Walmart is not giving up so fast and is making great strides to compete with Amazon. The company is investing heavily to expand its online presence and also delivery services of its grocery business and going after online retailer Amazon in the process.
On Friday, in an announcement, the retail giant said it will partner with ride-hailing services Uber, Lyft and Deliv to test its pilot program, 'The last mile' or same-day grocery deliveries at the door steps of its customers.
In recent times, Walmart has taken its online grocery business to new heights allowing customers to place an order online and pick up their orders at a store nearby.
In San Jose and Denver, Walmart has been already delivering for the last couple of years via a Walmart grocery truck. But that changed when the company started testing its grocery delivery services, this year in Miami through a partnership between Sam's Club brand and same day delivery start-up, Deliv.
In the next couple of weeks, Wal-Mart's Denver and Phoenix customers will see deliveries through Uber and Lyft. They will offer direct delivery from stores to the customer's door.
This month, Walmart is expanding its grocery pickup to fourteen new markets and by the end of next month, the delivery service will be extended to sixty or more markets. That is almost triple the amount of twenty markets where the company catered to, in April.
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