Walmart Expands Same-Day Delivery in Mexico

Walmart has begun offering three-hour delivery for certain home goods and technology products, as it battles Amazon in the major Latin American market, according to Reuters.

The new service covers 12,000 items including laptops, cell phones, televisions and clothing irons, Walmart told Reuters in a statement. The company has opened two new ecommerce fulfillment centers in Mexico in the past year to service online orders from the country.

Walmart has 2,459 stores in Mexico, including 92 Superama grocery outlets. This is Walmart’s largest store count outside the U.S., where it has more than 5,300 retail locations. This summer, it began offering grocery delivery from Superama stores via WhatsApp.

In other parts of Latin America, Walmart has been expanding same-day grocery delivery and order pickup in Chile, Argentina and Guatemala.

Earlier this month, the company announced grocery delivery from 200 Canadian stores through its partnership with Instacart, in as little as an hour.

Amazon for its part began offering same-day delivery in Mexico City in 2015.