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Walmart Is Teaming Up With Uber To Take On Amazon

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Walmart is testing a grocery delivery service that would allow shoppers to order items online and have them delivered to their door through Uber or Lyft, the company announced Friday ahead of its annual shareholders meeting. Those who buy groceries through the program would pay a 7- 10 delivery charge to Walmart. After placing an order, Walmart associates would complie the items and request an Uber or Lyft to transport the groceries to the customer's location. Walmart will be testing this program with Uber in Phoenix and with Lyft in Denver, Bloomberg reports. It's not the first time Walmart has experimented with grocery delivery.

Walmart takes aim at Amazon with help from Uber and Lyft


Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will be testing its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft in the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix. That's in addition to a quiet pilot program that started in March with Deliv for its Sam's Club customers that involves delivery of general merchandise and grocery for business members in Miami. The move is the latest step in the retailer's efforts to better compete with Amazon, which is delivering groceries directly to shoppers' homes in several markets. Wal-Mart's test works this way: A customer in one of the test locations orders groceries online and then selects a delivery window. A personal shopper then selects the products and the team may request a driver from one of these services to go to the store, pick up the customer's order and take it directly to the customer's location.

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Walmart is piloting a last-mile delivery service utilizing services Uber, Lyft, and Deliv. Testing is expected to take place in select cities within the next two weeks, according to a release. The company is working with Uber in Phoenix and Lyft in Denver, while a Sam's Club pilot with Deliv delivering general merchandise and groceries for business members in Miami began in March. To use the service, customers place their grocery order online and select a delivery window. A "highly-trained" Walmart associate, or personal shopper, gathers the items in the order and then requests a driver.

Walmart's grocery delivery service to launch in 100 cities


Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Amazon is expanding its grocery delivery, and Walmart is right on its heels. Just over a month after the online retailer announced its Prime Now delivery service will begin delivering Whole Foods groceries, Walmart has announced it'll expand its online grocery delivery service to over 100 metro areas this year. This means that over 40 percent of U.S. households will be able to order groceries from Walmart, the company claims.

Walmart ends grocery partnership with Uber


Walmart said Tuesday it's ending its two-year partnership with Uber to deliver groceries to people's homes, following the demise of Uber's on-demand delivery service called UberRush. Walmart will continue to use UberRush in four US markets through June, until the service shuts down. After that, Walmart will transition to another delivery service in those markets, Walmart spokeswoman Molly Blakeman said. The change, first reported by Reuters on Tuesday, comes just a few months after Walmart unveiled a big expansion of its grocery delivery service across the US in a bid to challenge Amazon's push into groceries. Losing the ride-hailing company could be seen as a setback to Walmart's efforts, though the retailer does have a handful of other partners to lean on, including Deliv, Postmates and DoorDash.