Walmart declared on Thursday that it worked out an agreement with Salesforce to offer its neighborhood pickup and conveyance innovation to additional retailers.
Walmart stated in a statement that the agreement, which was made public on Thursday, stipulates that Salesforce will begin offering Walmart’s GoLocal delivery service and Store Assist technology through its app store in order to assist retailers in expanding their operations and “thriving in today’s hybrid shopping world.”
GoLocal delivery is a delivery-as-a-service white-label technology that allows businesses to drop off packages at customers’ homes. Employees can pack orders for curbside pickup or delivery with ease and efficiency thanks to the company’s Store Assist technology.
“Through this partnership, retailers can leverage the same innovative and scalable technologies that power Walmart’s pickup and delivery experiences,” Anshu Bhardwaj, Walmart Global Technology senior vice president of technology strategy and commercialization, said in a statement.
According to Bhardwaj, the technology behind Store Assist has already assisted Walmart in fulfilling more than 830 million orders.
Walmart’s operations will be strengthened in another way thanks to the deal, which comes at a time when inflation and the uncertain economic climate continue to weigh on businesses in every sector.
Salesforce made the announcement just over a week after it said that it would have to lay off 10% of its employees as part of a plan to cut costs and increase profits from operations after hiring too many people during the pandemic.
In addition, the software company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week that it would cut back on office space and sell some real estate in an effort to cut costs.
According to Tyler Prince, executive vice president of alliances and channels for Salesforce, Walmart’s partnership with Salesforce will help the company transform its operations and further enter the digital technology market.