purchases of $50 or more when checking out, to receive free delivery or pickup.
To use a Walmart pickup point, customers place their orders online or through the Walmart Grocery App, choose pickup or delivery, and select a time window at checkout. After the order is placed, a specially trained Walmart personal shopper selects the order inside the pickup point. Shoppers who have chosen pickup notify Walmart of their arrival by app or phone, and the personal shoppers place the order in the customer’s vehicle. For those who choose delivery, a Walmart delivery partner retrieves the order from the pickup point and delivers it to the customer during a specified delivery window.