Walmart plans to roll out its logistics and delivery services to other companies as part of its new mail delivery business, the company announced Monday. The service, called Walmart Go Local., Hopefully, white label deliveries will be offered to businesses large and small, and another way for Walmart to eliminate Amazon.
Details about Walmart GoLocal are scarce, although Walmart says the service will be “competitively priced” and has “already entered into a number of agreements with national and enterprise retail clients.” Walmart explains. Edge Pricing will be “based on the client’s needs and what they want to offer their customers.” The GoLocal website offers some more details: Customers will place orders directly from the small business, the business platform will ping Walmart, Walmart will send the GoLocal Delivery driver, and then submit relevant feedback to the business. Will This is not a completely unusual setup, both PostMate and DoorDash offer white label solutions that work more or less the same.
One difference from Walmart’s version is its driver pool. According to Reuters, Drivers providing for Walmart GoLocal customers will be removed from the company’s Spark Delivery service. Walmart pilots Spark as Uber for grocery delivery – another Walmart partner InstaCart is a good analog – but opening them up to non-Walmart delivery (and non-food delivery) makes Spark work like a white label. There may be too many Amazon Flexes.
Walmart claims that it will deliver by delivery or by autonomous vehicle depending on the size and location of the delivery. As Drone DJ notes, Wal-Mart’s investment in 10,000 drone-certified pilots from the Federal Aviation Administration will probably help equate the drones. Delivery via autonomous car can be done with the help of another Walmart investment – Cruise’s self-driving electric cars.
GoLocal, Spark, DroneUp, and the rest of the brand names and business investments are messed up, but before Amazon becomes the de facto standard, Wal-Mart is trying to master all the terms and conditions. Not every move by Walmart against tech giants like Amazon or Netflix has worked دیکھیں see the sale of Fendango to Voodoo لیکن but with the delivery of the last mail, Walmart is playing at least where it is already familiar. ۔