Walmart Takes on Amazon With Cheaper 2-Day Shipping Option

Walmart Takes on Amazon With Cheaper 2-Day Shipping Option

Walmart started experimenting with a three-day shipping service called ShippingPass past year.

Wal-Mart also fills online orders from about 80 stores, where workers pull products off shelves, put them in boxes and ship them to homes.

Last year, Walmart introduced Shipping Pass, a three-day shipping service for $50 a year.

As part of an overall e-tail and tech push, Wal-Mart Stores testing a two-day shipping subscription service in conjunction with regional delivery companies and its eight vast warehouses located across the United States, according to published reports. Wal-Mart is playing catchup with Amazon, whose Prime service first debuted over a decade ago.

He wants the service to be such a good deal that you'd be "irresponsible" not to sign up, he wrote.

Analysts say that Amazon Prime members buy more frequently and spend more money. Amazon, meanwhile, said it doesn't "discuss other companies, and we are laser focused on our customers, especially the massive growing base of loyal Prime members who have enjoyed guaranteed, predictable fast free shipping for more than 10 years".

The discount giant is piloting a two-day version of its paid ShippingPass unlimited online delivery program.

'Whether you need a gift in a pinch or you're simply running low on household essentials, a ShippingPass subscription gets you the things you need without hurting your pocket, ' the signup webiste claims. Membership is now be $49 per year. There are also no minimum requirements to use ShippingPass, and free returns are supported, as well.

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