Walmart.com has come under fire for its pricing on some items.
The online retailer has also launched its own app and recently added more grocery delivery options to its existing grocery delivery service.
But a study released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) last month found that low-price grocery delivery could have a negative impact on consumers.
The report said that low price delivery could lead to shoppers paying more for groceries and drive them to less efficient retailers, as well as increasing the number of people who are likely to shop at lower prices.
“It’s pretty clear that low prices are bad for consumers,” NRF Vice President for Research and Policy Christopher Kloza told The Associated Press in a phone interview.
“And if we’re going to have these kinds of impacts, the way to get them is to lower the prices.”
He said that consumers should be aware of the impact low-cost grocery delivery has on their grocery shopping experience.
The NRF’s study, titled “Costs of Low-Cost Grocery Delivery in the U.S.,” looked at the impact of different types of delivery options on a customer’s grocery shopping and shopping experience over time.
The study found that customers who paid more for delivery services such as Amazon and Walmart will likely have a lower return rate, which means they will have to pay more for items, including more for grocery items, than other consumers.
This could lead consumers to spend less on groceries in the long run, and therefore decrease their ability to shop for the items they want.
Consumers will also likely see an increase in the number and type of items they choose to buy, resulting in higher prices for those items.
Klozas said that it’s important for consumers to keep in mind that these types of grocery delivery services are not necessarily the best option for everyone.
“These are very specific, targeted options that have very specific benefits and disadvantages, but if you’re shopping for the right thing and you’re able to get it, you’re going the right way,” he said.
The results of the NRF study came from the Cooperative Council for a Responsible Federal Budget (CCFRB), which surveyed retailers in the first half of 2018.
This survey, which was conducted by the group from October through December, included more than 400 retailers.
While the survey found that most retailers are seeing a reduction in the costs of delivering their goods, it also found that the average shopper is paying more than they expected.
“The average shoer has paid $6,856 in total grocery delivery costs over the past year, an increase of $1,000 from the previous year, and this increase is attributable to the growth of low- and moderate-cost options,” the survey said.
It said that the survey also found the average consumer is paying $1.35 per dollar spent, compared to $1 per dollar paid for delivery from Walmart.
The survey also said that more retailers were considering offering low- or moderate-price delivery, which could potentially lead to more savings for consumers.
Klaas said he believes that there’s a strong argument for the benefits of low price grocery delivery.
“There’s a lot of research that shows low-priced delivery is very effective at lowering prices in the short term and for longer term, reducing costs in the grocery industry,” he added.
“Low prices can be a great tool to get things to market, and it can also reduce the amount of time that people spend on grocery shopping, which has a negative effect on long-term retail sales.”
In a statement, Walmart said that all retailers have been working hard to find ways to deliver their goods in a way that is affordable for consumers, and that Walmart is a leader in delivering low-and-moderate-cost delivery.
The company added that Walmart will continue to offer low-rate delivery services throughout the year.
“While we continue to monitor the findings of this study and look to improve low-rates delivery options, we’re focused on providing consumers with affordable options,” a Walmart spokesperson told ABC News.
“We believe our low-rates service and the value they provide consumers make low-prices delivery the right choice for shoppers and for retailers alike.”
A Walmart spokesperson said that, in addition to delivering low rates, Walmart offers “free delivery” for select products, which helps consumers save money on the total cost of delivery, and offers a variety of options for shoppers to choose from.
Walmart offers low-, medium- and high-cost low- to moderate-priced grocery delivery, with some of the lowest prices of any retailer.
“If shoppers choose low-rated delivery, they can save up to 50% on grocery delivery prices over the long-run,” the company said.
“In addition, we offer discounted delivery options for certain items such as meat, dairy, breads, and cereals.”
In addition, Walmart also offers low cost delivery options.
“Some retailers offer discounted pricing for their groceries on certain items, such as