There’s still no Walmart anywhere in New York City, but that hasn’t stopped the superstore from trying to get its goods to your doorstep.
The retail giant — in a move that looks like a direct swipe at Amazon — will soon offer same-day delivery to certain NYC customers, and has acquired the Brooklyn-based startup Parcel to help make that happen, according to Recode.
Parcel, which was founded in 2013, has an extensive database of every building it has delivered to, complete with photos and details about service entrances.
It operates around the clock, and gives customers real-time updates on their order status via text.
It is Walmart’s fifth ecommerce acquisition in the past year, having previously purchased Jet, Bonobos, ModCloth and Moosejaw.
According to Recode, the sale was for less than $10 million.