Walmart makes Express Delivery simpler

US retail giant Walmart is removing the $35 minimum order requirement for Express Delivery at the 3,000 stores where the offering is available – serving around 70% of the population of the USA.

Customers can order items from food, consumables and general merchandise lines and have them delivered the same day under the scheme. Walmart employs 170,000 personal shoppers to pick and pack the orders at the store chain. While the items bought online don’t cost any more than a shopper would pay when visiting and collecting the item personally, Express Delivery costs $10 on top of the delivery charge, while Walmart+ members only pay the $10.

“Many customers use Express delivery for when they’re in a pinch, whether it be a missing ingredient for a weeknight dinner or a pack of diapers,” said Tom Ward, senior vice president of customer product. “Customers told us sometimes the items they needed in a hurry didn’t meet the minimum, so we’re removing it, making it even easier for customers to get what they need when they need it.”

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