Home Depot adds same-day, next-day local delivery in Atlanta

Home Depot is picking up its pace to keep up with the need-it-now retail delivery boom.

The Home DepotĀ Inc. (NYSE: HD) said it has rolled out express same-day and next-day local delivery for more than 20,000 items to 35 major metros across the U.S. That includes Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Seattle and Washington D.C.

The new service is part of the company’s overall five-year expansion of its delivery offerings for DIY and Pro customers.

Home Depot is partnering with car and van providers like Roadie and Deliv to deliver smaller items, while continuing to expand its supply chain network for faster shipments of large bulk deliveries. Roadie, which is advised by former Home Depot CEO Frank Blake, is no stranger to working with big Atlanta businesses, including Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) and United Parcel Service Inc.’s (NYSE: UPS) Strategic Enterprise Fund.

Home Depot said that, for qualifying products, orders placed before noon will get same day delivery. Orders placed after that will arrive next day. Both options start at $8.99.

“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,” saidĀ Mark Holifield, executive vice president of supply chain and product development, in a news release.

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