MANSFIELD — The Walmart located in Mansfield took a step into the digital era with a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating its first day of online grocery pickup on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Customers can now order their groceries on Walmart’s website and a Walmart employee — a personal shopper — will gather the items in the store for the customer. The customer can pay online. The customer can then pick up their groceries during their pre-selected time slot.

The pickup is free, but there is a $30 order minimum.

Ben Landis, the store manager at the Mansfield location, said it was an exciting day.

“It’s a new chapter of Walmart here in the store,” Landis said to his employees and some members of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce who gathered around for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Landis said the new service added 10 new positions within the store. The training has been completed and everyone did well, Landis said.

Landis said every employee in the store is involved in the online grocery pick up in one way or another. Whether it’s working as a personal shopper or it’s keeping the shelves stocked, many people are working together to make this endeavor possible.

This will not only save time for customers, but it will be convenient for them, as well, Landis said.

“I’m very, very proud of what everyone has done to get this launched. We had a very short window to get this going and you guys did a fantastic job,” Landis said to his employees.

Dawn Hull, executive director of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, spoke on how Walmart has contributed to the community and economy here.

“Walmart has been a great partner in every bit of this community, whether its the donations to the food pantry, how many times have I’ve come in here and said, ‘Hey guys, can I get a donation for trunk or treat or for a non-profit?’” Hull said. “Those costs are not being passed onto the non- profit.”

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