The collaboration, announced Thursday (Oct. 26), is part of what RevolutionParts calls its growing suite of delivery offerings, RP Shipping, which offers parts buyers and sellers greater flexibility in how they send and receive parts.
“We’re focused on creating an exceptional e-commerce and shipping experience for automotive parts and accessories retailers and bringing them cutting-edge tools to grow and scale their business,” RevolutionParts CEO Ibrahim Mesbah said in a press release.
“Offering same-day delivery with Walmart GoLocal will further expand our reach and bring added convenience to automotive parts buyers and sellers nationwide.”
According to the release, the offering lets automotive parts buyers and sellers order products online, including OEM replacement parts, and choose same-day delivery at checkout.
“Removing friction in e-commerce fulfillment is paramount to delivering an exceptional customer experience,” added Eliza Wendel, senior director and head of sales and business development at Walmart GoLocal.
PYMNTS last week explored the way Walmart and rival Amazon are working to improve their delivery offerings, particularly in the area of drone delivery.
In August, Walmart began working with Alphabet-owned on-demand drone delivery provider Wing to improve last-mile delivery solutions, with an emphasis on serving customers in the Dallas, Texas metro area.
At the time, the report said that the new service was due to be introduced in the following months, further improving Walmart’s drone delivery capabilities, which the company had been building up over the past two years.
Walmart “had already taken flight with drone delivery operations across seven states and 36 stores, successfully fulfilling over 10,000 deliveries,” PYMNTS wrote. “Through its collaboration with Wing, Walmart is poised to expand its coverage to an additional 60,000 residences.”
This will be made possible by Wing’s drones, which can operate beyond the line of sight, offering on-demand delivery services to customers within a 6-mile radius of participating Walmart stores.
Amazon, meanwhile, is expanding its drone delivery service by giving customers in College Station, Texas the option of drone-drop delivery services for prescription medications.
In its announcement earlier this month, the retail giant said customers there can have prescription medications at their doorstep within 60 minutes of ordering.