Here’s an interesting fact. As much as 70% of the U.S. population actually live within 5 miles of an existing Walmart store. This makes grocery shopping supposedly very easy. However, with work and family demands, it can be hard to make time to drive to Walmart and gather groceries. In fact, Walmart also learned that a busy Mom usually orders groceries online between the hours of 8 and 9 p.m., when the kids have already gone to bed. And to make things easier for equally busy customers, Walmart has started offering a grocery pickup service that makes grocery shopping work around your schedule.
Taking your grocery shopping online has never been easier. That’s because Walmart Global eCommerce EVP and Chief Operating Officer Michael Bender says that once Walmart gets your online grocery orders, a personal shopper would go ahead and grab them from store aisles for you. And when you’re ready to pick them up, a Walmart associate will meet you in a designated parking area where he or she will even help you load your groceries into the car. Customers said they love this new service. Some even said it takes just five minutes to get groceries done this way.
Upon its launch, Walmart offered its free online grocery pickup service in select stores in Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte and Fayetteville, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Tucson, Arizona as well as Colorado Springs, Colorado. Meanwhile, Bender says the company is always looking to add more stores in other markets onto their list of pickup locations. Meanwhile, you can enter your ZIP code here to check if the service is already available in your area.
At the same time, Walmart also offer online grocery shopping in Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Chile, Argentina and the U.K.