Walmart is making online grocery shopping more affordable, because they’ve eliminated the pickup fee for online grocery orders, effective immediately.
Previously, Walmart charged a $2.97 fee for shoppers who scheduled a Walmart Grocery Pickup order. A minimum order of $50.00 is still required to use the service, but pickup is now free for all orders.
Walmart launched Grocery Pickup in 2015 after Loblaw launched their similar Click and Collect service one year earlier. Walmart provides the service in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto, which lets shoppers purchase groceries online, including fresh produce and meat, then schedule a time to pickup the order at a Walmart store or Penguin Pickup location. Your order is hand-picked by staff and a scheduled delivery option is also available, but the home delivery fee remains unchanged at $9.97 per order.
Our community manager Tom tested the service in 2016 and provided a positive review, as it helped save time by eliminating the chore of in-store grocery shopping. The service was also efficient as trips averaged less than 10 minutes and other benefits like ad-matching and a money back guarantee were bonuses that were worth the $2.97 pickup fee.
With the pickup fee eliminated, this should make Walmart an even more attractive option for online grocery shopping, especially with the frequency of grocery coupons that appear in our Hot Deals forum. Click here to learn more about Walmart Grocery Pickup and view a list of participating stores in your area.