The big-box retail giant is continuing to bolster its banner operations—this time in the U.S. After expanding locations in China, Walmart is focusing on Sam’s Club’s Stateside growth by announcing the nationwide launch of Curbside Pickup. The service, which provides a contact-free, ordering online, and a delivery-to-car shopping experience, will be free for Plus-level members and is expected to be available in all clubs by the end of June.
“Sam’s Club members have been integrating technology into their shopping habits for a while with Scan & Go, samsclub.com, and in-club pickup,” said Lance de la Rosa, Chief Operating Officer, Sam’s Club. “As we continue to innovate to make the shopping experience better and faster for our members, we’re proud to be able to quickly implement and offer Curbside Pickup across the country, particularly during a time when they are searching for alternative ways to shop.”
Sam’s Club has been piloting Curbside Pickup at 16 clubs with positive results from busy families and business owners. Expediting the rollout to all 597 club locations, the company is hoping to appeal to customer shopping preferences and growing desires for convenient options that fit into consumer’s lives.
According to the release, curbside pickup is part of a list of Plus membership benefits, which also includes early shopping hours, free shipping on most online items, 2 percent cash back on qualifying in-club and pickup purchases, and more.
“While free Curbside Pickup is a new Plus member benefit, we recognize all of our members are looking for contact-free shopping options as part of the current environment,” added de la Rosa. “Because of that, we are going to temporarily make the service available for every member and do what we can to help them get the products they need, when and how they want them.”
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