Wal-Mart Tests Home Delivery In San Jose, California
The world’s larges retail store chain Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Saturday said that it has started with the pilot testing of its home grocery delivery service in San Jose, California as part of the effort to compete with the growing online retail business.
As part of the effort to compete with the growing online retail business, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced over the weekend that it has started with the testing of its home grocery delivery in San Jose, California.
Dubbed as “Wal-Mart To Go,” the home delivery service would allow customers to order their groceries, as well as beauty and health products through the company’s website – Wal-Mart will then deliver the goods at their homes at the time of their choice.
However, the world’s largest retail store chain said that the home delivery testing is limited only to the area of San Jose, adding that it has no immediate plans to widen or extend the service offer.
The retailer also refused to provide further details on other possible test markets in the United States, but the website has a link to a section that would allow consumers to enter their zip codes and see if the home delivery service is available in their respective areas.
Many analysts believe that if the service offer will go nationwide, Wal-Mart can easily take away major marker shares from online retailers like Amazon.com.
They also said that the company could capitalize on the increasing price competition with online retailers, noting the spike in the number of customers using the Internet to access their food, medicines, and other home and health products.