Walmart launched its online grocery delivery service not too long ago. It’s currently available in six markets across the United States and the company wants to offer this service in a lot more areas by the end of this year. Walmart has said that it’s going to expand its online grocery delivery service to more than 40 percent of U.S. households by the end of 2018. It aims to cover more than 100 metro areas during this time.
What that means is that Walmart will be making grocery deliveries from more than 800 stores across the country. It’s competing with Amazon in this space which started delivering groceries through Whole Foods for Prime Now users.
However, unlike Amazon, Walmart doesn’t require a subscription for its online grocery delivery service. Customers only need to place a minimum order of $30. Customers can place their orders at the dedicated walmart.com/grocery website or use the Walmart Grocery app on their smartphones.
Customers can select the time window in which they want to pick up their groceries curbside or they can have them delivered. In some cases, they can even get their order delivered on the same day. The curbside pickup doesn’t cost money but deliveries carry a fee of $9.95.
Walmart has tested grocery deliveries with partners like Uber and Deliv in multiple markets. The broader rollout of this feature is going to rely on these services and others that will be added to the roster as well.