Walmart Plus is a new shopping subscription service that will offer a number of benefits, including free shipping, just like Amazon Prime…
Retail giant Walmart is about to launch a new shopping service, Walmart+, to go up against Amazon Prime. It will reportedly cost $98 per year, which is less expensive than Amazon’s Prime $119 annual subscription fee, according to The Wall Street Journal. While it will offer some attractive perks, it probably won’t be able to truly compete at the same level as Amazon Prime.
Walmart Plus Coming to Compete with Amazon Prime
The most enticing benefit is unlimited same-day grocery delivery from Walmart Supercenters. Other perks include reserved parking spots for Walmart+ members, along with a limited version of Walmart Express. (The latter is a service that includes two-hour deliveries of certain merchandise in select cities.) To qualify for free delivery, it’s necessary to at least $35 worth of goods. But, with over 160,000 products, that shouldn’t be difficult whatsoever.
The new Walmart Plus will also include other benefits, such as fuel discounts of at Walmart gas stations. And possibly, a new way for in-store shoppers to scan and purchase items without the need to go through checkouts. However, there still isn’t any real word about an alternative to Amazon Prime Video, perhaps to due to Walmart’s selling off of Vudu.