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Walmart to test home delivery, using moonlighting employees

Posted By on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 1:15 PM

click to enlarge MOVING GOODS: Employees will help in pilot program at Walmart.
  • MOVING GOODS: Employees will help in pilot program at Walmart.
News from Walmart stockholder meeting week includes an announcement that the retail store is testing in Arkansas and New Jersey an idea to use store employees to deliver website purchases to customers' homes.

Walmart would use  workers to make deliveries as they drove home after work shifts. An employee can sign up for up to 10 deliveries a day. The company didn't disclose compensation. The goods would be delivered first to retail stores. The test is underway at one Northwest Arkansas store and two in New Jersey.

The announcement came in a Walmart Today blog post under the heading, Innovation.

It just makes sense: We already have trucks moving orders from fulfillment centers to stores for pickup. Those same trucks could be used to bring ship-to-home orders to a store close to their final destination, where a participating associate can sign up to deliver them to the customer’s house. The best part is this gives our own associates a way to earn extra income on their existing drive home.

Associates are fully in control of their experience. If they don’t want to participate, they don’t have to. If they choose to opt in, we’ve built technology that allows them to set preferences. Associates choose how many packages they can deliver, the size and weight limits of those packages and which days they’re able to make deliveries after work – it’s completely up to them, and they can update those preferences at any time. We also allocate packages based on minimizing the collective distance they need to travel off of their commute to make a delivery.




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