Wal-Mart Tests Ship-to-FedEx Option
Wal-Mart Stores has achieved some success by giving consumers the option
to order products online and then pick them up at one of its stores. But what
happens when the retailer has very few or no stores in an area? Wal-Mart apparently
has an answer for that also, and it’s FedEx.
retailer began testing its Site-to-Store Shipping with FedEx service this summer
in Boston and Los Angeles. The service enables shoppers to order online and
pick up items for free at their local FedEx office. Wal-Mart doesn’t have any
stores in Boston and only two in L.A.
“Customer response thus far has been quite positive, and our business
team recognizes we have a winning formula,” Ravi Jariwala, a spokesperson
for Wal-Mart, told The Wall Street Journal.
“We fully expect other large retailers to take advantage of this,” Randy
Scarborough, vice president of marketing for FedEx Office, told the Journal.
are planning our physical network to accommodate this because we do anticipate
Discussion Questions: Does Wal-Mart have a winner with Site-to-Store Shipping
with FedEx? Do you expect many other retailers to quickly follow suit?
- Site-to-Store Shipping with Fedex – Walmart
- Wal-Mart and FedEx Team up in Urban areas – Gather
- Wal-Mart Uses FedEx to Expand Urban Push – The Wall Street Journal