Walmart Partners with DoorDash to Expand Its Grocery Delivery Operations
BENTONVILLE, AR - As the grocery delivery market becomes more crowded, Walmart is making strides to expand its delivery options and gain ground on competitors like Amazon. The company announced a new partnership with delivery company DoorDash.
“We’re connecting all the parts of our business to create a shopping experience like no one else can. With the expansion of our Online Grocery Delivery program, customers can have great items at every day low prices delivered to their door with the click of a button,” said Greg Foran, President and CEO, Walmart U.S. “With the help of DoorDash, we’re delivering the best of Walmart to customers in Atlanta and beyond.”
According to a Walmart press release, the two companies will begin their partnership in the Atlanta metro area, and throughout the next several months DoorDash and Walmart will broaden their work together in more markets as the retailer expands to reach more than 40 percent of U.S. households with delivery by the end of the year.
“Our work with Walmart marks DoorDash’s official launch beyond restaurant delivery,” said DoorDash’s Chief Operating Officer, Christopher Payne. “We look forward to expanding across the country, enabling Walmart customers everywhere to spend more time doing the things they love.”
DoorDash will work with Walmart’s team of more than 18,000 personal shoppers to bring delivery to thousands of customers in Atlanta allowing them to shop for and have fresh groceries without ever leaving their couch. Customers will have access to fresh produce, meat, seafood and bakery items, along with pantry staples, consumables and seasonal general merchandise.
To use delivery, customers in Atlanta place their orders online at Walmart.com/grocery or on the existing Walmart Grocery App, switch to the Delivery tab, and select a delivery window at checkout. Grocery orders through DoorDash and Walmart can be deliverd same-day and will involve a $9.95 fee and a simple $30 minimum order with no subscription and no price markups.
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