Walmart Two-hour delivery
Walmart is releasing a new delivery service called Express Delivery, which will be delivering products in less than two hours to a client’s home, the company revealed on Thursday. Although following shelter-in-place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, the new feature may be helpful if you need to get things in a hurry.
For more than 160,000 items, including “groceries, daily necessities, toys and electronics,” you’ll be able to always use Express Delivery, says Walmart. Express Delivery will cost $10 in addition to the normal delivery fee unless you are an user of the Delivery Unlimited Subscription Program of the company, in which instance Express Delivery will only pay $10.
Walmart confirmed Express Delivery has been piloted in 100 stores since mid-April. By early May, the company expects to extend it to almost 1,000 stores and make it available to almost 2,000 total stores “in the weeks that follow.” If Express Delivery is available in your region, when you check out online, you will be able to choose the service, although you will need to have at least $30 worth of stuff in your shopping basket to be able to choose that delivery form.
Walmart’s Express Delivery offer will help the retailer compete with company Amazon, which with its Amazon Prime Now program has provided two hour delivery to Amazon Prime customers for years. Prime Now launched in 2014, it’s available in selected US markets.