“Same-day delivery is a new hot trend in retailing these days, according to a recent Elastic Path report, which finds that 75% of consumers expect, in the next 12 months, for all brands to offer same-day delivery.
But at the same time, 72% expect curbside pickup in the same time frame.”
“Their data shows that 65% of a customer’s order will be a repeat basket, re-stocking things they buy regularly. “It shouldn’t take, every week, 30 to 40 minutes to build that basket,” says Aanan.
“Ninety percent precision confidence is very important in this mix for us to be really effective in terms of predictive basket,” says Aanan. “We don’t deploy the algorithm until it’s at least 90% confidence.”
“Reporting to Whiteside will be Walmart’s services and digital acceleration team led by Daniel Eckert, the returns team led by Linne Fulcher, and the media group led by Stef Jay. Open roles under Whiteside include a chief experience and strategy officer, a chief product officer and leader for the customer care team.”
“TechCrunch noticed that Walmart is now taking on services like Instacart, Shipt, and Amazon Prime Now with its own grocery delivery subscription service called “Delivery Unlimited.”
The $98 annual price point makes Delivery Unlimited competitive since Shipt charges $99 for a similar service and Target also recently announced that Shipt shoppers can pay a per-order fee of $9.99. And Instacart dropped the annual fee to $99 late last year. Amazon Prime Now still has the highest price at $119 per year.”