(NEW YORK) — Just in time for the holiday shopping season, two retailing giants are gearing up for same-day package delivery for goods purchased online.
Walmart to Go is being test marketed in several cities across the country. The service was first rolled out in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.’s Virginia suburbs. Now, it’s set to expand to Minneapolis and then to parts of northern California.
Walmart’s move comes weeks after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said his company is aiming for same-day delivery in major metropolitan regions. The moves are part of a growing rivalry between Walmart, the biggest brick and mortar retailer, and Amazon, the number one online firm.
Walmart to Go will cost $10 per shipment regardless of the size of the order, and has to be ordered before noon for delivery from a local store on the same day.
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