Walmart Canada Expands E-Commerce Offerings
CANADA - Walmart is going on the offensive in Canada, expanding its e-commerce offerings with 22 new Grocery Pickup locations and Pickup Towers across the country as part of its recent $175 million renovation investment. The retailer is also launching Mobile Check-in to coincide with its latest online grocery charge.
“Walmart is always looking for innovative approaches to help our customers save time and money, and we’re constantly trying new things,” said Lee Tappenden, President and CEO of Walmart Canada, in a press release. “We’re thrilled to offer the Mobile Check-in technology to customers, potentially shaving valuable minutes off their online grocery pickup experience. Early next year we’ll also trial Pickup Towers—another way we are using our stores to offer convenience and time saving options to our customers.”
The Mobile Check-in is available via the Walmart app and allows customers to check in 30 minutes prior to their scheduled grocery pickup time. Once the customer is close to the store, store associates are alerted and their order is ready to go upon their arrival. This new innovative feature is only available in the 22 locations where Grocery Pickup is also being launched. Locations include Regina, Halifax, Moncton, Victoria, and Quebec City.
In addition, Walmart is also introducing the Pickup Towers to the Canadian market in early 2019 with two test locations in Oakville, Ontario, and Mississauga, Ontario.
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