Walmart offers new pickup service in Columbus

Walmart offers new pickup service in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Grocery shopping is about to get a whole lot easier for Columbus shoppers!

Walmart is launching its online grocery pickup service at three Columbus-area stores. The free service enables customers to order groceries online and pick them up at their local Walmart store without even leaving their cars.

"At Walmart, we have always been known for saving our customers money and, with services like grocery pickup, we are also saving them valuable time," said Melissa Finnegan, eCommerce market coach at Walmart. "Our customers have told us that grocery pick up is a game changer. They are now able to complete their grocery shopping in a matter of minutes – between errands or on their way home from an after-school activity – without even unbuckling their seat belts."

Walmart's grocery pickup service features 30,000 items with more than 90 percent of customers choosing to add fresh meat, dairy or produce to their baskets.

Other top items selected by grocery pickup shoppers include after school snacks, diapers, and large dog food bags. All items are priced at the same low prices customers find in their local Walmart store.

Here's how it works:

  • Order and choose a pickup time - Customers visit online or through the Walmart Grocery mobile app, enter their zip codes to select a local store and begin creating their shopping lists.  During checkout, they select a time to pick up their orders.
  • Personal grocery shoppers fill the basket- Highly-trained personal shoppers carefully select the freshest produce, meats and other items each customer requested.
  • Pick up and go - Once a customer arrives at the pickup location, there will be reserved parking spaces marked in orange, and a designated number to call to alert an associate. An associate will quickly retrieve the prepared order and load it into the customer’s car.

Walmart's online grocery service will be available at the following Columbus-area stores beginning Oct. 4:

  • 5448 Whittlesey Blvd
  • 7400 Blackmon Rd.
  • 1042 Manchester Expressway

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