It’s hard to compete with Amazon when it’s fairly common knowledge that Amazon sells practically everything. Who would compete with that? Well, if you’re Walmart and Instacart, you’re getting close.
Walmart and Instacart have announced they are partnering to offer same-day delivery, even as fast as one hour delivery— and of course with Walmart’s ‘everyday low prices’.
This new partnership is only currently being offered in four markets—Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Tulsa, Oklahoma. However, I think we can keep our eye out for them expanding to more markets if this test is successful.
Want to take advantage of this news?
- Make sure to sign up to drive for Instacart if this is coming to your city soon
- Sign up for Instacart to be ready if/when this does come to your market
- If Instacart + Walmart aren’t in your city, sign up for Postmates (another delivery company that has partnered with Walmart for delivery)
Walmart and Instacart Announce New Partnership: What It Means for Drivers
In the wake of the pandemic, consumers shifted their habits to ordering from home or choosing curbside pickups over physical, in-store shopping. This move on the part of Walmart looks to be smart, and a great way to help even the playing field for food delivery.
One thing drivers have to look forward to in the areas currently affected is that more Instacart jobs should be made available with the addition of Walmart. Drivers may also be able to expand their earning potential by signing up with more than one service. For example, Postmates already partners with Walmart in some markets.
The partnership with Instacart will allow Walmart deliveries to be made quickly and it’ll give customers access to groceries, alcohol, home decor and more.
An article by Fox Business on this partnership stated, “Since the beginning of March, Instacart has launched or expanded with more than 100 retailers while introducing more than 5,500 new stores to its marketplace.”
Instacart is not new to partnering with retailers for more business. They currently have partnerships with Albertsons, Aldi, Costco, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Safeway, Shaw’s, Super Fresh, Target and Wegmans.
Adding Walmart to the list just gives their customers more options to shop for what they need in one spot.
Given how busy Walmart is in many markets across the US, this is just another chance for drivers to remain consistently busy, especially at a time when rideshare demand is down. If you’ve ever been on the fence about the future of delivery, now is your chance to sign up and take advantage of this busy and growing market.
What do you think of this news about the partnership between Instacart and Walmart?
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