In fall 2017, the retailer began a small test allowing customers to pay for online grocery orders using their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits — more casually known as food stamps.
Today, Walmart says SNAP is now accepted for online grocery orders at all of the company’s 2,500-plus pickup locations.
They put in their zip code on the Walmart Grocery website to select their local store, then shop for groceries online by adding items to their cart.
The retailer also announced in April its participation in a USDA pilot program designed to test the acceptance of SNAP payments directly on retailers’ websites for both grocery pickup and delivery.
Another pilot we recently spotted is focused on bringing down the cost of grocery delivery by offering customers the option to pay an annual subscription fee of $98, instead of per-delivery charges which can add up over time.
The SNAP at Pickup program isn’t the only way Walmart is serving low-income customers.
When they arrive at the store, they’ll park in the customer spaces marked for Grocery Pickup orders and give their EBT benefit card to the store associate who brings their order to the car.