Walmart has partnered with logistics company Postmates to expand its online grocery delivery programme to more than 40% of the US households.
The logistics firm has started the delivery service in Charlotte, North Carolina with plans to expand the programme further in the coming months.
The retail chain with the help of its personal shoppers and Postmates’s delivery network, will deliver groceries to customers’ doorsteps.
Under the deal, Walmart will offer a three-week training programme for its personal shoppers on how to help customers to choose products using the delivery programme.
Walmart US central operations executive vice-president Mark Ibbotson said: “With the help of Postmates, we’re making grocery shopping even easier by bringing the every day low prices of Walmart right to the front door of customers in Charlotte with more areas to be added soon.”
To use the delivery service, customers need to place orders online at Walmart.com/grocery and on the Walmart Grocery App.
Grocery options available with this service include fresh produce, seafood, meat, bakery items, pantry staples, seasonal general merchandise, and consumables.
The online grocery delivery service offers same-day delivery and is available for price of $9.95 and a minimum order of $30 is a must.
Customers can also use the service to order goods online and pick them up at stores.
The retailer also offers Grocery Hero, an online grocery pickup service that allows customers to order their groceries online and pick them up in stores.
The service is currently available in 1,200 stores and will be included in 1,000 more stores later this year.
Postmates merchant lead and senior vice president Dan Mosher said: “Both Walmart and Postmates strive to make the lives of our customers easier.
“With our growing fleet of 160,000 couriers, we are confident that we’ll be providing Walmart customers with the ultimate convenience.”