Walmart launches third-party delivery service, Walmart GoLocal

Walmart GoLocal’s delivery-as-a-service (DaaS) model provides businesses of all sizes with Walmart’s delivery capabilities, including delivery on a range of assortments and flexibility to meet varying shipping timelines (including shipping within two hours as well as a two-day delivery option) with additional innovative offerings rolling out in the future, said the retailer.

“In an era where customers have come to expect speed and reliability, it’s more important than ever for businesses to work with a service provider that understands a merchant’s needs,”​ said John Furner, president and CEO, Walmart US, adding that Walmart has spent years building and scaling commerce capabilities that support its network of more than 4,700 stores using its existing delivery network, which includes drones, autonomous vehicles, and market fulfillment centers.

“We look forward to helping other businesses have access to the same reliable, quality and low-cost services,” Furner added.

Walmart has spent several years building and scaling its e-commerce business and has launched and scaled delivery and Express delivery offerings for its customers on 160,000+ items from more than 3,000 stores, reaching nearly 70% of the US population with its diverse delivery network.

“We’ve worked hard to develop a reliable last mile delivery program for our customers… we’ve designed Walmart GoLocal to be customizable for merchants of all sizes and categories so they can focus on doing what they do best, leaving delivery speed and efficiency to us,” said Tom Ward, senior vice president, last mile, Walmart US.

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