Walmart Delivers Your Stuff—One Small Item at a Time

April Chiodini opened her front door on a recent afternoon to find a fuzzy chicken-leg dog toy stuffed inside a Walmart bag on the porch. She took it inside and asked her daughter if she knew where it came from.

The 96-cent drumstick was a last-minute addition to an online order her daughter had placed just two hours before. She added it to her cart to get over the free-shipping threshold, and somehow it beat the rest of the order to their home in Arnold, Mo., by days.