We recently had the opportunity to experience the new Walmart PickUp service and we are HOOKED.
Every step along the way was simple and with the upcoming Back to School season upon us, I need every bit of simple I can get.
Ordering is a breeze using the online tool at Walmart.ca - items are categorized for ease and finding everything I needed was quick and easy.
I submitted an order for my standard weekly grocery list in about 10 minutes - this list is then saved and easily accessed for future use should you wish to re-order the same items.
I also remembered that Isabella need deodorant and I needed nail polish remover - revisiting my order, I was able to add these items saving me a second trip to the drugstore.
(You can place an order for SAME DAY pick up until 1:30am! How great is that?)
Once complete, a postal code look up tool lets you know which of the local stores is closest to you or, if you prefer, you can pick up at say, a store near your workplace, near your caregivers etc.
Pick ups are scheduled with a 2 hour window making it super convenient AND their are designated parking spots at each of the participating locations so that you never waste time searching for parking.
They asked for my first name and which spot number I was in.
Within a couple of minutes, a delivery person came out with my groceries.
I admit, I did get out of the vehicle, (although unnecessary in future) to check out how the items were separated and packaged.
Each grocery type (dry goods, frozen foods, dairy) had a colour-coded bin - items were bagged (no charge for plastic bags!) and quickly loaded into my trunk.
I was impressed to learn that all of my goods were NEVER touched by anyone else as they are chosen and packaged at a central warehouse and then shipped to the store of my choosing.
Frozen goods REMAINED frozen.
Milk was fresh and cool.
I was one happy mama.
I signed off for my order and was told EXACTLY how long it took to complete the entire transaction as my delivery person glanced at her stopwatch.
In my case, 1 minute and 48 seconds to be precise.
I was thanked profusely for using the service and assured, that oh yes, I would be back.
She was right.
Local friends, I encourage you to give Walmart Pick Up a try, visit the site at walmart.ca and use coupon code SEPT7 to save $10 off your first order.
Happy Shopping indeed.