Walmart will now offer shoppers the option to have their online orders delivered the next day, following Amazon promising one-day delivery for all Amazon Prime members and spending $800 million to improve its delivery infrastructure to make this possible.
Walmart on Tuesday is beginning its rollout of next-day delivery, starting in Phoenix and Las Vegas, the company announced in a blog post. The option will be available in Southern California over the next few days. And it will expand to reach roughly 75 percent of American consumers by the end of 2019, including 40 of the top 50 major metros in the U.S., according to Walmart.
Walmart isn’t disclosing the cost of its latest delivery push. But the company says it’s been working on it for quite some time.
“We have been working on this for the past several years,” Marc Lore, the head of Walmart’s e-commerce business in the U.S., said about the move toward next-day shipping. “We’ve been investing … and now we are in the position to reap the benefits.”
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