The new service is part of the company’s five-year expansion of its delivery offerings for DIY and Pro customers.
“This is just the beginning of our expansion of improved delivery options, but it’s a significant milestone in the way we’re serving customers,” Mark Holifield, executive vice president of supply chain and product development, said in a press release.
The company is partnering with car and van providers including Roadie and Deliv for smaller items, while continuing to expand its supply chain network for large bulk deliveries. Home Depot will also add extra direct fulfillment centers, as well as more than 100 new distribution sites to further expand its delivery speed and reach.
“Customers’ expectations with shopping are changing, and they want as many options as you can possibly give them,” Home Depot spokeswoman Lana Johnston said at the time.
“Installing lockers is another smart move by Home Depot and should help it maintain its lead over Amazon and others in the home improvement space,” said Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData’s retail division. “As a sector, home improvement is not as digitally advanced as many others. However, online transactions are growing, and Home Depot is right to be investing in tools and infrastructure that will help it maintain an edge.”