Walmart+ gives members free unlimited delivery, including groceries, at everyday low prices.

This new shopping solution is ideal for busy parents. (Photo: Getty Images)

Life right now is all about small joys: a comfortable desk chair, a sleeping bag for backyard camping, a quick and healthy meal that the kids are actually excited to eat. But busy parents can’t be bothered to spend hours browsing for such purchases — which is why easy online ordering and streamlined in-store shopping is a real game-changer.

The ability to click and order instantly is a godsend for time-pressed parents. Out of dishwashing detergent with the sink overflowing? Need a new phone charger, stat? Finally getting around to building out that home gym? Luckily, all these items can be purchased online with a simple click, swipe or tap, landing on your doorstep in mere days — or even hours.

When it is necessary to head to the store in person, many parents are now seeking quick and simplified shopping experiences. Features like contactless payments, “buy online, pick up in store” and line-free check-out are increasingly making such experiences possible.

Walmart is introducing a new service to make online orders and in-store shopping even simpler and more cost-effective. Walmart+, available starting September 15th, is the retailer’s answer to customer demand for quick, efficient shopping, including same-day delivery on groceries and more. It also includes savings on fuel of up to $0.05 per gallon, and a few handy in-store benefits – such as a streamlined shopping experience called mobile scan & go.

Introducing Walmart+

Spend less time shopping and more time with family thanks to this new service. (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Walmart+ is your new go-to for gadgets, gifts, groceries and gas. With the same everyday low prices you love, plus free unlimited delivery, this membership service saves shoppers both time and money. It’s an easy solution to those need-it-now conundrums — you know, those nearly forgotten birthdays, distractions for cranky teenagers cooped up at home, and school-project-suddenly-due-tomorrow snafus.

There’s no hidden cost of convenience with a Walmart+ membership. The service is $12.95 per month or $98 a year, and it includes free unlimited delivery. There’s even a 15-day free trial available now!

Customers shopping in Walmart stores also benefit from their memberships. No time to wait in line? No problem. With mobile scan & go, Walmart+ members can simply scan items and pay for them directly from their mobile devices. The platform enables seamless check-out directly from a smartphone, saving customers time and letting them pay in a safe, contactless way.

For those driving to and from the stores, a Walmart+ membership provides savings on that weekly fuel bill: Walmart & Murphy fuel stations knock $0.05 per gallon off the cost of gas for members. These small savings can really add up for families making multiple trips each week or road tripping to neighboring areas for a change of scenery.

Why this new service is a busy parent’s best friend

Shopping online makes sense for busy parents. (Photo: Getty Images)

Online shopping for families is up. An April survey of more than 1,500 U.S. parents showed that the items they’re purchasing more of right now include toys, entertainment, crafts and treats for their kids. A full 38% of survey respondents said they’re ordering groceries online more often. Two even more recent surveys indicated that parents are increasingly focusing back-to-school spending on e-commerce and other online avenues. Spending on technology products is also on the rise.

This all makes sense. Right now, parents have a lot on their plates. On top of home schooling, numerous parents are adjusting to the new normal of working remotely while juggling the standard slew of weekly chores. What’s more, as parents prepare for a strange back-to-school season, for many, school-provided lunches are out, and home offices and makeshift classrooms are in. That transition involves a lot of prep work — and who has time for that?

Time-pressed parents know that turning to online retailers is a game-changer that helps ensure their whole family is loaded up with the essentials, from groceries and hand sanitizer to pet supplies and digital devices. Being able to tap to pay by utilizing mobile scan & go can help parents get in and out of the store ASAP. 

So, whether you need to place an order for dinner ingredients, come up with an outdoor birthday party pronto, buy a baby shower gift, or purchase any number of last-minute items, Walmart+ delivers. Batteries, bibs and barbells are just a click away. 

Walmart+ is available now. Start your free trial today by clicking here. 

See membership details. $35 minimum order. Restrictions apply.

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