Walmart has announced the daily reservation of a one hour window from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. where pickup services will be exclusive to customers over the age of 60, first responders, customers with disabilities, and anyone designated as high-risk by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC).
Walmart says that though these times are reserved for these groups, all other pickup times remain open for their use as well.
According to Walmart, pickup associates are also following enhanced distancing and sanitation procedures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The point of pickup is also contact-free. Customers simply open their trunk, and associates load their groceries in with no need to sign for the order.
“Now more than ever, families are relying on our pickup service to help get quality, fresh groceries to their homes as safely as possible,” said Tom Ward, senior vice president, Customer Product. “These are extraordinary times, and we are constantly looking for ways we can help deliver that same peace of mind to all our customers, particularly those who are most at-risk.”
Customers will see a new prompt on Walmart.com/grocery that displays the qualifications for selecting the slot listed as ‘At Risk Only’ and allows those who are eligible to opt-in.
Walmart has set purchase limits on certain items available through Grocery Pickup. You can find additional information here.
To determine if Grocery Pickup is available in your area, check this location map.