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DoorDash won't deliver Walmart groceries from next month

DoorDash won't deliver Walmart groceries from next month

According to an Insider report, DoorDash is closing its partnership with Walmart, which had had the service to deliver groceries and other items from the retail chain to customers for more than four years. A source close to the situation told Insider that DoorDash had informed Walmart of its decision earlier this month, adding that the partnership was "no longer mutually beneficial" and that it was "on its long-term customer relationships." " Was. want to focus".

DoorDash reportedly gave Walmart 30-day notice, meaning the partnership will officially end in September. The two companies first teamed up in 2018, when Walmart began testing groceries ordered through its site, delivered by DoorDash. It initially went live in Atlanta, Georgia, but has since expanded to several other states.

"We have agreed to separate from DoorDash," Walmart spokesperson Leigh Stidham said in an emailed statement to The Verge. "We would like to thank DoorDash for the partnership and support of our customers over the past several years." DoorDash did not immediately respond to The Verge's request for comment.

However, it is not clear whether DoorDash will offer delivery from Walmart through its app. DoorDash does not currently allow you to order from Walmart, possibly to avoid any conflicts with service provided through Walmart's website. DoorDash rival Instacart, on the other hand, offers same-day delivery from Walmart in certain regions.

DoorDash spokesperson Ali Moses said in a statement to The Verge, “We would like to thank Walmart for their partnership and look forward to continuing to build and support merchants with our flagship marketplace and platform offerings in the years to come. are. are doing."

The split of DoorDash and Walmart isn't surprising. Walmart is busy building its own delivery service platform, Spark, which delivers grocery to its database of gig workers, similar to the operations of Lyft and Uber. Walmart told Insider that 75 percent of Spark's deliveries and services take place in 84 percent of homes in the US. Last year, Walmart also announced that it was also working on a white label delivery service called GoLocal to handle last-mile logistics and deliveries for other businesses.

And while DoorDash is ending its partnership with Walmart, it has forged a new partnership with Facebook. DoorDash will now pick up and deliver items purchased on Facebook Marketplace, as long as they are small enough to fit inside the trunk of a car. It also works with stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy's to offer customers same-day delivery

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