Retailer teams with grocery technology company to bring same-day delivery convenience.
Lowe’s and Instacart announced that same-day delivery is now available from more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores nationwide.
Nearly 30,000 items can be ordered for delivery in as fast as an hour, said the firm, freeing up customers to spend more time sprucing up, decorating and making holiday memories this fall.
“Lowe’s knows how much this time of year means to our customers,” said Mike Shady, senior vice president of online at Lowe’s.
“Whether they are rounding out their Halloween decorating or getting started on holiday prep and gifting, we’re able to offer more products, more convenience and more value for customers as we continue to improve the shopping experience in-store and online,” said Shady.
Lowe’s said it is one of the first retailers on the Instacart App to roll out same-day and scheduled delivery for large items, up to 3x3x5 feet and 60 pounds.
“As the seasons change, we know customers are thinking about how to get their homes ready for fall,” said Chris Rogers, chief business officer at Instacart.
“We’re excited to offer Lowe’s wide variety of home improvement essentials for delivery across the country so customers can get exactly what they need, seamlessly,” said Rogers.
Customers can also purchase those just-right holiday gifts such as smart home products, hand tools and electronics, said Lowe’s, along with fall accessories like pillows, blankets and outdoor string lights, all available for delivery in as fast as an hour from their local store.
Lowe’s said it piloted same-day delivery via Instacart in select markets in February and is Instacart’s leading national home improvement partner.
Lowe’s now offers same-day delivery from stores across all 50 states and Washington D.C.
“We’re excited to open up this new fulfillment offering across the U.S. for customers to shop for all of their project needs,” said Shady.
In a related note: Home Depot teamed up with Walmart GoLocal last October as its first retail client to provide its customers with another option for same-day or next-day delivery on a variety of home improvement products.
In the story reported by HBSDealer, Stephanie Smith, senior vice president of supply chain for The Home Depot said, “The Home Depot is continuously working to give customers the most convenient shopping experience in home improvement. That includes providing a wide range of fast and reliable delivery options.”