Walmart is the latest retailer to step up its home delivery game for online grocery orders. On Wednesday, the large chain of stores based in Arkansas said it would expand its online grocery delivery to more than 100 metropolitan areas in the US. UU Before the end of the year, compared to the current six markets.
In addition, the service that allows customers to order food online and have it ready to be picked up at the store will be expanded to 2,200 stores this year, compared to the current 1,200. Walmart is leveraging its extensive network of physical stores to keep up with Amazon when it comes to grocery services now that the online giant owns Whole Foods. For that, Walmart is now using 18,000 personal shoppers to buy groceries for customers who place orders online, and that program will expand this year, the company said.
Walmart will also offer same-day grocery delivery, he said in his statement. There will be a delivery fee of $ 9.95 and a minimum of $ 30 in the order. The retailer says it also uses "multi-source delivery services" or Uber and other travel services, according to The New York Times. It is not clear, however, if Uber Freight will eventually be part of this agreement as well.