Walmart To Deliver Added Convenience to Homes for the Holidays; Tom Ward Illustrates
BENTONVILLE, AR - Consumer demand is through the roof, as evidenced by unprecedented challenges across the supply chain. Looking to get its products in the hands of as many shoppers as possible, Walmart is readying for the holidays with a convenience-forward seasonal strategy. Overall, the company is expanding its hours for store delivery, opening new delivery windows for shoppers, and building on its list of delivery-eligible items.
“Drivers will be making deliveries from stores to doors until 10 p.m. local time. This allows customers to place orders up to 6 p.m. for same-day or next-day deliveries,” said Tom Ward, Senior Vice President of Last Mile, in a company release.
With extra time in the day to get their groceries, consumers will also have greater windows of availability, which will be crucial as demand continues to rise.
“We’re adding even more delivery time frames to place an order for local delivery. This is made possible by a new feature on the Spark Driver app,” Ward continued. “The feature, called Shopping and Delivery, gives service providers the option to shop and deliver customers’ orders. So, if existing delivery time frames are full, we can continue offering customers the delivery times they need.”
Doubling down on this holiday strategy, Walmart has also expanded its selection of products offered for delivery.
As shoppers begin to stock up their virtual carts with fresh fruits and vegetables this season, Walmart is one retailer that will be waiting at the ready.