In the UK many of the big grocery retailers offer online deliveries of their produce straight to the consumer’s door. Now testing has begun that has Wal-Mart online delivery that features grocery shopping.
An article on Reuters is reporting the test has begun in San Jose, California a Walmart spokesman confirmed on Saturday. There have been rumors for a while that the world’s largest retailer was considering offering the service.
Called Wal-Mart To Go the service will allow consumers to visit the company’s website to order consumables and groceries, and have them sent direct to their homes. This includes products such as fresh goods, bakery, baby, over-the —counter pharmacy, frozen, meat and seafood, household supplies, and health and beauty items.
So far the online service has been difficult to achieve because of the short shelf life of fresh food, and the small profit margins involved. If Wal-Mart decides to roll out the service it will go up against Amazon Fresh and Peapod.
The company’s grocery business is already responsible for around $140.6 billion in sales last year. In the US groceries accounted for 54% of Wal-Mart’s total revenue. Would you like to get your groceries delivered to your home?