Walmart testing same-day delivery in select US markets

Oct 9, 2012
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Walmart testing same-day delivery in select US markets

Walmart has been known to host some pretty sweet tech deals in the past, including a $114 iPhone 4S and a $100 iTunes gift card selling for $80. In order to get these deals to you even faster than most expedited shipping methods, the retail chain is testing out a same-day delivery service in a few US cities across the country.

They're calling the service "Walmart To Go" and the testing phase will run from now through the holiday season. The service will be available in Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and the San Jose/San Francisco area. Shoppers will be able to go online to shop for various items, and then have them delivered to their doorstep on the very same day.

Shoppers will be charged a $10 fee per order, but the good news is that there's no limit to the number of items you can have in your shopping cart, and there's no minimum purchase requirement either. However, not everything that Walmart offers will be eligible for same-day delivery. Similar to what Amazon does with its "Free Super Saver Shipping", Walmart only offers select items for the service.

To achieve same-day delivery, your items are shipped from the nearest Walmart store, as opposed to one of the company's large warehouses. You also must order before 12pm in order to get your items on the same day. Walmart is currently working with UPS on this new service, and there's no word if or when Walmart plans to permanently bring same-day delivery to the whole country.

[via TechCrunch]


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