Midlands Walmart stores offer new curbside pickup - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Midlands Walmart stores offer new curbside pickup

Midlands Walmart stores offer new curbside pickup (WIS TV) Midlands Walmart stores offer new curbside pickup (WIS TV)
LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) -

Imagine grocery shopping without ever getting your of your car, or spending any extra money.

A new way to shop for groceries has made its way to the Midlands.

Thursday morning four local Walmart grocery stores launched their new online pickup service making shopping more convenient.

“I am so busy, I am so busy. We take in stray dogs, we take in stray people," said Walmart shopper Melodie Griffin. "I stay very busy so the thought of being able to shop at home and then pick it up at the store is a great idea.” 

Midlands customers who took advantage of the new service say they will continue to shop this way because it helps organize their schedule. 

"I have two children, a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old. So instead of having to load them up, get them out and then walk around the store, especially the 1-year-old who gets very impatient, this is very convenient,” said Samantha Miller, another Walmart shopper.

Staff members say the first day of the service was successful, with more than 30 orders delivered to customers' cars at the Lexington Walmart off Sunset Blvd. 

"It's a new service and we have seen the growth over the past year, and we definitely in the Lexington/Columbia area really see the impacts on it already by the first day of orders” said James White, Assistant Manager at the Walmart location.

White also said the free service is a part of their efforts to change the image of the largest grocer in the U.S. 

“A lot of people look at Walmart like, 'poor service, long lines.' We are trying to change that whole image of Walmart. We are looking at fast service,
friendly people, A+ service and that’s what we’re going towards,” said White.

In order to participate, head to Walmart.com/grocery. The minimum spending is $30 per order to participate in the service.

After placing the order, pickup service is from 8 am - 8pm every day. Right now there are only 200 out of the 5000 Walmart locations that are launching this service.

In the Midlands those include:

Walmart in Lexington, at 5556 Sunset Blvd and 1780 S Lake Drive.

And two Columbia locations: 10060 Two Notch Road and 1326 Bush River Road.

Copyright 2016, WIS TV. All Rights Reserved

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe

    Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-05-24 04:42:28 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:52:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this May 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Two House lawmakers who are allies of President Donald Tr...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this May 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Two House lawmakers who are allies of President Donald Tr...

    A briefing Thursday about classified documents will be for just two Republican House members, both Trump allies, as Trump and his supporters in Congress press for information on the outside informant.

    More >>

    A briefing Thursday about classified documents will be for just two Republican House members, both Trump allies, as Trump and his supporters in Congress press for information on the outside informant.

    More >>
  • breaking

    Trump cancels North Korea summit

    Trump cancels North Korea summit

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:50:52 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:50:52 GMT

    President Donald Trump has cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. 

    More >>

    President Donald Trump has cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. 

    More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Red Nose Day raises money for children in need

    SLIDESHOW: Red Nose Day raises money for children in need

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:57 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:57:39 GMT
    Our Sunrise crew sported red noses in honor of Red Nose Day. (WIS)Our Sunrise crew sported red noses in honor of Red Nose Day. (WIS)
    Our Sunrise crew sported red noses in honor of Red Nose Day. (WIS)Our Sunrise crew sported red noses in honor of Red Nose Day. (WIS)

    What's with all the red noses?

    More >>

    What's with all the red noses?

    More >>
Powered by Frankly