We have seen the booming effect of a virus outbreak on e-commerce where people are only ordering online and that has not only triggered the sales to go up, the companies are trying hard to keep the stocks of essential and even non-essential items in all of their stores. Now that we have seen the virus outbreak to settle down a bit compared to the previous weeks where everyone was panic-buying and e-commerce companies were failing to deliver items on time, companies are also looking to keep the momentum going even after the virus.
For this reason, we will see new and innovative methods by companies to attract customers and give them faster deliveries. This latest report comes from Walmart as they have launched a new ‘two-hour’ delivery program during this time of Coronavirus. It is known that even Amazon is failing to deliver products on time to its Prime customers so Walmart will have its task cut out.
But it is also fair to say that if Walmart is promising something, they must have done the research and are confident in what they are trying to offer. Having said that, let’s cut to the point which is that Walmart is offering a new program called “Express Delivery” which aims to deliver all the products such as groceries, electronics and other items in under two hours.
As per Walmart, “Express Delivery will cost $10 in addition to the regular charge for delivery unless you’re a member of the company’s Delivery Unlimited subscription service, in which case you’ll just pay $10 for Express Delivery”.
Walmart CEO states that “We know our customers’ lives have changed during this pandemic, and so has the way they shop,”. “We also know when we come out of this, customers will be busier than ever, and sometimes that will call for needed supplies in a hurry. COVID-19 has prompted us to launch Express Delivery even faster so that we’re here for our customers today and in the future.”