Walmart buys Brooklyn startup for same-day NYC delivery
Walmart buys Brooklyn startup for same-day NYC delivery
Wal-Mart buys delivery logistics startup Parcel
04 October, 2017, 00:59
The giant retailer has acquired Parcel, a Brooklyn, N.Y. -based company that handles scheduled and same-day delivery services in NY for online retailers like Bonobos and meal-kit companies like Chef'd and Martha Stewart's Martha & Marley Spoon.
With the resources of Walmart behind it, it's easy to see Parcel's service expanded to other big cities, helping the company build out a network akin to Amazon's Prime Now rapid delivery service.
In a sign of the intensifying battle for New York's online shoppers, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. acquired Parcel, a company specializing in same-day deliveries of groceries and meal kits. "New York City is the top market for both Jet and Walmart.com, and because of the density of the area - along with the proximity of our fulfillment centers - it's the ideal place for high-impact innovation", Faust wrote in a blog post. For residents without a doorman, the process of accepting packages when not at home can be hard. Parcel's delivery vans have "No doorman?"
Many of Amazon's same-day deliveries are made by Amazon Flex drivers, who are classified as subcontractors rather than full-time employees.
Walmart has continued to ramp up its online shopping business to compete with Amazon.
Parcel uses routing algorithms, leased vehicles and an employee-based workforce to sort, load and deliver packages to customers on the same day, overnight and in scheduled two-hour windows, according to the press release.
The move comes just weeks after Amazon.com completed its acquisition of Whole Foods, which has a large presence in New York City and will likely help Amazon accelerate grocery delivery.
The move also means Walmart has finally found a home in NY, where it's been blocked in its efforts to open stores for years.
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