Jacksonville Walmart location now offering free pickup service


JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - Getting your groceries at one Walmart location in Jacksonville just got easier.

Walmart announced Wednesday that it has launched its online grocery pickup service at the Walmart Neighborhood Market, located at 4250 Western Boulevard. The service is free and allows customers to order groceries online and pick them up without leaving your car.

"At Walmart, we have always been known for saving our customers money and, with services like grocery pickup, we are also saving them valuable time," said eCommerce Market Coach Adam Elledge in a press release. "Our customers have told us that grocery pick up is a game changer. They are now able to complete their grocery shopping in a matter of minutes - between errands or on their way home from an after school activity - without even unbuckling their seat belts."

Here's how the service works, as explained in the press release.

-- Order and Choose a Pickup Time: Customers visit online or through the Walmart Grocery mobile app, enter their zip codes to select a local store and begin creating their shopping lists During checkout, they select a time to pick up their orders. -- Personal Grocery Shoppers Fill the Basket: Highly-trained personal shoppers carefully select the freshest produce, meats and other items each customer requested. -- Pick Up and Go: Once a customer arrives at the pickup location, there will be reserved parking spaces marked in orange, and a designated number to call to alert an associate. An associate will quickly retrieve the prepared order and load it into the customer's car.

All items are priced the same online as in the store. Walmart said there are at least 1,000 stores across the U.S. that offer this service.