Walmart Canada has launched Walmart Now, a rapid delivery service powered by Instacart for grocery and convenience items.
Mississauga of Ontario-based Walmart Canada said Friday that under a pilot in the greater Toronto area, customers can place orders online and receive their items in 30 minutes. Described as a “virtual convenience” store, the Walmart Now Instacart platform is powered by the Carrot storefront solution in the e-commerce suite, which is catered by Walmart stores.
Walmart Canada said about 4,000 of its most commonly purchased items are available to customers through Walmart Now, including fresh groceries, pantry items, snacks, and household items such as pet, baby and personal care items. Products are selected and delivered from 10 Walmart stores in the Toronto area.
“The launch of Walmart Now, our new Canadian facility offering our fastest delivery speeds, is proof that Walmart Canada is in the e-commerce space,” said Laurent Dure, chief e-commerce officer at Walmart Canada. is here to bring about change.” , “We are agile, we are determined and we are here with Walmart to change the way Canadians shop online. 30 Minutes to make it faster, easier and more convenient than ever to shop with us The delivery is a milestone in our road map.”
Walmart Now is accessed directly on a Walmart-branded landing page in the Instacart Convenience Hub, where consumers can find Walmart via search as well as Walmart.ca. Instacart unveiled Suvidha Hub last September in collaboration with The Kroger Company, launching a 30-minute delivery service called Kroger Delivery Now. Instacart also introduced 24/7 delivery at select retail partners with either 24-hour or extended-hours stores.
San Francisco-based Instacart noted that it has partnered with Walmart Canada since 2018 and offers one-hour grocery delivery from more than 250 Walmart Canada stores nationwide through the Instacart app powered by Carrot Connect and Walmart.ca. Is. In total, Walmart Canada operates more than 400 stores nationwide, and has more than 1.5 million customers daily on its website.
The companies said Walmart Now will be accessible through the pilot to about 40% of large families in the Toronto area.
Chris Rogers, Vice President of Retail, commented, “We are proud to partner with Walmart Canada to launch Walmart Now, a streamlined way for Canadian customers to access groceries and accessories from Walmart in 30 minutes.” on Instacart. “Customers today expect convenience and quick delivery along with a wide selection. We know these components are fundamental as retailers seek to create the best online grocery experience for their customers. By collaborating with major retailers such as Walmart and Instacart By providing platform solutions that are purpose-built for grocery, we are making it easier for retailers to get to customers exactly when they need it.”