Walmart has announced an agreement with Postmates which will see its online grocery delivery service reach more than 40% of US households. This will kick off in Charlotte, North Carolina with further expansion planned in the coming months. Postmates lines up alongside Uber and Deliv, who have been working with Walmart in select markets, including Dallas, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa and San Jose.
“Customers are busy, they are managing jobs, soccer practice, dance lessons and social schedules, so we are on a mission to do more than keep a little extra money in their pockets,” says Mark Ibbotson, Executive Vice President, Central Operations, Walmart US. “With the help of Postmates, we’re making grocery shopping even easier by bringing the everyday low prices of Walmart right to the front door of customers in Charlotte with more areas to be added soon.”
Dan Mosher, Senior Vice President, Merchant Lead, Postmates, comments: “With our growing fleet of 160,000 couriers, we are confident that we’ll be providing Walmart customers with the ultimate convenience.”