Walmart has added four delivery companies to its team to help expand the retailer’s online grocery delivery service.
Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie will help power grocery delivery from Walmart in metro areas across four states with further expansion planned in coming weeks. Today, Walmart Grocery Delivery is available in more than 800 stores, with another 800 being added this year.
“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, SVP 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.”
With the help of Walmart’s personal shoppers and the delivery networks of these four companies, along with other key partners, thousands of customers will be able to shop for and have fresh groceries delivered to their doorsteps. Personal shoppers must complete a three-week training program learning how to select fresh produce and cuts of meat for online grocery customers.
To use the service, 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 currently offers delivery in more than 100 metro areas, and the retailer says it will make deliveries to more than 300 metro areas by the end of this year.