Walmart Testing e-Shopping in Denver Area
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has revealed plans to test an online shopping service with home delivery in the greater Denver area, including stores in Broomfield and Centennial, according to published reports.
Customers will be allowed to try the service on a first-come, first-served basis by signing up at Walmart.com/togo. Walmart hasn’t yet indicated when the delivery system will go live.
Online shoppers will be able to choose from thousands of products, among them fresh produce, meat and seafood, dairy, baked goods, HBC products, electronics and toys. Shoppers pick a two-hour slot for delivery, with orders fulfilled by local Walmart Supercenters and delivered in Walmart To Go trucks. The fee will be $5 to $10, but the retailer intends to allow introductory offers to encourage customer enrollment, including some free delivery options, according to TechCrunch, a technology news website.
Orders placed before 8 a.m. can be delivered the same day, while other orders will be received in two or three days, The Denver Post reported, citing the Walmart To Go manager at the Broomfield store.
TechCrunch noted that customers can return unwanted items at the time of delivery, in-store or by calling to have a driver return to pick them up.
Since November 2012, Denver has taken part in Walmart’s wider same-day delivery initiatives. The company has also experimented with similar programs in the northern Virginia (excluding D.C.), Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and San Francisco/San Jose, Calif., markets.