Wal-Mart to Test Same-Day Delivery: Here’s Where, When

by Nate Wooley | October 9, 2012 4:07 pm

The world’s largest retailer is upping the ante again. The latest move for Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT[1])? Same-day delivery.

The service applies to customers who buy certain popular items — roughly 5,000 of them — during the upcoming holiday season, according to The Associated Press[2]. Testing for the service will take place across northern Virginia, Philadelphia and Minneapolis; it also will be available within a month in San Francisco and San Jose.

Featured items include Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[3]) iPads, toys and flatscreen televisions. Wal-Mart will charge a flat delivery fee of $10 per order regardless of the number of items.

Customers are eligible for the service when they order before noon and select a delivery window later that day. In most markets, Wal-Mart is using UPS (NYSE:UPS[4]) to deliver the orders. In the San Francisco and San Jose markets, orders must be in by 7 a.m., as Wal-Mart is using their own trucks for delivery.

The move is seen as a response to Amazon‘s (NASDAQ:AMZN[5]) test of same-day delivery in some markets.

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Endnotes:
  1. WMT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WMT
  2. according to The Associated Press: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/10/09/walmart-same-day-delivery/1622867/
  3. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  4. UPS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=UPS
  5. AMZN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMZN
  6. Wal-Mart Plans Another Attempt to Win Over Japanese: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/wal-mart-plans-another-attempt-to-win-over-japanese/
  7. Wal-Mart Drop Kicks Kindle Out of its Stores: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/walmart-dropkicks-kindle-out-of-its-stores/
  8. Wal-Mart Employees Test Mobile Checkout System in Arkansas: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/wal-mart-employees-test-mobile-checkout-system-in-arkansas/

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