Wal-Mart adds NY delivery company to e-commerce empire

Wal-Mart adds NY delivery company to e-commerce empire

Wal-Mart adds NY delivery company to e-commerce empire

The Parcel offering will join Walmart's existing fulfillment options, including free two-day shipping to home, a pickup discount and free online grocery pickup service. "Jet has been testing free same-day delivery of certain orders to customers in New York City". Walmart will now be able to tap into Parcel'shomegrownn familiarity with the market.

Jet.com, which Walmart bought a year ago for US$3.3bn, says the brand, called Uniquely J, will cater to the needs of young urban adults, so-called 'metro millennials'. The purchase of Parcel, a Brooklyn-based specialist in same day, overnight and scheduled deliveries of perishable and non-perishable items, adds to Wal-Mart's push into e-commerce following the $3.3 billion purchase of Jet.com in 2016 and other smaller acquisitions.

Walmart is determined not to be bested by Amazon when it comes to same-day delivery.

At the time that Walmart U.S. e-commerce lead Marc Lore announced the development, Bloomberg News found the company's customer service department was unaware the services was forthcoming. Walmart says it plans to use Parcel's delivery capabilities for last-mile deliveries to customers within New York City for general merchandise and grocery shipments.

The extreme density of the New York City area makes it a complicated market for delivery.

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Walmart has already been testing out rush deliveries in the city via their website Jet, said Nate Faust, the senior vice president of Walmart's eCommerce supply chain in the United States.

In a blog post today, Walmart announced its purchase of Parcel - an NYC-based same-day delivery service that allows customers to schedule deliveries within two-hour windows that are convenient for them.

Wal-Mart now offers grocery pick-up service at hundreds of stores nationwide and recently began testing same-day delivery at a handful of stores.

Wal-Mart now offers grocery pick-up service at hundreds of stores nationwide and is testing same-day delivery at a handful of stores. However, it will also work for WMT to delivery goods for it in the future. Further innovations range from associate delivery to in-building and in-fridge delivery with Latch and August Home. "It's the ideal place for high-impact innovation", he said.

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