The Home Depot continues to offer faster delivery options to more customers – this time through an innovative partnership with another of the world’s leading retailers. The Home Depot is the first retail client of Walmart GoLocal, which uses Walmart’s expansive network to deliver products for businesses of all sizes. Through Walmart GoLocal, more Home Depot customers can receive same-day or next-day delivery on a variety of home improvement products.
“The Home Depot is continuously working to give customers the most convenient shopping experience in home improvement, and that includes providing a wide range of fast and reliable delivery options,” said Stephanie Smith, senior vice president of supply chain for The Home Depot. “This partnership brings us even closer to our goal of offering same day or next day delivery to 90 percent of the U.S. population.”
Walmart GoLocal drivers will begin delivering orders from select Home Depot stores in the coming weeks, and the company plans to expand the service to multiple markets across the country by the end of the year. Customers shopping on HomeDepot.com can see which products are eligible for delivery through Walmart GoLocal and other same-day or next-day delivery partners by looking for the Scheduled Delivery shipping option.
“We’re honored to work with The Home Depot in our shared goal of making fast and reliable local delivery available in every community we serve, including rural and suburban areas, where we both have a strong retail presence,” said John Furner, president and CEO, Walmart U.S. “We’re excited to welcome The Home Depot as Walmart GoLocal’s first retail client and look forward to helping power their local delivery efforts.”
The Home Depot’s partnership with Walmart is just one component of its comprehensive, innovative delivery network. The company’s network is designed to offer quick and reliable delivery no matter the product – whether a box of nails or a big and bulky appliance – to both Pro and DIY customers. In addition to delivery options, The Home Depot’s 2,300 retail stores offer traditional in-store shopping experiences, as well as the ability for customers to place orders online and pick them up in a store from a service desk, a locker or curbside.
Providing customers with a variety of delivery and pickup options has never been more important for The Home Depot. In fiscal 2020, The Home Depot saw sales on digital platforms increase 86 percent, with more than half of online orders fulfilled through stores. The company moved a record 1.2 billion cubic feet of products through its delivery network and achieved record sales of $132.1 billion.