Walmart has announced it is rolling out its Express Delivery service in nearly 1,000 stores.
Walmart has been piloting Express Delivery in 100 stores since mid-April, but has accelerated the development of the program in an effort to meet customers’ needs in the midst of the pandemic. Express Delivery will let customers order some 160,000 items from stores and have them delivered to their doorstep within two hours.
“We know our customers’ lives have changed during this pandemic, and so has the way they shop,” said Janey Whiteside, chief customer officer, Walmart. “We also know when we come out of this, customers will be busier than ever, and sometimes that will call for needing supplies in a hurry. COVID-19 has prompted us to launch Express Delivery even faster so that we’re here for our customers today and in the future.”
The service will debut in nearly 1,000 stores in early May, reaching nearly 2,000 stores in the coming weeks. This is good news for shoppers around the country, as they endeavor to stay safe during the pandemic.