Waymo Partners With Walmart for Grocery Pickup

Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG,GOOGL), is teaming up with Walmart (NYSE:WMT) for a special deal.

Waymo Partners With Walmart for Grocery Pickup

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Waymo is the company that came about from Google’s self-driving car tests. The company is currently still testing out its vehicles and the new deal that it has with Walmart is part of this process.

The offering from the two companies will allow customers to take a Waymo to pickup their groceries from Walmart. This lets them place an order online, ride in the Waymo to the store, and then return home via the Waymo with their groceries.

Waymo’s deal with Walmart starts later this week. It may seem like a step back to still have to go pick up groceries when Walmart does offer delivery in some areas. However, the agreement between the two companies nets customers discounts on their orders.

The special offer from Walmart and Waymo is only available to customers that live in certain metro areas of Phoenix. It also isn’t just Walmart that the self-driving car company is teaming up with for special.

The following are other special offers that residents in metro areas of Phoenix can take advantage of.

  • DDR (NYSE:DDR) — This deal will allow shoppers to take trips to and from the Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center in Chandler via the self-driving cars.
  • Element Hotel — This one is for those looking to travel around the city from the hotel that don’t have their own vehicle.
  • AutoNation (NYSE:AN) — The offer here allows customers to take a self-driving car to and from the company’s shops where their vehicles are being repaired.
  • Avis Budget (NASDAQ:CAR) — This offer has Avis providing customers with a Waymo vehicle to help them when picking up and dropping off rental vehicles.

As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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