Home Depot is hiring Walmart employees to deliver paint, tools and other online purchases to customers’ doors.
The two retailers announced the partnership Wednesday, without disclosing the terms of the deal or the length of the contract.
The home improvement retailer is the first retail client to sign up for Walmart’s new delivery business, GoLocal. Walmart launched the business in August with a view to make money from last-mile deliveries, similar to a third-party service like Instacart. Deliveries are made by gig economy workers who use Walmart’s delivery platform, Spark Driver.
Walmart will begin the deliveries at select stores in New Mexico, Texas and Arkansas in the next few weeks, and then expand to other markets across the country before year’s end, the two companies’ spokespeople said.