Walmart To Introduce Next-Day Delivery

To complement the expansion of its same-day grocery delivery service, Walmart is now adding free NextDay delivery on a wide range of general merchandise from Walmart.com, without a membership fee.

NextDay delivery will be available first to Walmart.com customers in Phoenix and Las Vegas, and will expand to Southern California in the coming days. It will roll out gradually over the coming months, with a plan to reach approximately 75% of the U.S. population this year, which includes 40 of the top 50 major U.S. metro areas, according to the company.

Walmart’s NextDay delivery offers a stand-alone, curated shopping experience where customers can browse up to 220,000 of the items most frequently purchased, ranging from diapers and laundry detergent to toys and electronics, with more assortments to be added. It is available on eligible orders of $35 or more, with the specific assortment varying by customer location.

A customer can visit Walmart.com and toggles into the NextDay delivery service to view items that are eligible for free NextDay delivery. After adding items to their cart, the customer proceeds to checkout. Everything in the cart must be eligible for NextDay delivery to qualify. Cut-off times vary by location.

Walmart rolled out its two-day free shipping service two years ago and said it’s on track to offer grocery pickup from 3,100 stores and same-day grocery delivery from 1,600 stores by year-end.