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Walmart ramps up order fulfillment efforts as it looks to lead the ecommerce game

Posted On: Mar 7, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Walmart ramps up order fulfillment efforts as it looks to lead the ecommerce game

Summary List Placement The retail giant announced plans to expand fulfillment efforts that'll make online delivery and pickup faster and more convenient for its customers.
Walmart plans to bring its tech-focused local fulfillment center concept-which incorporates Alphabot, a system of automated order fulfillment bots that was first piloted in 2019-to dozens of locations in partnership with various tech partners, including Alert Innovation, Dematic, and Fabric. The retailer also plans to introduce automated pickup points at some of its stores, allowing delivery drivers as well as customers to drive up to windows where they can verify and pick up their orders via code scan.
Walmart's latest move follows its ongoing push to leverage its US store network to meet online shopping demand during the pandemic. The retailer introduced 2-hour delivery powered by its in-store network in April, and extended curbside pickup offerings beyond groceries to allow customers to pick up a variety of nonfood items. More recently,...

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