As recently said by Walmart’s CEO and President Doug McMillon, the delivery service Walmart GoLocal exceeded the 1 million deliveries milestone. The service will also celebrate a one-year anniversary after the launch. The Home Depot is Walmart GoLocal’s first retail client, expanding the delivery coverage to around 300 locations nationwide. However, the target of this service is not only on major retailers like The Home Depot, and mid-sized businesses that do not always have good delivery capacities are also supported.
“We continue to sign up larger-scale customers and we’re making strides on the bigger unlock, which are small- and medium-sized businesses,”, as said by McMillon and added that by the end of the year, delivering from 5,000 businesses and retail locations are expected.
Walmart GoLocal is an efficient way for businesses to offer delivery options to their customers. The service also covers suburban and rural areas and offers flexible delivery options such as Express, Scheduled, Same Day, or Next Day delivery. The focus customers of Walmart GoLocal are retailers that can be of a wide range of product categories such as groceries, clothing, electronics, etc. The service first started in August 2021 offering businesses efficient and at the same time low-cost delivery service. Deliveries can be in as little as 30 minutes.
Walmart is growing in different directions apart from in-store sales. The company also doubled the coverage of its InHome grocery delivery service. This service is also available in some new markets across the U.S. and offers the opportunity for customers to get their groceries delivered directly to their homes. The efforts result in e-commerce growth of 12% in the second quarter, and a 7.1% growth in net sales. McMillon also added that Walmart is moving towards being more digital: “We’re becoming more digital, even more relevant as an omnichannel retailer, and the related businesses like fulfillment and advertising continue to grow,”.