I picked myself up, dusted off the first delivery of #walmarttogo and gave it another try. My first review is posted, and can be read here. This time, I ordered on Tuesday for Wednesday evening delivery. Remember to book it before you add items to your cart to snag the best possible time slot for you. You can always change it before paying/confirming your order. This time, after logging on, I snagged my slot, added items to my cart, and went through the process just like before. I learned another important fact about the online ordering process. You cannot change your delivery time or date on-line or through your account history once you place the order. You have to call the customer service number and attempt this feat thru them.
The window was 6 to 8 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m., my order arrived. Yeah! It was all there, and only one item was substituted. I had “allowed” the substitution on this particular item. Please read my earlier post for all the tips on the online ordering process. Several people I know who have ordered have received late delivery, or even moved to the next day, but have not reported any other issues. For my second order, I also ordered non-grocery items, and they brought the correct items. I ordered household products and it worked out- this time. You can also order electronics and anything else on the Walmart2Go website. Another thing I checked out this time was whether the service offered in other areas, and it is not offered everywhere quite yet. To check if your zip code qualifies for the walmart to go service, click here and plug in your zip code. There is an option to enter your E-mail so you can be notified when it is available in your area.
After two deliveries, here are my PROS for home delivery: (1) You do not have to go out and shop, and (2) you do not buy items you do not need- i.e. impulse shopping. Bottom line: Save time and gas! The CONS are: (1) You have to be at home for the delivery window, and may get a delay, or a no-show which means you may need to head out if you need something desperately; (2) Also, not all products may be available, and you may have to go out anyway, and (3) It costs money for home delivery, which is $7 for a two-hour window, and $5 for four-hour window. Gas to run to the store once may not run you that much.
Good luck, and no matter what you choose, happy shopping!
As a participant in the Walmart to Go First program, I’ve received a personal invite and incentives for my time and efforts in creating this post. The opinions expressed here are my own.