In a blog post today,  Wal-Mart (WMT - Get Report) e-commerce head Marc Lore said that the retail giant will start using store employees to deliver packages to customers' homes.

Store employees who choose to be a part of the program are given packages and delivery address at the end of their shifts.

The addresses are all on the employees' ways home from work, allowing them the convenience of not needing to venture too far out of their way.

Lore affirmed that the move is a win for both employees and customers since employees get paid for the deliveries and consumers are getting their online orders delivered sooner.

"Walmart has strength in numbers with 4,700 stores across the U.S. and more than a million associates," Lore wrote in his blog post. "Our stores put us within 10 miles of 90% of the US population. Now imagine all the routes our associates drive to and from work and the houses they pass along the way."

Shares of Wal-Mart were higher over 1% during mid-afternoon trading on Thursday.

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