Walmart moves to just chip away Amazon’s most dear perk
Walmart just made a move that will probably frighten Amazon. On the start of Tuesday at 8 a.m, Walmart will put forward free two-day delivery on more than two million store items for all orders over $35. All Walmart clienteles will make the grade for the free two-day delivery. There is no cost or enrollment in membership programs needed.
“We upped the ante here and decided not to charge people for it,” Marc Lore, CEO of Walmart US ecommerce, said on a call with reporters on Monday.
By evaluation, Amazon proclaims “free” two-day distribution only to members of its Prime program, who pay $99 yearly for membership.
Non-Prime members can also meet the criteria for free distribution — but without two-day delivery — on orders of $49 or more.
Two million of the 20 million products placed on Walmart’s website will be accessible for two-day distribution. Those products will be Walmart’s most famous products, containing baby necessities, pet products, food like cereal and peanut butter, cleaning supplies, electronics, and toys, the company said.