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Knock Knock, It's Wal-Mart At Your Door

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Is this a good or bad thing?

We don't know yet, but it does have us intrigued.

Wal-Mart stores will be testing out a new service called "Wal-Mart To Go," which will allow customers to order groceries and health and beauty supplies from their website for home delivery.

Starting the service out in San Jose, California, the company hopes to compete with one of their competitors, Amazon.

So far, there's only a limited area where Wal-Mart will deliver, but customers can currently look up their zip codes to see if the service is available in their area.

Sounds like this has the possibility of making us even MORE lazier, dontcha think??

Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

What do U think of the new Wal-Mart delivery service? Would U order from their website?

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17 comments to “Knock Knock, It's Wal-Mart At Your Door”



  1. 1

    Well I HATE grocery shopping so I would be all about this. It's a great idea.



  2. 2

    I love this idea. I am disabled and it's hard for me to shop. I can't afford the other online shopping places and Wal Marts prices are affordable for me. For ppl like me I think this is a good idea. Thank You Wal Mart and I hope it takes off and comes to my area of the country.



  3. 3

    um yeah been doing this in the uk for YEARS!!!! catch up america! yawn!!!



  4. 4

    WalMart(really, they should just change their name to the no-bullshit NecessaryEvil)'s idea may very well take off, due to the historical fact that the quality of customer service in-store(75-foot-long checkout lines, f'rinstance) is just out-and-out HOrrific.



  5. 5

    kmart has been doing this for a year now…nothing new. you can also go online and put stuff on layaway.



  6. 6

    Re: Bentley Dickenson

    Probably one of those people that comes in mid-day Saturday and wonders "OMG OTHER PEOPLE HAD THE SAME IDEA AS ME TO SHOP ON SATURDAY, WTF?".



  7. 7

    it's great for anyone who can't get to the store — elderly, disabled, etc. also parents of young children. i was once home with the kids who all had the stomach flu. it would've been nice to have someone deliver some groceries at that time.



  8. 8

    It's really not a bad idea. It's actually an old idea that seems to be coming back into style. In my grandmother's generation, most stores offered home delivery on groceries etc, and it tapered off due to rising gas prices, and limited payment option, as more and more stores stopped accepting checks. (not an issue now with the handheld debit/credit card readers) It's a handy service, when you NEED something, but can't manage to get out of the house–say your kids are sick, or you broke your leg or whatever.



  9. 9

    That would be FANTASTIC

  10. _Bri_ says – reply to this


    10

    …more lazier?



  11. 11

    Perez! you were into this idea not too long ago when you first wrote about it!



  12. 12

    What a great idea!!!!



  13. 13

    How is this a NEW idea?!? Asda (the British Walmart), along with other supermarkets, has been doing this for years in the UK. It's not Walmart's "new service", it's an idea they've simply taken from their Asda stores. They even deliver to remote areas, and some stores will travel up to 40 miles.
    It's a great service and can actually save you money and keep you on track with dieting. It keeps you from making those impulse and unhealthy purchases you make at the store. The downside is, when an item is out of stock, I've found the people completing your order are utterly useless at picking an appropriate substitution. I've ordered wholegrain bread before and that specific brand being out of stock, have been given white bread instead.



  14. 14

    this is new in the US? Nearly all the food shops in Britain have it. It's convenient sometimes! I use it because I dont have a car so I can do a large shop online and get it delivered.



  15. 15

    This isn't new, all British supermarkets have been doing this for 10 years plus.



  16. 16

    You can already do this at ASDA, which is Wal-Mart's UK division.

  17. @v@ says – reply to this


    17

    No, I wouldn't order from them, as I won't shop there because of 1) documented pay inequities towards women, and 2) the HS 'report on suspicious others' in-store campaign. (Reminds me way too much of WWII Germany.) Otherwise, this walmart delivery would provide a few more jobs, and help invalids or old people who can't drive. The thing is, people who shop at Walmart to scrimp money might end up paying a delivery fee that might negate their savings.