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10/21/2021

Walmart extends store delivery hours, adds more options for the holidays

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Walmart drivers will make deliveries from stores to doors until 10 p.m. local time.

Walmart is extending its delivery time and making more items available for local delivery. 

Walmart drivers will now deliver orders two extra hours, up to 10 p.m. (local time). The change means that customers can now place orders up to 6 p.m. for same-day or next-day deliveries. The retail giant is also allowing additional time for customers to amend an order after it has been placed.

“So, if existing delivery time frames are full, we can continue offering customers the delivery times they need,” Tom Post, senior VP of last-mile delivery for Walmart, said in a blog post on the company’s site.

The retailer noted that, as always, customers pay $7.95 to $9.95 for a one-time delivery and an additional $10 fee to get their order in two hours or less with Express delivery. Members of Walmart’s subscription loyalty program, Walmart +, will continue to have access to unlimited free deliveries all season long. (For Express delivery, Walmart+ members pay the Express fee.)

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In addition, Walmart is making oversized items — ranging from bicycles to 70-inch TVs to artificial Christmas trees — to the list of products available for local delivery from more than 2,800 stores. It also has expanded the number of stores that offer pickup and delivery on alcohol. Alcohol is now available for pickup from 3,000 Walmart stores and for delivery from 1,500 locations.

Earlier this week, Walmart announced the launch of its second annual “Black Friday Deals for Days” promotion. As it did last year, Walmart will spread out its Black Friday savings to three events throughout November,

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