Walmart Boosts Delivery Service

(May 1) - Walmart has revealed a new service that delivers more items from the store to customers’ doors in less than two hours.

The retail giant has accelerated the development of its Express Delivery service in the wake of COVID-19, piloting it in 100 stores since mid-April. This will expand to nearly 1,000 stores early this month and be available in almost 2,000 total outlets in the following weeks. Express Delivery allows buyers to order across more than 160,000 items from the company’s food, consumables and general merchandise assortment.

The service will cost $10 on top of the existing delivery charge, while Walmart’s Delivery Unlimited customers will pay a $10 fee per Express Delivery.

Walmart Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside commented: “We recognize our customers’ lives have changed during this pandemic and so has the way they shop. We also know when we come out of this, customers will be busier than ever, and sometimes that will call for supplies in a hurry.” (OPI)