News • 27.08.2021

Walmart launches Walmart GoLocal, a new delivery as a service business

Customizable white-label delivery service offering for merchants

The retailer is commercializing its delivery platform, beginning with delivery as a service, helping businesses of all sizes bring their products closer to their customers’ doorsteps. Walmart GoLocal is poised to be a top white-label delivery service provider and furthers the retailer’s strategy to build alternative revenue streams and profit pools.

A female delivery driver sitting in a van at the wheel with a box of groceries;...
Source: Walmart

“In an era where customers have come to expect speed and reliability, it’s more important than ever for businesses to work with a service provider that understands a merchant’s needs,” said John Furner, president and CEO, Walmart U.S. “Walmart has spent years building and scaling commerce capabilities that support our network of more than 4,700 stores and we look forward to helping other businesses have access to the same reliable, quality and low-cost services.”

Walmart GoLocal is built on the retailer’s proven ability to execute delivery capabilities at scale with efficiency. In just three years, Walmart launched and scaled delivery and Express delivery for its customers on 160,000+ items from more than 3,000 stores, reaching nearly 70% of the U.S. population and growing using its existing delivery network, including drones, autonomous vehicles and market fulfillment centers.

This white-label delivery as a service offering empowers businesses to grow using Walmart’s delivery capabilities and nationwide coverage at competitive pricing. This includes delivery on a range of assortment, including those with size and complex requirements, as well as the flexibility to meet varying timelines. The business will also rapidly expand to offer additional innovative offerings.

“We’ve worked hard to develop a reliable last mile delivery program for our customers,” said Tom Ward, senior vice president, last mile, Walmart U.S. “Now, we’re pleased to be able to use these capabilities to serve another set of customers, local merchants. Be it delivering goods from a local bakery to auto supplies from a national retailer, we’ve designed Walmart GoLocal to be customizable for merchants of all sizes and categories so they can focus on doing what they do best, leaving delivery speed and efficiency to us.”

Walmart GoLocal has already established a number of contractual agreements with national and enterprise retail clients and is currently accepting select new merchant partners at www.walmart.com/GoLocal.

Source: Walmart

related articles:

popular articles:

Thumbnail-Photo: Significant Deal For Dematic South Europe With A New Plant For Apparel...
07.06.2021   #e-commerce #fashion

Significant Deal For Dematic South Europe With A New Plant For Apparel Customer In Northern Italy

Dematic is proud to announce the near completion of a fully automated distribution centre located in Trecate (NO) Italy for the global luxury group, Kering.

Dematic is proud to announce the near completion of a fully automated distribution centre located in Trecate (NO) Italy for the global luxury group, Kering. The project has been developed by a constant exchange of information, commitment and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Gopuff: Grocery delivery via Uber
12.05.2021   #delivery #online food retailing

Gopuff: Grocery delivery via Uber

Uber partners with Gopuff to power everyday essentials delivery, as consumer demand for delivery grows

Uber Technologies, Inc. and Gopuff announced an exclusive partnership for Gopuff to power a new everyday essentials experience on Uber Eats.Gopuff, the go-to solution for immediate everyday needs, delivers a diverse selection of everyday essentials ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Benefits of exoskeletons for logistics: tests at DB Schenker...
12.04.2021   #logistic solutions #warehouse management

Benefits of exoskeletons for logistics: tests at DB Schenker

Exoskeletons offer relief during lifting work

Workers in the logistics sector are subjected to extreme physical strain. In parcel distribution centres, each employee lifts around 180,000 kilograms every week – the weight of an entire Boeing 747. The consequences are back pain, an ...