- Thomson Reuters
Walmart’s latest expansion of its online delivery services will include the option to get your groceries delivered by an Uber or Lyft driver in certain markets, the company announced ahead of its shareholders meeting Friday.
“We’ve been working on convenient new ways to make shopping easier for our busy customers and members,” EVP and COO of Walmart Global eCommerce Michael Bender wrote on the company’s blog.
Within two weeks, Walmart is launching a pilot program with Uber in Phoenix and with Lyft in Denver.
Customers buying their groceries online will have the option to get their order delivered to them by a ride-sharing driver, at the existing delivery fee of $7-10.
It’s an extension of a program that has been quietly tested at Sam’s Club stores in Miami since March with the service Deliv.
Walmart has been heavily pushing its latest tech offerings, from Walmart Pay to its $49 free shipping membership, which is a response to Amazon Prime.
The company also said that it will be expanding its online grocery services to 14 additional markets by the end of June. The service is currently available in 40 markets, or roughly 200 stores.
While it would not release specific data on users, Walmart said that 90% of shoppers using the online grocery service are repeat customers.
Editor’s note: Walmart’s initial press release incorrectly stated where the company will work with Uber and Lyft. This post has been updated to reflect the change.