Walmart is commercialising its delivery platform with the launch of Walmart GoLocal, a new white label delivery as a service offering for businesses of all sizes.
The service offering will include delivery on a range of goods, including those that are more complex.
“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 has developed its delivery options, launching and scaling 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 fulfilment centres.
“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 established several agreements with national and enterprise retail clients and is currently accepting select new merchant partners.
Walmart has already launched initiatives like Walmart Connect and Walmart Fulfillment Services.