Walmart Canada (NYSE:WMT) is piloting pick-up lockers at six 7-Eleven locations in the Toronto area. The e-commerce test will give Walmart.ca shoppers a place to pick up items ordered around the clock at the participating stores.
The pilot is an extension of the Walmart locker pickup program already available in 55 of its Canadian stores. The items, although limited to non-perishable products, are handpicked by Walmart employees and placed in a locker for pickup.
Shoppers using the service online are sent an email with a six-digit code that will work for up to seven days.
The test will run for six months at 7-Eleven stores in Brampton, Burlington, Toronto, Mississauga and Vaughan.
Walmart is doing well and expanding in Canada. The big-box retailer announced over the summer that it would acquire retail and distribution space from Target (NYSE:TGT) after the retailer officially revealed plans to exit the country. Walmart intends to give Target $136 million for 12 store leases and one owned property, totaling 1.6 million sq. ft.
-See this Toronto Star article
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