Walmart customers will soon be getting grocery delivery service to the greater Baltimore region. The retailer announced on Monday that the service would also be provided to the surrounding areas, including Glen Burnie, Laurel, and Cockeysville.
The grocery delivery service which kicks off with DoorDash will begin on August 14. DoorDash is a technology-driven food delivery service provider to customers in 600 cities since the last four and a half years. In late April this year, Walmart and DoorDash joined hands to broaden their spectrum of work. The service took off from a major metro, Atlanta, and Walmart claimed that 40 percent of the U.S. households would receive the grocery delivery service by the end of the year.
How does the grocery delivery happen? After you place an order, a “Personal Shopper” will collect the items and produce and intimate the Walmart store associate who will get the order ready and notify the DoorDash delivery person.
Customers may opt for a one-hour window for delivery. The charge per order placed will be a fee of $9.95 by Walmart, and the customers do not need to subscribe to the service. Also note, there are no price markups. A Walmart spokeswoman stated that tipping if any, is insisted in cash.
The company is now one of the leading retailers offering home delivery for groceries such as Target and Shipt. Owing to the increase in competition between same-day delivery retailers, Walmart has teamed up with many such services to ensure customers are satisfied and the digital footfall speaks volumes in the revenue reports.
New to Walmart online grocery shopping?
Download the Walmart Grocery App and start shopping. Add items and fresh produce to your cart. Choose a time window. Specify your location and place your order. The DoorDash delivery person will be at your doorstep to deliver your groceries without you ever having to leave your couch.