Monday, 27 May, 2019

Walmart offers next-day shipping, speeding deliveries as it battles Amazon

Walmart takes on Amazon Prime with free, next-day deliveries Challenging Amazon, Walmart unveils one-day delivery on more than 200k items
Russell Knight | 16 May, 2019, 16:50

You also need to spend at least $35 in order to qualify for the service, and there will be a cut off time each day as you'd expect. The NextDay delivery service will first launch for customers in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Walmart plans to gradually roll out the service over the coming months to reach approximately 75% of the USA population this year, including 40 of the top 50 major US metro areas.

Both Walmart and Amazon offer two-day shipping; Amazon provides the service through Amazon Prime, which costs $12.99 per month, while Walmart's service is available without a membership - though there is a minimum purchase amount of $35.

The move follows Amazon's announcement in late April that it intends to make one-day delivery the default for Prime members, who now pay $119 a year for free two-day shipping, along with other perks. This means the order ships in one box, or as few as possible, and it travels a shorter distance via cheap ground shipping. Amazon has declined to say when the switch will happen, but it already offers one-day delivery for some items in certain areas.

Amazon Prime subscriptions cost $119 annually and include benefits such as streaming television and music. We're on track to offer Grocery Pickup from 3,100 stores and same-day Grocery Delivery from 1,600 stores by year-end, which will provide coverage to approximately 80% and 50% of the USA population, respectively.

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And, today, to complement our same-day Grocery Delivery, we're excited to announce a new offering we've been working on for a while now. "That's in contrast to online orders that come in multiple boxes from multiple locations, which can be quite costly".

"We want to ensure we have good delivery experience for our customers as we evolve this offer". Cut-off times will vary by location, according to the company. Walmart says shipping these items for next-day delivery is cheaper than two-day shipping because it comes from a single fulfillment center located close to the customer.

He also said the recently implemented tariffs on Chinese imports will not hurt demand as most are best-sellers and popular items that shoppers will keep buying even if prices rise.

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