Home Depot becomes first Walmart GoLocal partner

Partnership expands same-day delivery service on home improvement products.
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The Home Depot announced it is teaming up with Walmart GoLocal as its first retail client to provide its customers with another option for same-day or next-day delivery on a variety of home improvement products.

“The Home Depot is continuously working to give customers the most convenient shopping experience in home improvement,” said Stephanie Smith, senior vice president of supply chain for The Home Depot.

“That includes providing a wide range of fast and reliable delivery options,” she pointed out.

The company will now offer delivery with Walmart GoLocal in select markets in the coming weeks, with plans to expand to multiple markets across the country by the end of the year.

“This partnership brings us even closer to our goal of offering same-day or next-day delivery to 90 percent of the U.S. population,” noted Smith.

Its network accommodates products of any size or volume, with delivery options for both Pro and DIY customers, The Home Depot added.

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“We’re excited to welcome The Home Depot as Walmart GoLocal’s first retail client and look forward to helping power their local delivery efforts,” said John Furner, president and CEO, Walmart U.S.

Walmart said it recently launched GoLocal to extend the retailer’s expertise in local delivery to businesses of all sizes at competitive pricing. This includes delivery on a range of items, and the flexibility to meet varying delivery timelines, such as express, same-day and next-day delivery.

“We’re honored to work with The Home Depot in our shared goal of making fast and reliable local delivery available in every community we serve, including rural and suburban areas, where we both have a strong retail presence,” said Furner.

The Home Depot related that it is building a comprehensive, innovative delivery network to provide customers with same-day or next-day delivery options no matter the product or project – whether that’s a box of nails, décor items or big and bulky shipments of lumber, drywall or appliances.

In addition, The Home Depot’s 2,300 retail stores offer traditional in-store shopping experiences as well as the ability for customers to place orders online and pick them up in-store at a service desk, locker or curbside.

Scheduled delivery is also available, the firm noted, and customers can choose which day their project materials will be delivered directly to their homes or jobsites.

The Home Depot, a home improvement specialty retailer, noted that in fiscal 2020 it recorded sales of $132.1 billion and earnings of $12.9 billion. The company employs approximately 500,000 associates.

Walmart, Inc., employing 2.2 million associates worldwide, noted fiscal year 2021 revenue of $559 billion.