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Walmart launches new white label delivery system
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Walmart said Tuesday that it will start commercializing its delivery platform, helping businesses of all sizes deliver goods to customers through contract workers, autonomous vehicles and even drones.
Three years ago, the nation's largest retailer launched and scaled delivery and Express delivery for its shoppers on more than 160,000 items from more than 3,000 stores, tapping into nearly 70% of the U.S. population.
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With Walmart GoLocal, a potential threat to delivery services such as Uber and DoorDash, the company aims to target more local communities, particularly businesses in rural areas that have struggled to implement their own delivery operations.
"We’ve worked hard to develop a reliable last mile delivery program for our customers," Tom Ward, senior vice president of customer products at Walmart, said. "Now, we’re pleased to be able to use these capabilities to serve another set of customers, local merchants."