Walmart is expanding Express Delivery into the early morning hours

Walmart now offers early morning on-demand delivery.

Early birds benefit from the worm – and fast deliveries from Walmart.

Just in time for the March 10 switch to daylight saving time, Walmart is adding a new feature to its Express Delivery offering. Express On-Demand Early Morning Delivery now offers customers on-demand delivery from 6am, earlier than ever before.

Also from March Walmart will begin delivering live bait from more than 3,000 stores, including as part of its early morning delivery service for anglers looking to catch fish while they’re biting.

The addition of early morning hours follows Walmart’s decision in fall 2023 to offer its Express Delivery service to 10 p.m on orders placed before 9:30 PM at 4,000 US stores

At that time, Walmart also began allowing Express Delivery customers to engage in real-time text communication with a personal shopper to discuss substitutions or add items at the last minute. (Walmart relies on a team of 170,000 personal shoppers to collect customer orders.)

“As we continue to innovate and accelerate, the message is clear: shopping should be personal and as tailored to your lifestyle as the freshly delivered work shirts,” Walmart said in a public statement. “With Walmart’s early morning on-demand delivery and a range of other convenient options, we’re making sure you get what you need, when you need it, so you can reclaim your time, no matter what the clock says.”

Walmart Express Delivery – an introduction

Widely launched in May 2020With Walmart Express Delivery, customers can order items from Walmart’s food, consumables and general merchandise assortments, such as produce, pantry items, daily essentials, toys and electronics, for delivery in 30 to 90 minutes.

The Express Delivery service costs $10 on top of the existing delivery fee ($7.95 or $9.95), but there is no surcharge on the item price. Members of the Walmart+ The subscription program, which costs $98 per year or $12.95 per month, only requires you to pay the $10 Express fee. The discounter dropped a previous $35 minimum order requirement for the service in 2021.

Walmart Inc., based in Bentonville, Ark., operates more than 10,500 stores and numerous e-commerce websites in 19 countries.

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