The largest retail chain walmart begins testing a new grocery delivery project. The first trial program will start operating at the end of June in Denver and Phoenix. A similar service was already launched at the beginning of the year in Miami, it showed good results.
To do this, the company entered into an agreement with Uber and Lyft, projects that are designed to find passing cars and fellow travelers. The program will work as follows - the buyer places an order online, Walmart employees collect the package, and then contact the drivers through Uber and Lyft services. Thus, delivery is carried out quickly and without delay. The service will cost customers from 7 to 10 US dollars. Michael Bender, head of Walmart's e-commerce division, wrote on the company's blog that the program will change based on customer feedback.
It is assumed that the new service will be able to compete with a similar service from Amazon - AmazonFresh, which also aims to deliver fresh food and household items that can be purchased at the supermarket.