Walmart Announces Two Hour Delivery Service
To meet the growing demand for home delivery across the country, Walmart has just launched a brand new service that will deliver items to customer's homes in less than two hours. The stay at home orders and the pandemic in general have made things difficult when it comes to getting the things you need from the store in a timely manner. So the company announced that this Express Delivery service will be available to all customers online or through the app effective immediately in selected locations.
Walmart's normal delivery fees range anywhere from $7.95 to $9.95, or for members of Walmart's Delivery Unlimited service,just a $10 flat fee . However, if you chose the express delivery option, the cost will be an additional $10. According to Today, over 160,000 items will be available. You not only can chose groceries, but you can select items like toys an electronics as well.
Walmart has already been testing out this new service in 100 stores since last month. The plan is to expand to nearly 2 thousand stores within the upcoming weeks. According to Today, this service will now be a direct competitor of Amazon Prime's two hour delivery service that launched back in 2014.
"We know our customers’ lives have changed during this pandemic, and so has the way they shop,” Walmart chief customer officer Janey Whiteside said. “We also know when we come out of this, customers will be busier than ever, and sometimes that will call for needing supplies in a hurry. COVID-19 has prompted us to launch Express Delivery even faster so that we’re here for our customers today and in the future.