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Walmart Will Expand $9.95 Grocery Delivery Service to 100 Cities in 2018
Walmart recently announced it’s expanding its grocery delivery service from six cities to more than 100 by the end of the year.
Customers can order same-day grocery delivery for a $9.95 flat fee per order of $30 or more. The Wall Street Journal reported that Uber and other companies that provide crowdsource delivery services will bring the order to your door. First-time customers can use promo code FRESHCAR for free delivery.
The service’s flat delivery fee and same-as-store pricing are advantages over other grocery delivery services, which have varying delivery fees and annual memberships, and often charge more for items.
Walmart already offers online grocery ordering at 1,200 stores and plans to expand that service by 1,000 more locations in 2018, the release stated. Customers order and pay online before picking their orders up at a designated curbside location.
The company tested its grocery delivery option in Tampa, Orlando, Dallas, San Jose, Phoenix and Denver. Walmart will start announcing additional locations over the next few weeks; you can check the online grocery map for details.
In its release, Walmart said it has more than 18,000 personal shoppers who complete a three-week training program to learn how to select fresh produce and meat cuts.
Lisa Rowan is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder.