Sam’s Club brings same-day deliveries to additional markets
Deena M. Amato-McCoy
Sam’s Club now offers same-day home delivery of groceries and household essentials to more customers — and not just its members.
Walmart’s warehouse club retailer will expand same-day deliveries to more than half of all Sam’s Clubs — nearly 350 locations — across the nation by the end of October. The service, which is managed by Instacart, will be available in nearly 1,000 new ZIP codes, more than 100 new clubs, and 90 new markets, including New Jersey, Indianapolis, and Houston, among other cities.
Instacart customers in the newly expanded markets will have the option to shop Sam’s Club without a membership, an option that gives them access to Sam’s Club’s discounts and exclusive items. Meanwhile, Sam’s Club members will receive lower, member-only pricing.
Sam’s Club initially began testing the program in February in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, and St. Louis markets and recently launched the service in San Diego and Los Angeles, the company reported.
This is the warehouse club retailer’s latest move to bolster its technology-driven shopping experiences. For example, Sam’s Club transitioned its Matteson, Illinois, location, which closed earlier this year, into an e-commerce fulfillment center. This is Sam’s Club’s second e-commerce distribution hub in the United States, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Meanwhile, the company is opening a new technology office in downtown Dallas, according to the Dallas News.