Sam’s Club will extend same-day delivery service to more than 100 new stores and 90 new markets across the U.S. through its partnership with Instacart. The option will be available at 350 clubs by the end of October, covering more than half of all Sam’s Club stores.
New markets include New Jersey, Indianapolis and Houston. Shoppers ordering through Instacart can shop at Sam’s Club even without a membership, though Sam’s Club members will receive lower members-only pricing.
Instacart is in the process of expanding its operations following a $600 million fundraising round earlier this month. The company is already capable of reaching 70% of U.S. households and 50% of Canadian households through its delivery network, and plans include growing its presence in North America and increasing awareness of Instacart at retail partner stores.
The delivery service works with Walmart for Sam’s Club and Walmart Canada, but the retail giant also is building up its in-house operations. The company is piloting a last-mile delivery project with Spark Delivery in Nashville and New Orleans, as well as opening a fulfillment center in the Bronx, N.Y. to handle delivery of groceries and Apple electronics.