Amazon said that tens of millions of Amazon Prime members will now have access to Key by Amazon’s In-Garage Delivery service in more than 4,000 cities across the U.S. The service lets eligible Prime members enjoy contactless package delivery securely inside their garage, and offers convenient delivery confirmation for customers using the app.
Albertsons Companies is piloting PickUp lockers in select Chicago Jewel-Osco and Bay Area Safeway stores as an additional fulfillment option for e-commerce orders made through the company’s websites and apps.
Sam’s Club is partnering with DoorDash to offer same-day pharmaceutical delivery across the country. The service covers more than 500 Sam’s Club locations across 41 states in the U.S., and is powered exclusively through Drive, DoorDash’s white-label fulfillment platform.
As part of an Investors Day when it will be detailing strategic growth plans, Bed Bath & Beyond declared that it is communicating a clear customer value proposition to deepen connections with core customer segments while outlining the financial path the company is planning for the next three years.
At Home has expanded its partnership with Pickup, a last-mile logistics network, to include delivery partner Postmates.
The annual Deloitte Holiday Retail Survey addresses a market radically reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic but one where consumers are still determined to shop.
Instacart said it has raised $200 million as part of a new financing round led by existing investors Valiant Peregrine Fund and D1 Capital Partners. The investment comes as consumer demand for Instacart’s online grocery delivery and pickup services continues to grow and the company expands its marketplace with new and existing retail partners.
As demand for online grocery services continues to accelerate, Swisslog, a provider of warehouse automation and software, has partnered with H-E-B, to support the company’s growing demand for online fulfillment.
Overstock has opened a new fulfillment center in Fontana, California, in partnership with UPS Supply Chain Services. The new fulfillment center further aligns Overstock’s logistical footprint with key customers, significantly improving shipping speed, providing more accurate delivery estimates as well as a quicker port to warehouse process.
CB2 has partnered with ShopRunner to provide free two-day shipping, free returns and exclusive discounts, allowing customers to enable two-day shipping on smaller home décor items and an exclusive discount on larger items such as furniture and other oversized items.
Long anticipated, Walmart+ has finally arrived as a membership-based deal with added bonuses. The program, Walmart stated, brings together in-store and online benefits to save customers money and time. It also gives Walmart a competitive vehicle it can use to challenge Amazon Prime.
COVID-19 has brought the supermarket channel to a crossroads, as a tried-and-true format that has been challenged to fundamentally adapt to a disrupted marketplace that could provide the sector some advantage but could severely penalize those that refuse to adjust to an altered reality.
An early proponent of buy online pick up in store, Best Buy is again looking to expand the role of its stores in the distribution and fulfillment process, the company revealed in its second quarter conference call.