MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Walmart Canada and 7-Eleven Canada Inc. are expanding Walmart Canada’s Grab & Go Locker network with the addition of six 7-Eleven convenience stores in the greater Toronto area. The retailers have agreed to a six-month pilot of the project to evaluate customer response and usage.
The announcement marks the first time in Canada two retailers are teaming up to offer a Grab & Go Locker service.
The service offers customers using Walmart.ca a convenient, free shipping option where they can pick up their order, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost.
The announcement expands on Walmart Canada’s current Grab & Go Locker service, which currently offers free shipping to 45 Grab & Go Lockers in the region.
“Partnering with 7-Eleven to expand our Grab & Go Locker service was a natural fit. Our goal is simple–we want to provide our customers with an online shopping experience that is easy and convenient,” said Simon Rodrigue, senior vice president of ecommerce for Walmart Canada. “What better partner to help us achieve this than the world’s largest convenience retailer? We know our customers already use 7-Eleven stores in their daily routine. Now they can fuel up their car at their local 7-Eleven and pick up their Walmart.ca order in one easy stop, any day, any time, without paying shipping fees.”
“The Walmart Grab & Go Locker service is a natural extension of our quality convenience offering,” said Raj Kapoor, vice president and general manager for 7-Eleven Canada. “We know that our customers look to us to give them a one-stop shopping experience, so we’re pleased to be able to offer them this additional service. We’ll continue to listen to our customers and will evaluate the success of this pilot on an ongoing basis.”
Walmart Canada’s Grab & Go Locker service allows customers to order goods online and ship for free to a Grab & Go locker. Once the item is placed in the locker the customer is sent an email with a six-digit PIN code. Customers then have seven days to retrieve their items from the locker. Walmart’s Grab & Go Lockers are currently offered in select Toronto-area Walmart stores, Walmart Canada Home Office and Kapuskasing, Ontario.
The 7-Eleven locations that will offer Walmart.ca Grab & Go Lockers are in Toronto (2), Brampton, Burlington, Mississauga and Vaughan, Ont.
Walmart Canada operates 395 stores nationwide. Its flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 450,000 customers daily.
Based in Dallas, 7‑Eleven operates, franchises or licenses nearly 10,500 7‑Eleven convenience stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 56,200 7‑Eleven c-stores in 16 countries.