Walmart and Sam’s Club will begin testing last-mile grocery delivery that uses services including Uber, Lyft and Deliv, to bring customers’ orders to their homes. The announcement is being made at Walmart’s annual shareholders week in Arkansas, and comes following the launch of a similar pilot program in Miami in March. There, Walmart-owned Sam’s Club is using the parcel delivery service Deliv to test delivery of general merchandise and groceries for its business members in the area.
With the new pilot program involving Uber and Lyft, Walmart customers will be able to shop using the company’s online grocery service at grocery.walmart.com, then request delivery at checkout for a small fee. The company says it’s starting “small” with these tests and will let customers guide the process going forward.
- Taxis could easily do the same delivery job.