Wal-Mart Adds Curbside Pickup to Grocery Offerings
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
BENTONVILLE, AR - As of late, retailers are pushing further and further to tap into the consumer craze of online shopping on behalf of produce. From AmazonFresh to Instacart, strategies continue to search for the niche that will provide a faster, more efficient shopping experience to fresh, and Wal-Mart is the latest to join.
InvestorPlace reports that the retail giant has expanded its curbside pickup offerings to more than double its five pilot locations.
Eight more cities will now have curbside pickup available when grocery shopping online with Wal-Mart, including:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Charlotte and Fayetteville, North Carolina
- Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Tucson, Arizona
- Colorado Springs
These new avenues in shopping that help promote on-demand grocery delivery are growing on the buy-side, but are they peaking on the consumer end?
“We’ve tested online grocery options – both pickup and delivery – in a handful of markets across the USA, and each time we’ve added a new city, our customers begin using the service faster than they did in the previous one,” Wal-Mart said on its blog, published Tuesday.
Available on the same day if the orders are placed by 10:00 a.m. local, the service is free for consumers who select a pickup time when placing their order online.