Beginning in late June, customers in certain markets will have the chance to order their groceries from Walmart online and have them delivered to their door.
In an attempt to keep up with the competition that Amazon has imposed on the grocery market, Walmart has announced plans to launch its own grocery delivery service.
According to a report from NACS, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Walmart will soon begin testing a grocery delivery service in partnership with Uber and Lyft. Walmart chose these two services from the dozens of companies that are currently vying for delivery agreements with retailers, restaurants and grocery stores to deliver goods to residences.
According to the report from NACS, a Walmart spokesperson informed The Wall Street Journal that the grocery delivery service will be available later this month in the Denver and Phoenix markets.
With this new service, customers will have the option to order their groceries online, at which point Walmart employees will select the merchandise and package the order. Walmart will then call for an Uber or Lyft driver to retrieve the order from the store and deliver it to the customer. NACS reported that delivery will cost $7 to $10, which will be paid to Walmart, not the drivers.