ATLANTA—The Home Depot said it has hired Walmart to deliver select merchandise to customers doors via Walmart’s GoLocal delivery platform.
Home Depot customers will be able to receive same-day and next-day deliveries on smaller, home-improvement-type products, such as nails and paint brushes, from select Home Depot locations with the company planning to expand the service to multiple markets by the end of the year.
“The Home Depot is continuously working to give customers the most convenient shopping experience in home improvement, and that includes providing a wide range of fast and reliable delivery options,” said Stephanie Smith, senior vice president of supply chain for The Home Depot. “This partnership brings us even closer to our goal of offering same-day or next-day delivery to 90% of the U.S. population.”
In August, Walmart launched Walmart GoLocal to partner with “businesses of all sizes” to deliver their products. Home Depot is the first retail client of Walmart GoLocal.
“We’re honored to work with The Home Depot in our shared goal of making fast and reliable local delivery available in every community we serve, including rural and suburban areas, where we both have a strong retail presence,” said John Furner, president and CEO, Walmart U.S. “We’re excited to welcome The Home Depot as Walmart GoLocal’s first retail client and look forward to helping power their local delivery efforts.”
In its fiscal 2020 year, the Home Depot’s digital platform sales increased 86%, with more than half of online orders fulfilled through stores. The company moved a record 1.2 billion cubic feet of products through its delivery network and achieved record sales of $132.1 billion, according to the release.