Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 at 7:00 am
DoorDash is ending its partnership with Walmart in September of 2022. This will conclude the partnership between Walmart and DoorDash, which has gone on for four years. DoorDash sent Walmart a letter to terminate their partnership in early August and gave a 30-day notice.
Was your family relying on DoorDash to bring you products from Walmart? If so, there are some other options that could potentially fulfill the same need.
Walmart is acquiring Delivery Drivers Inc. (DDI), the company behind Walmart’s Spark platform where gig workers shop and deliver orders for Walmart customers. It appears that Walmart intends to rely on Delivery Drivers Inc. to preform the same service that DoorDash offered.
Walmart also has a pickup and delivery service. This may work well for people who don’t have the time to shop for themselves, but still need groceries and other products.
To use Walmart’s pickup and delivery, start by placing a shopping order online. An in-store associate will gather your items and place them in bags. When your order is ready, Walmart will send you a Ready For Pickup email if you’ve chosen to pick up from your local store. Or, they can deliver your order right to your door (if you prefer).
It is recommended that you wait for the pickup notification before driving to your local Walmart. You can use their check-in option before you leave the store and when you arrive at pickup.
You can still use DoorDash if you want to have groceries or fast food delivered to your home. In addition, DoorDash drivers are in the process of being able to pick up and drop off Facebook Marketplace items to customers. This service is something that DoorDash and Meta are testing across the United States.
Another option is to select a different store to buy your groceries from. Many Target stores have their own grocery section. A worker can shop for you and give you a notification when your order is ready. You can then drive to the Target and wait for a worker to bring your groceries right to your car.