Friday, April 13, 2018

Walmart Launches Online Grocery Pickup April 17

How about no more waiting in checkout lines at Walmart? The Sallisaw store will go live with online grocery pickup next Tuesday, April 17. 

Customers will need to download or already have the orange Walmart Grocery app in order to complete purchases through online grocery, according to Assistant Store Manager Becky Adams.

A minimum purchase of $30 is required for online grocery pickup. During a customer’s first online purchase, they can enter the code WOWFRESH and earn $10 off their purchase. Customers can order anything in the store, except for firearms and tobacco, according to Grocery Department Manager Monty Crawford.

Adams said this is a free and easy way to shop and save customers time.  “Just order, come to the store, check in and we will deliver your groceries to your car for free,” she said. When customers arrive at one of the designated parking spots for pickup, they will call a phone number on the sign at the space to let Walmart know they have arrived. An additional Walmart Check-in app is also available that will track the customer’s location so that the Walmart shoppers will have their order ready at its absolute freshest.

“We are training our shoppers to select the best bananas, the best meat,” Adams said, noting that customers can order up to seven days before they pick up the order. Orders may be picked up from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. A tip is not necessary for the associate who carries the groceries to the customer’s vehicle.

Adams said the store is aiming to fill 54 orders on opening day and hope to increase that number in the future. During the launch on Tuesday, several vendors will offer free merchandise or giveaway items.

Adams said they want to reassure customers that this new service is not going to take away any jobs at the store; in fact, it added 12 new positions to create the online grocery pickup team of shoppers. “We really look forward to this new launch and a new way of servicing our customers,” Adams added.

Pam Cloud, Managing News Director

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