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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As Reuters reported yesterday, Walmart is considering a new delivery system that would have in-store customers deliver packages to online buyers. The delivering customers would receive a discount off their shopping bills.
Although Walmart says the idea is in the very early stages, the move is seen as another attempt in the brick-and-mortar store's competition with online retailer Amazon, which is toying with the idea of opening a brick-and-mortar store.
Earlier in the week, Walmart announced plans for a new digital locker service that will allow customers who order online to have those items held at one of about a dozen Walmart stores until shoppers pick them up. The company also has been testing Walmart Go To, a home delivery service with a small fleet of its own delivery trucks in several metro areas, since last October.