HOW IT WORKS
A Walmart customer wishing to use the online shopping service first visits www.walmart.com/grocery or checks in via Walmart Grocery mobile app, enters their ZIP code to select a local store, and starts creating their shopping list.
During checkout, the customer can select a time to pick up their order.
Personal shoppers then select the requested produce, meats and other grocery items on the customer’s shopping list.
Customers arriving at a pickup locations go to parking spaces marked in orange, then call a designated number to alert an associate, who then retrieves the prepared order and loads it into the customer’s vehicle.
Walmart launched its online grocery pickup service Tuesday at four Cincinnati area stores, including one in Butler County.
Walmart’s Online Grocery allows customers to order groceries online and pick them up at select Walmart stores without having to leave their vehicles.
The free service is now available at 8288 Cincinnati Dayton Road in West Chester Twp. It’s also available at: 5303 Bowen Drive in Deerfield Twp.; 4370 Eastgate Square Drive in Cincinnati; and 201 Chamber Drive in Milford.
Walmart’s grocery pickup service features 30,000 items, including fresh meat, dairy and produce, according to the company. All items are priced at the same prices found in local Walmart stores, company officials said.
The minimum order total required for the service is $30, according to Walmart’s customer service division.
“At Walmart, we have always been known for saving our customers money and, with services like grocery pickup, we are also saving them valuable time,” Scott Valentine, store manager of the West Chester Walmart Supercenter, said in a statement. “Our customers have told us that grocery pick up is a game changer. They are now able to complete their grocery shopping in a matter of minutes — between errands or on their way home from an after school activity – without even unbuckling their seat belts.”
Last summer, Kroger made its online shopping service, called ClickList, available to customers of its Kroger Marketplace store in Liberty Twp.
The location, at 7300 Yankee Road, was the first of Kroger’s 2,640 supermarkets nationwide to test online ordering.
Kroger charges $4.95 for an online order, but the fee is waived for the first three orders. Other local Kroger stores that now offer ClickList include West Chester Twp., Mason, Sharonville and Lebanon locations.