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SF's closest Walmart is more than 15 miles away (and across the Bay Bridge). But that isn't stopping the mega-chain from providing the city with groceries and home products. Walmart's e-commerce branch is based in San Bruno, and since 2011, it has spearheaded the growth of the brand's same-day delivery service in SF, the Peninsula, and San Jose (and beyond). According to TechCrunch, thousands of customers and orders have been placed for delivery in the Bay over the past three years. And now, Walmart plans to expand it's delivery fleet to 10 trucks. In a direct comparison with Amazon Fresh, Walmart To Go is the better choice for households that will use a same-day delivery service only occasionally, because their one-time shipping is cheaper. But Amazon's delivery deals over time make shipping costs about even for both brands.
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