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Walmart buys Brooklyn startup for same-day NYC delivery

Walmart buys Brooklyn startup for same-day NYC delivery

Walmart has invested heavily in logistics and delivery as one of the primary fronts in its battle against Amazon.

Walmart's acquisition of Parcel will supercharge the retailer's efforts to bring same-day delivery to NY.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Through that company's technology and carrier network, Target has been testing same-day deliveries in the city's TriBeCa neighborhood.

The idea is for Parcel to help Walmart with the most expensive final stretch of its same-day and scheduled shipping throughout the city. Born and bred in New York City, Parcel has developed unique expertise delivering to customers in a distinctly challenging and essential market. That's why my team spends a lot of time thinking about ways we can make deliveries faster and more convenient for customers. Walmart's rival Amazon offers same-day delivery in NY and other cities, as well as safe drop off spots through Instant Pickup locations and Amazon Lockers.

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Parcel will work with both Walmart and Jet and cover general merchandise as well as groceries. Notably, Parcel has delivered more than 1 million meals in the past two years and has customers ranging from grocery stores, meal kits, and e-commerce companies. In 2016, it purchased Jet.com for about $3.3 billion, with the website's founder Marc Lore going on to become head of e-commerce for Walmart.

The Brooklyn, N.Y. -based delivery business provides same-day and overnight service throughout New York City using routing algorithms, a fleet of leased vehicles and an in-house workforce to quickly sort, load and convey perishable and non-perishable packages.

Walmart subsidiary Jet.com already offers same-day delivery on some orders in certain areas for no additional cost. Last month, Walmart revealed plans for a pilot grocery-delivery program where drivers put customers' perishable food directly into their refrigerators.

Walmart is testing a variety of fulfillment strategies it said can meet varying and changing consumer demands including options for store pickup, a recently announced test of in-home delivery, and experiments with employee delivery and partnerships with Google Shopping Express, as well as Uber and Lyft. "No problem" emblazoned on the side in big letters.


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