Walmart rolls out new shop-by-text service

NEW YORK — Walmart is unveiling a $50-a-month membership service that lets harried shoppers use text messages to order items to be home delivered.

Jetblack marks the latest effort by the nation's largest retailer to cater to higher-income shoppers. It's being tested in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn.

The service will offer same-day and next day delivery at no extra charge. It allows shoppers to order everything from birthday gifts to household essentials based on curated shopping recommendations.

The everyday items will be sourced from Walmart and Jet.com. For specialty items, Walmart is working with stores like Pottery Barn and Saks Fifth Avenue.

The service, which is currently invite-only, is being led by Rent the Runway visionary Jenny Fleiss.

You may also like these

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship...

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up"...

Global stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat

Jun 19, 2018

Global stocks have tumbled after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated a dispute with Beijing over...

China, EU to form group to modernize global trade...

Jun 25, 2018

China and Europe have agreed to launch a group that will work to update global trade rules to...

China push to end reliance on US tech at trade...

Jul 5, 2018

China push to end reliance on US tech at core of festering trade fight

US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrate Cambodia...

Jul 12, 2018

A U.S. cybersecurity firm has found evidence Chinese hackers linked to Beijing's government have...

About Us

Science Tech Today is all about the present with what’s new in the Science and Technology world. “Keep up with today, and don’t be left behind.”

Contact us: sales[at]sciencetechtoday.com

Subscribe Now!