Walmart - the largest U.S. retailer – announced it is rolling out its pick-up service for online grocery delivery in eight new markets. Shartia Brantley reports.
Walmart - the largest U.S. retailer is rolling out its pick-up service for online grocery delivery in eight new markets. Shoppers in these as well as five test markets will be able to order their groceries on Walmart.com, then drive to their local Walmart store to pick up their order in a designated space reserved for the service. There is no subscription fee and same- day pickup is available for orders placed by 10am. The company will also hire full-time "personal shoppers" who will handle picking the customers' orders. Walmart gets more than 50 percent of its U.S. sales from food - making it the biggest U.S. grocer. The move comes as Walmart competitors including Amazon and Target are also testing e-commerce grocery initiatives.