This Costco Rival Is The First Wholesaler to Partner With DoorDash
More and more grocery shoppers are utilizing all the newly available methods of getting items on their list from the store to the kitchen without leaving the house nowadays since more delivery services are available. With the increase in demand, chains like Walmart, Kroger, and more are continuing to evolve the service. In fact, one of Costco's biggest rivals is partnering with an already popular delivery brand to offer delivery from hundreds of its stores.
DoorDash can be used to get meals delivered from restaurants along with snacks and other items from convenience stores, and after a new partnership can be used to get bulk items from all BJ's Wholesale Clubs sent straight to doorsteps in 17 states across the Eastern U.S. And to celebrate, shoppers can get 30% off on any order of $100 or more from BJ's through the DoorDash platform right now.
Company leaders hinted at the partnership on an earnings call last year, Supermarket News reports. BJ's CEO Robert Eddy said that "by having more than one [same-day delivery] partner, we can dynamically route deliveries based on a number of variables, such as service levels, speed, member ratings, cost and so on." He noted that it also allows the store's products to become available to more people.
BJ's is the first wholesale chain to bring DoorDash's quick delivery to users. The store's bulk items are also available to order via Instacart, like Costco. Sam's Club is available on Instacart but it is owned and operated by Walmart and is included in the exclusive Walmart+ membership, as well.
"We see the trend towards convenience only going in one direction, with grocery delivery being no exception," Shanna Prevé, the Vice President of Business Development at DoorDash said in a statement. "We are thrilled to welcome BJ's to the DoorDash platform as our first wholesale club on the marketplace, continuing our mission to provide consumers with the convenience and savings they crave, while empowering merchants to reach customers wherever they are."
All 226 of BJ's warehouses are available on the platform. Shoppers who are a part of DoorDash's membership program can get $0 delivery fees on orders of $25 or more. While this is pretty cheap, This Grocery Delivery Service Is Adding A Surcharge Amid High Gas Prices.