Walmart looks to take on Amazon with its own next-day delivery
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After Amazon announced last month that it would start offering next-day delivery for Prime members, Walmart is firing back with its own near-instant delivery service.
Announced this week, Walmart had previously teased the service on Twitter, with a quick jab at Amazon’s membership requirements. The service is first serving both Phoenix and Las Vegas, with a bigger rollout in Southern California “in the coming days.”
The end goal is to service over 75% of the US with the “NextDay” service from Walmart.
What to expect from Walmart’s next-day delivery option
With Walmart’s NextDay delivery service, you’ll get access 220,000 items that Walmart keeps on deck in its various warehouses. That’s how they can promise the one-day shipping, through strategic warehouse locations, common items, and cheap ground shipping options.
When on Walmart.com, users will be able to toggle the NextDay delivery option which will change how the site experience to showcase items that are eligible for one-day shipping. To reap the benefits of the one-day shipping, everything in your cart must be part of the NextDay program.
The last hurdle present is making sure you get the order in before cut-off times – typically 3pm, but some locations could vary. Also, orders over $35 get dat good good – free shipping.
While Amazon’s Prime subscription features plenty of other benefits that make it worth its cost, it’s fun watching these two giants duke it out for our money. Just waiting on Walmart to release its own virtual assistant now.
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