Home Depot has signed on as the first retailer to join Walmart’s new delivery as a service business, GoLocal.
The move will expand same-day and next-day delivery capabilities for home improvement consumers in the United States, giving Home Depot customers another option for same-day or next-day delivery on a range of home improvement products, the companies announced.
Home Depot will begin offering delivery with Walmart GoLocal in select markets in the coming weeks, with plans to expand across the U.S. by the end of the year. Products that qualify for GoLocal delivery include those that easily fit in a car. Home Depot will offer customers the GoLocal delivery option in the online checkout process. The home center operator already provides pick up in-store at a service desk, locker or curbside as well as scheduled delivery.
“The Home Depot is continuously working to give customers the most convenient shopping experience in home improvement, and that includes providing a wide range of fast and reliable delivery options,” said Stephanie Smith, svp/supply chain Home Depot, in announcing the GoLocal initiative. “This partnership brings us even closer to our goal of offering same-day or next-day delivery to 90% of the U.S. population.”
John Furner, president and CEO, Walmart U.S., added, “We’re honored to work with The Home Depot in our shared goal of making fast and reliable local delivery available in every community we serve, including rural and suburban areas, where we both have a strong retail presence. We’re excited to welcome The Home Depot as Walmart GoLocal’s first retail client and look forward to helping power their local delivery efforts.”