In a move to expand its business services, Walmart has announced the creation of GoLocal, an operation that will extend its delivery capabilities to enterprises of all sizes.
Walmart stated that GoLocal is built on its proven ability to execute at scale with efficiency. In three years, the retailer launched and scaled delivery and Express delivery for its customers on more than 160,000 items from more than 3,000 stores. In doing so, it reached almost 70% of the population across the United States, growing through its existing delivery network including drones, autonomous vehicles and market fulfillment centers.
Delivery under the GoLocal program will include white label delivery to help businesses grow using Walmart’s capabilities and nationwide coverage at competitive pricing, the retailer noted. So, it is offering delivery for businesses with various size needs and complex requirements with the flexibility to meet varying timelines. The GoLocal business will rapidly expand to provide additional innovative service offerings, Walmart added.
Walmart GoLocal already has established contractual agreements with national and enterprise retail clients, the retailer indicated and is currently accepting select new merchant partners at www.walmart.com/GoLocal.
Walmart pointed out that GoLocal is an important part of the company’s overall strategy, which includes diversifying its revenue streams and profit pools with initiatives also including Walmart Connect and Walmart Fulfillment Services.
“In an era where customers have come to expect speed and reliability, it’s more important than ever for businesses to work with a service provider that understands a merchant’s needs,” said John Furner, president and CEO, Walmart U.S. “Walmart has spent years building and scaling commerce capabilities that support our network of more than 4,700 stores, and we look forward to helping other businesses have access to the same reliable, quality and low-cost services.”