RetailDive – Walmart will be joining its Jet e-commerce division in testing free same-day delivery in the New York City area, a Walmart spokesperson told Retail Dive Friday.
Months after terming free two-day delivery “table stakes” for e-retailers, Walmart U.S. e-commerce chief Marc Lore told attendees at an advertising industry event in New York that Jet offers free same-day delivery in the area now and that Walmart will do so “very soon,” Bloomberg reported. Ravi Jariwala, senior director of public relations at Walmart.com, clarified to Retail Dive that the Jet service is only a test, but has already delivered “many” items to customers in the area.
More than half (51%) of retailers say they now offer same-day delivery, up from 16% last year, and within two years 65% plan to offer it, according to the “2017 Digital Commerce Benchmark Survey” from retail management consulting firm BRP. But only Amazon provides that for free with a minimum order, and only to Prime members.
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