Walmart Partners With Home Depot on Direct Deliveries of Online Purchases to Consumers
By Vance Cariaga, GOBankingRates
October 6, 2021
Walmart didn’t become the world’s biggest retailer by playing small ball, and it flexed its muscles again this week by announcing a partnership with Home Depot allowing the country’s largest home improvement retailer to hire Walmart drivers to deliver certain online purchases directly to customers’ doors.
In a Wednesday press release, Home Depot said the two retailers will work together to expand Home Depot’s same-day and next-day delivery services with Walmart GoLocal, which launched in August. The service will be available in select markets in the coming weeks, with plans to expand to multiple markets across the United States by the end of the year.
CNBC, citing spokespeople from the two companies, said Walmart will begin the deliveries at select stores in New Mexico in the next few weeks before expanding to other markets. Terms were not disclosed. However, products that qualify for Walmart GoLocal deliveries include tools, fasteners, paint and other supplies that easily fit in a car. The delivery option will be available when online customers check out.
“This partnership brings us even closer to our goal of offering same-day or next-day delivery to 90% of the U.S. population,” Stephanie Smith, Home Depot’s senior vice president of supply chain, said in a statement...