Walmart Announces the Acquisition of Parcel, a Technology-Based, Same-Day and Last-Mile Delivery Company

Published on October 02, 2017 and last updated on October 02, 2017

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As we continue to focus on new ways to serve customers, Walmart has acquired Parcel, a technology-based, same-day and last-mile delivery company based in New York. Here are the key facts about the deal:

What we announced

  • Walmart has acquired Parcel, a technology-based, last-mile delivery service that specializes in perishable and non-perishable delivery to customers in New York City.
  • As a 24/7 operation that delivers packages the same-day, overnight and in scheduled two-hour windows, Parcel uses routing algorithms, a fleet of leased vehicles, and a professional, employee-based workforce, to quickly sort, load and deliver packages to customers.
  • The acquisition price was not disclosed, though it was smaller than previous acquisitions we’ve made this year.
  • The deal closed on September 29, 2017.

What it means

  • We plan to leverage Parcel for last mile delivery to customers in New York City – including same-day delivery – for both general merchandise as well as fresh and frozen groceries from Walmart and Jet.
  • Also, Parcel will continue servicing its current clients and adding others, operating from its New York City headquarters where it can accelerate and scale over time.
  • Parcel delivery services
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  • Parcel delivery vehicle
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  • Jesse Kaplan, founder and CEO of Parcel
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