Walmart Canada customers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) can receive their online orders in as fast as 30 minutes through Walmart Now, a new virtual convenience offering featuring Walmart's quickest delivery speeds.
The pilot is being powered by Instacart and facilitated directly through existing Walmart stores. Walmart Now service provides customers with the opportunity to shop from Walmart's wide assortment of fresh groceries, pantry and household essentials like pet, baby and personal care items, snacks and more. Walmart says it's the latest example of how the company is unlocking its stores capabilities and leveraging its existing footprint to enhance its omnichannel experience for customers and provide more choice.
Launching Walmart Now, our new Canadian convenience offering featuring our quickest delivery speeds, is proof that Walmart Canada is here to drive change in the eCommerce space," said Laurent Duray, chief e-commerce officer, Walmart Canada. "We're nimble, we're determined and we're here to change the way Canadians shop online with Walmart. Piloting 30-minute delivery is a milestone in our roadmap to making it faster, easier and more convenient than ever to shop with us."
The pilot will leverage Walmart's existing network of stores to make the delivery option possible for about 40 per cent of Greater Toronto Area households. Nearly 4,000 of Walmart's most-shopped items will be available to customers through Walmart Now, allowing customers to access the essentials they need faster than ever, picked and delivered from 10 existing Walmart locations. Instacart uses Carrot Storefront, part of the Instacart Platform suite of enterprise-grade technology solutions, to enable Walmart Now.