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Wal-Mart Canada in locker pilot with 7-Eleven


Walmart Canada is joining forces with a C-store giant to make online shopping as convenient as possible.

In a pilot project, Walmart’s Canadian subsidiary is partnering with 7-Eleven Canada to expand Walmart Canada’s Grab & Go locker network to six 7-Eleven stores in the greater Toronto area.

The service offers customers using a free shipping option where they can pick up their order, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost. This partnership expands on Walmart Canada’s current Grab & Go Locker service, which offers free shipping to 45 Grab & Go lockers in the GTA.

“Partnering with 7-Eleven to expand our Grab& Go Locker service was a natural fit. Our goal is simple – we want to provide our customers with an online shopping experience that is easy and convenient,” said Simon Rodrigue, senior VP ecommerce, Walmart Canada. “What better partner to help us achieve this than the world’s largest convenience retailer. We know our customers already use 7-Eleven stores in their daily routine. Now they can fuel up their car at their local 7-Eleven and pick up their order in one easy stop, any day, any time, without paying shipping fees.”

Walmart Canada’s Grab & Go Locker service allows customers to order goods online and ship for free to a Grab & Go locker. Once the item is placed in the locker the customer is sent an email with a six-digit PIN code. Customers then have seven days to retrieve their items from the locker. Walmart’s Grab & Go Lockers are currently offered in select greater Toronto Walmart stores, Walmart Canada home office, and Kapuskasing, Ontario.

“The Walmart Grab & Go Locker service is a natural extension of our quality convenience offering,” said Raj Kapoor, VP and general manager, 7-Eleven Canada. “We know that our customers look to us to give them a one-stop shopping experience, so we’re pleased to be able to offer them this additional service. We’ll continue to listen to our customers and will evaluate the success of this pilot on an ongoing basis.”

Walmart Canada and 7-Eleven Canada Inc. have agreed to a six-month pilot of the project to evaluate customer response and usage. While there are no public plans to expand this program in the U.S., there are more than 8,000 U.S. 7-Eleven stores across the country. In addition, Amazon has been experimenting with e-commerce pickup lockers. As Walmart’s direct competition with this summer’s Amazon Prime Day shows, Target may no longer be its number one rival.

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