The Walmart-owned warehouse club has partnered with Instacart to provide same-day delivery — one-hour delivery, in some cases — for groceries and small appliances.
The service will initially be offered in St. Louis and in Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, with more locations planned for this year.
Instacart customers will be able to shop Sam’s Clubs without a membership, although they won’t receive the member-only pricing on items.
The announcement comes on the heels of the chain’s renewed push on its e-commerce efforts. Last week, Sam’s Club outlined new initiatives in order to remain competitive with Amazon and Costco.
Amazon, of course, has the greatest head start of all in the same-day delivery race.
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