Walmart and Amazon’s competition continues.The latest development is that Walmart announced that it has plans to expand its Online Grocery Delivery service. Right now its available in six markets, but they are expanding to over 100 metro areas across the US this year. Also, Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup service, which is available in 1,200 stores right now, will reach 1,000 additional stores in 2018.
With its planned delivery expansion, that service would be available to over 40 percent of US households. That is a big and bold move against Amazon. Amazon and Walmart have been at each other for a while. Amazon has explored drive-up and automated grocery stores, while Walmart has tested out automated grocery kiosks, just to name a few things they are trying.
Walmart says that it already employs over 18,000 personal shoppers that gather and pack customers’ online orders and thousands more will be hired this year as its online grocery shopping expands. The delivery service has a $30 minimum order and comes with a $10 fee.
“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,” Tom Ward, Walmart’s VP of digital operations, said. “Today, we’re expanding this promise by helping even more customers save time and money without leaving their homes.”
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