Walmart Grocery Delivery to Grow From Six Markets to 100-Plus by End of Year
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart’s grocery delivery service will be accessible to more than 40 percent of U.S. households by the end of this year, according to the company.
The Bentonville-based retailer’s Online Delivery Service is currently available in only six markets. But by the end of 2018, the service will be available in 100-plus metropolitan areas.
Fresh produce, meat, seafood, bakery items, pantry staples and general merchandise will all be available for purchase through Walmart's website and mobile app.
Walmart will fulfill the orders via the company's personal shoppers and crowd-sourced delivery services. Shoppers can have their order fulfilled as soon as same day for a $9.95 cost of delivery. The minimum order requirement is $30.
“Our commitment goes further than saving customers money,” said Tom Ward, vice president, digital operations, Walmart U.S. “Ninety percent of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart store, and we serve more than 150 million customers a week, which gives us a unique opportunity to make every day a little easier for busy families. Today, we’re expanding this promise by helping even more customers save time and money without leaving their homes.”
Walmart's efforts to better serve its customers also include its click-and-collect program. Currently available at 1,200 locations, with 1,000 more stores adding it this year, the click-and-collect service enables online shoppers to pick up online orders at their local Walmart store without the hassle of exiting their vehicle.
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