Amazon Killer? Walmart Announces Free 2-Day Shipping
Walmart has been trying to compete with Amazon's popular Prime 2-day free shipping for years.
Last year, the megastore kicked off the ShippingPass program, where customers could enjoy free 2-day shipping for $49 per year. But as of January 31, Walmart has dumped this program in favor of something new.
Instead, it's now providing free 2-day shipping on over two million items, and the best part is, there's no membership fee required. Orders must meet a minimum spend of $35 before taxes, but that's not much of a catch. To bag free standard shipping with Amazon, non-Prime members must spend at least $49.
Walmart's new shipping plan is currently only available in the continental US, while Amazon is expanding its Prime service worldwide. It's a big move against Amazon, but Prime membership still offers plenty that makes the $99 price tag worth it. Those extra Prime perks are an area that Walmart just can't compete with yet.
More Retailers Offering Fast, Free Shipping
Last year, Best Buy kicked off a similar shipping offer for members of its My Best Buy program, which is free to join. The basic tier requires a minimum purchase of $35 to bag free 2-day shipping, with thousands of items that qualify.
Readers, does this news make you more likely to shop Walmart's website? Or will you stick with Amazon? Let us know in the comments below!